Board of Directors

The First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB) Board of Directors is accountable to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations. Its role is to ensure that the FMB fulfills our legal and regulatory mandate.


Harold Calla, Executive Chair

Harold CallaFCPA, FCGA, CAFM

Executive Chair

British Columbia, GIC Appointed

  • Proud member of the Squamish Nation in North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Served eight years on the Squamish Council, working with the Nation to better manage its land and finances and develop its economy
  • Supported the Squamish Nation in developing acts that give it more control over its finances, including: First Nations Land Management Act, First Nations Fiscal Management Act, First Nations Commercial and Industrial Development Act, and First Nations Oil and Gas and Moneys Management Act
  • Fellow of the CGA Association of Canada
  • Member of the AFOA
  • Named one of 100 difference-making CGAs by the CGA Association of Canada
  • Former advisor and go-between for First Nations in Western Canada
  • Former board member of CMHC, Partnerships BC, Fortis BC, and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, as well as chairing or serving on board Audit Committees

Dillon Johnson, Vice-Chair

Dillon JohnsonB.Comm, MBA, CAFM


British Columbia, GIC Appointed

  • Providing community, economic and financial planning advice and services to First Nations governments and organizations for a decade as a consultant with Temixw Planning Ltd. in North Vancouver
  • Member of the Tla'amin Nation, where he served three consecutive terms as an elected member of Council
  • Proudly carries a Tla'amin name, toqʷanən (toh-kwon-non), which is a former village site and a place of significance in Tla'amin territory
  • MBA graduate from the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario)
  • Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria
  • Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation from the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada
  • Serves as the President of AFOA BC

Deanna Muise, Director

Deanna MuiseFCPA, FCA, TEP


Alberta, GIC Appointed

  • One of three Métis partners with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP Chartered Accountants
  • Provides tax services to clients, Aboriginal tax issues
  • Structures new ventures with owner managers and First Nations Business Enterprises to save on tax
  • Active in the tax community by speaking at events and giving seminars
  • Major fundraiser for Golf Canada Foundation

Caroline Davis, Director

Caroline DavisFCPA, FCA


Ontario, GIC Appointed

  • Specializes in governance and financial management in the public sector and not-for-profit organizations
  • Fellow of CPA Ontario
  • Distinguished Fellow, Queen's University School of Policy Studies
  • Former Director of United Way Centraide Canada
  • Former Chair of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington
  • Former Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) at Queen's University
  • Former Assistant Deputy Minister at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Corporate Services; Lands and Trust Services; Resolution and Individual Affairs
  • Supported the implementation of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act

Norman Grdina, Director

Norman GrdinaFCPA, FCGA, CAFM, CFE


British Columbia, GIC Appointed

  • Director of First Nations Services at RHN Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Strong track record of supporting First Nations to better manage their finances, including a Reduced Reporting initiative presented to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Member of the Government Organizations Accounting and Auditing Forum
  • Member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC
  • National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association board member
  • Director of AFOA of BC
  • Chairperson of the AFOA-sponsored Technical Advisory Group
  • Member of the AFOA of Canada Audit Committee
  • Licensed private financial investigator in BC
  • Past President of the BC Chapter of the Certified Fraud Examiners Association

Louis LeDoux, Director

Louis LeDouxBEd


Saskatchewan, AFOA Canada Appointed

  • Proud member of Mistawasis Nêhiyawak (Saskatchewan)
  • Director of Operations for Mistawasis Nêhiyawak
  • Trustee for Mistawasis Nêhiyawak, Specific Land Claims
  • Officer of Mistawasis Nêhiyawak, Finance and Audit Committee
  • Project Management Team member for Mistawasis Nêhiyawak
  • Member of AFOA
  • Former Director of Education and Principal for Chief Mistawasis School
  • Former Post-Secondary and Local Labour Force Development Coordinator for Mistawasis Nêhiyawak
  • Former School Board Trustee with Prairie Spirit School Division

Kelly Ballard, Director

Kelly BallardCPA, CGA, CAFM


British Columbia, AFOA Canada Appointed

  • Holds a designation from the Certified General Accountants of BC (now the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC)
  • Holds a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation from the Aboriginal Financial Officers of Canada
  • Has provided financial advisory services in the Treaty 8 area of Northeast BC for the past 20+ years
  • Sits on the Board of Directors for Uujo Management General Partnership; a Doig River First Nation company
  • Handles the financial reporting for the Nikanese Wah Tzee Stewardship Society, a West Moberly First Nations and Saulteau First Nations partnership in caribou conservation in Northeast BC

Katherine Stevens, Director

Katherine StevensCAFM


British Columbia, AFOA Canada Appointed

  • Proud Shuswap Band member and have served within the Shuswap development office
  • Currently Director of Finance with the Shuswap Indian Band
  • Specializes in Business Administration Accounting, Property Taxation and Certified Aboriginal Financial Management
  • Assisted in Shuswap Indian Band receiving the Financial Management System Certificate through FMB in 2020

Jean Vincent, Director

Jean VincentMSC, FCPA, FCA, CAFM


Quebec, GIC Appointed

Jean Vincent is Chairman of the board of the Native Commercial Credit Corporation (SOCCA). The corporation provides commercial financing to Aboriginal start-up or expanding businesses. Mr. Vincent is also Chairman of the board of the Aboriginal Savings Corporation of Canada (ABSCAN). The corporation provides Aboriginal people with savings products and loans in the real estate, institutional and commercial sectors.

Jean Vincent was Vice-Grand Chief of the Huron-wendat Nation from 2008 to 2018. He was involved in the creation of the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) for which he is currently Chairman of the board. He is also a trustee of the First Nations Market Housing Fund. He was also a founding member of the Native Financial Officers Association of Canada and vice-chair of its board of directors.

Early in his career, he worked for the National Bank of Canada and the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. He sits also on other board of directors.

Paul Rochon, Director

Paul Rochon


Ontario, GIC Appointed

Paul Rochon is Executive Advisor at Deloitte Canada, where he focuses on issues related to economic strategy, climate change, the energy transition and commercial transportation. He was recently a member of the Independent Review Committee on Standard Setting in Canada, established by CPA Canada to provide advice on the formation of a Canadian sustainability standard setting board. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University.

Paul was Deputy Minister of Finance (Canada) from 2014 to 2020. Prior to this appointment, he held a number of Deputy Minister positions in the federal government; including: Deputy Minister of International Development; Associate Deputy Minister of Health and Finance Deputy Minister at the G7, G20 and the Financial Stability Forum.

He holds a MA in Economics from the University of Toronto and a BA in History from McGill University.

Michael McIntyre, Director

Michael McIntyre


Nova Scotia, GIC Appointed