SHEILA SUTHERLAND is the proud mother of two children and a member of the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation. She is a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan receiving a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting and has a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager designation.
Sheila has been employed with First Nation communities and organizations for over 20 years with the last 15 serving in the area of financial management and co-management. Sheila joined the First Nation Trust as a Trustee in November 2009 and has been appointed Chairperson since May 2011. She brings years of experience as a Board member as she served on the Willow Cree Healing Lodge and Thunder Oil Ltd, a Co-Manager and a Third Party Manager for various First Nations and a member of numerous oversight committees. Sheila has experience in the drafting, implementation and evaluation of financial management acts and policies. She continues to undertake her responsibilities as Chairperson with integrity and utmost professionalism.