Wilma Isbister – General Manager
Wilma holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan, where she majored in Human Resource Management and a Diploma of Business Administration from the Saskatchewan Institute of Technology. Wilma brings over 25 years of senior experience in administration, management, human resource management, business and program development, strategic planning, governance and leadership for First Nations organizations. She has provided strategic guidance to executive teams, boards and program staff in the areas strategic planning, program planning and evaluation, policy development, human resource issues management and has assisted individuals in the development of sound business plans. Her counsel is delivered with solid professional standards and a sharp eye to business value. She is a skilled facilitator and is proficient at drawing on her experiences and communicating this knowledge.
Lorri Arcand – Community Investment Coordinator
Lorri Arcand is a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree and Certificate in Aboriginal Business Administration from the University of the Saskatchewan. Lorri has worked with First Nation organizations in the capacity of training and employment for 20 years. She is excited to be part of the Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation (DDCDC) team.
Jamie Yuzicappi – Community Engagement Coordinator
Jamie has been dedicated to serving her community of Whitecap Dakota First Nation and the City of Saskatoon for over 17 years, through work and volunteer activities. She has been with Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation (DDCDC) since 2008 and has worked in various administrative capacities. Currently, Jamie is moving forward the DDCDC’s goal of increased community engagement. Previously, Jamie worked with the Whitecap Dakota First Nation and Saskatoon Tribal Council’s (STC) Health & Family Services Inc.
Jamie’s notable volunteer work includes vice-chair of STC’s highly successful fundraising galas, which benefit the White Buffalo Youth Lodge. The WBYL offers families, youth and children from Saskatoon’s core neighborhood opportunities in recreation, culture and mentorship in a safe and welcoming environment. She served as president of City Park Collegiate’ School and Community Council for four (4) years, whose aim was to foster community engagement to support the academic success of students. She has also volunteered as a fire fighter, first responder, turkey-carver/sandwich-maker as well as participated on a number of event committees and volunteer events. Besides volunteering, Jamie also enjoys gardening and creative pursuits.
Tara Kyle – Executive Assistant
Tara is a member of the Mistawasis First Nation who was born in Prince Albert but has called Saskatoon her home for the last 27 years. She has worked with First Nations people and organizations for the past 10+ years through the City of Saskatoon, Saskatoon Tribal Council, the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, and now the CDC in teaching, volunteering, and administrative aspects. In her spare time Tara enjoys running, boxing, camping, hiking, and travelling to the West Coast.