Meet the leadership team of the FMB.
Harold Calla, CPA, FCGA, CAFM
Harold is a member of the Squamish Nation located in North Vancouver, British Columbia.
After many years of experience in international business, he worked with the Squamish Nation as a negotiator in the areas of economic development, land management and finance and served eight years on the Squamish Council.
He has also acted as an advisor and an arbitrator for First Nations in Western Canada.
Chief Operating Officer
Brian Titus, CAFM
Brian is a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager, and a member of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation of Dawson City, Yukon. He has lived in British Columbia since 1987, and has extensive experience working for First Nation communities in policy development, strategy, operational planning, economic development and accounting.
Brian has a wealth of senior leadership experience including over 9 years in executive roles for the Osoyoos Indian Band Development Corporation, first as the Chief Financial Officer and subsequently as the Chief Operating Officer.
In the past, Brian he has been on numerous boards, including the Northern Visions Development Corporation, First Nations Financial Management Board, the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC, the Aboriginal Finance Officers Association of Canada and the Chief Isaac Group of Companies. He has also been an advisor for the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and Camosun College’s Aboriginal Business Program.
Director, Market Development, Financial Administration Laws & Stakeholder Relations
Shayla Point, BA, LLB
Shayla leads the Market Development, Financial Administration Laws & Stakeholder Relations team.
Her team is responsible for managing the ongoing relationship between the FMB and its clients. They also provide operational support to clients that wish to develop a Financial Administration Law.
This team also maintains relationships with other stakeholders and First Nations organizations.
Director, Capacity Development and Intervention
Suzanne Trottier, CFA, MBA
Suzanne leads the Capacity Development & Intervention team, which supports First Nations in building their financial management capacity.
Her team provides client support through tools and templates, workshops, tutorials, webinars and research that supports clients as they implement their financial management system.
In June 2019, Suzanne was appointed by Governor-in-Council to the Business Development Bank of Canada Board of Directors.
Director, Standards & Certification
Scott Munro, CPA, CA, CAFM
Scott leads the Standards & Certification team, which establishes standards for Financial Administration Laws, Financial Management System, Financial Performance and the reporting of local revenues , and provides certification services in relation to those standards where applicable.
Scott has been serving on the Board of Directors at the Public Sector Accounting Board since May 2018.
Mark Podlasly, MPA
Mark has a Master’s of Public Administration and is a member of the Cook’s Ferry First Nation of Spences Bridge, British Columbia.
Mark leads the Governance Project, which aims to provide an Indigenous perspective on how the United Nation’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) could be implemented by interested First Nations. In the past two years, Mark has worked closely with industry experts and First Nations representatives on governance matters within the UNDRIP framework and self-determination rights.
Director, Corporate Services
Mindy Smith, CPA, CA, CIA, MBA
Mindy leads the Corporate Services team, which supports all departments at FMB.
Her team includes finance, information technology, human resources , board support and property management professionals as well as administration and other support staff.
The Corporate Services team maintains an effective and efficient operation.