Ph.D., Executive Director
Catherine has always been passionate about animals and nature. She completed a Bachelor of Biological Sciences (University of Quebec in Montreal), a master degree on the population dynamics of cougars (Washington State University) and a Ph.D. in Ecology on the interactions between Dall sheep, grizzly bears and wolves (University of Alberta). Among others, Catherine has worked in the Northwest Territories as a wildlife biologist for the Gwich'in Renewable Resources Board and, in the context of her doctorate, has conducted research on aboriginal traditional knowledge.
It is with great interest that she now works for the Mi'gmaq and Maliseet communities, and that she expands her expertise from terrestrial to aquatic and oceanic domain. Her experience in collaborative resource management and her understanding of ecosystems are profitable to her tasks as the Executive Director of MMAFMA. Catherine is responsible for the implementation of MMAFMA's action plan, acts as a link with the Board of Directors, works to establish effective communication, and ensure the sound management of operations and finances.