Board President: Keith LeClaire

Keith is a Mohawk from the Kahnawake First Nation. Currently Director of Health Services for the Akwesasne First Nation, Keith has served on several addictions organization boards, including as Executive Director of the Onen’to:ken Treatment Center (Kahnesatake First Nation (1986-91), past President of the National Native Association of Treatment Directors (1989-91), a member of the Quebec Regional Addictions Working Group (1980-82 and 1997-2004), a member of the Board of Directors of the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation (2002-2005) and is presently an ex-officio Board member (2007 ongoing) of NNAPF.

Keith’s strengths lie in community development, capacity building, management, policy analysis, evaluation and interpersonal relations. He looks forward to strengthening the partnerships between First Nation communities, provincial, federal and other Non-Government Organizations in our ongoing work to reduce and eliminate addictions and enhance health and wellness within our First Nation community.

On November 6th, The First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA), in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) awarded the 4th Annual ‘Excellence in Health Leadership Award’, to Keith Leclaire, CFNHM, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Akwesasne First Nation, where he is Director of Health Services.  Congratulations Keith! This award is designed to recognize those who have exhibited a sincere and long-term commitment as well as leadership in First Nations health management in Canada.