Shyla O’Donnell is the Executive Director of Wolastoqey Tribal Council and the Consultation Director for the Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick. A Graduate of Forestry and Environmental Management at the University of New Brunswick and a Registered Professional Forester, Shyla is a tireless advocate of forest stewardship and environmental protection. Being proudly of Wolastoqey heritage, Shyla is equally passionate about Indigenous rights and culture. She has worked on biodiversity, entomology, climate change and forest management in several provinces, including BC, Newfoundland and New Brunswick, and she has been a key player on major treaty rights and consultation files with NB Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat and St. Mary’s First Nation. Shyla is a fitness enthusiast and resides in Fredericton, NB with her husband and two children.
Director of Programs
Megan Fullarton is the Director of Programs for WTCI. Megan graduated from the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry Degree. Prior to joining the WNNB/WTCI team Megan worked for her home community, St Mary’s First Nation, as their Resource Development Consultation Coordinator. Megan is passionate about Indigenous rights and the environment, as well as social issues surrounding First Nations. When she is not staring at her computer screen Megan spends time outdoors with her son- camping, staying active or on the road riding her motorcycle.
Gail Fullarton is the Administrative Assistant for WTCI/WNNB. Gail is the first face that visitors meet when entering the office. Gail’s strong attention to detail and helpful personality is what keeps our office running smoothly. If you need anything just ask Gail and she will make it happen! Gail graduated from Stanley High in New Brunswick and has earned herself a certificate in Human Resource Management. Prior to joining the WNNB/WTCI team Gail worked in her home community of St. Mary’s First Nation in numerous managements and assisting positions. Gail keeps up-to-date with her community via Facebook and loves spending time with her family, whom she considers her biggest blessings.
Director of Finance
Sandra Polchies is the Director of Finance at WTCI and WNNB. Sandra is Wolastoqey from the Sitansisk. Sandra was previously employed by Sitansisk from 2001-2017 as their Finance Clerk. Upon being hired with WTCI and WNNB she enrolled with UNB Extended Learning where she gained her Human Resource Management Certificate in 2018.
Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Navigator
Candice is the Non-Insured Health Benefits Navigator for WTCI, she is Wolastoqey from Sitansisk.
Director of Human Resources
Emergency Management Coordinator
Don is the Emergency Management Coordinator for WTCI, he is Wolastoqey from Pilick. He is a retired member of the RCMP and also a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces. Both careers have afforded the opportunity to be involved in events that included emergency management and through these experiences he has learned preparedness, prevention and planning will assist our communities in time of need.
Youth Job Coach Navigator
The position is currently sitting vacant
Health Services Manager
Amanda Myran is a proud citizen of the Dakota Nation, band member of the Birdtail Sioux Dakhóta Oyáte, born and raised in Wolastoqey homelands with community connections to Woodstock First Nation. She is passionate about Indigenous health, intergenerational healing, and community advocacy. Amanda received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Dalhousie University in 2013 and her Master of Nursing at the University of New Brunswick in 2019. With the guidance of community co-researchers and Elders, her thesis work was focused on learning about how descendants of Survivors are engaged in healing for themselves and for the future generations. It was a powerful experience. From 2019-2021, Amanda had the honour of being the first Piluwitahasuwin at UNB, a Wolastoqey word gifted by Dr/Elder Opolahsomuwehs that means one who promotes change in a good way towards truth. As the Assistant Vice-President of Indigenous Engagement, she helped guide the university to dismantle barriers for Indigenous learners and respond to the TRC Calls to Action. With this new position, she is excited to work with and for Wolastoqiyik and refocus her efforts on Indigenous health. Usually, you can catch Amanda on the powwow trail (jingle and fancy) and walking her pups (Rogue and Luna) with her partner Spencer. When you see her, please say hi and introduce yourself!
Aboriginal Diabetes Coordinator
Tina Nicholas is from Neqotkuk and is WTCI’s Aboriginal Diabetes Coordinator.
Allison Brooks is the Education Lead at WTCI. He was the principal for Chief Harold Sappier Memorial School in Sitansisk in the past.
Anatasha (Tosha) is from Wotstak and is WTCI’s Language Coordinator.
Jody is from Pilick and is WTCI’s Education Administrator.
Candace is WNNB’s and WTCI’s Corporate Administrator to the Board of Directors. She is originally from Metepenagiag.