Meet Our Board

Glooscap Ventures' Board of Directors is a team of highly experienced leaders who are committed to the long-term growth and performance of the economic development corporation. 

The Board is comprised of 11 members that each specialize in a specific field such as marketing, finance, accounting, communications, human resources, technology, and legal. The council of Glooscap First Nation are non-voting members of the board. The community has two voting representatives; one youth and one elder.

The Board has 4 sub-committees:

  • Executive Committee 

  • Governance Committee 

  • Human Resources Committee 

  • Finance and Risk Committee 

Chief Sidney Peters

Elected to the position of Chief, Glooscap First Nation in 2012. 

Co-Chief of Atlantic Policy of First Nation Chiefs

Member of the Nova Scotia Coalitition on Building Our New Economy

Previously Manager of Lands Environment with the Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq. 

Chair of the Board

Louis Coutinho

Former Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Windsor

Co-owner of Avondale Sky Winery

Member of the The Kings-Edgehill School Board of Governors

Co-Chair of the Provincial Fiscal Review Task Force 

Vice-Chair of the Board

Chief Paul James Prosper

Current Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief for Nova Scotia & Newfoundland

Chief of Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation

Atlantic Policy of First Nation Chief Secretariat - Energy and Justice Portfolios 

Mi'kmaq Lawyer with 20 years of experience in handling Aboriginal legal issues

Governance Committee Chair

Larry Peters

Current Councillor, Glooscap First Nation

Former Native Employment Officer at Glooscap First Nation

Local Entrepreneur 

2016 Ulnooweg Business Development Lifetime Acheivement Award

Councillor Responsible for Economic Development at Glooscap First Nation

Jerid Watton

Current student at Dalhousie University studying Environmental Studies

Highly involved with Glooscap First Nation youth events

Youth Representative

Don Bureaux

President of the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

Former Assistant Director of the Acadia Centre for Social and Business Entrepreneurship at Acadia University

Holds a Masters in Business Administration, Certified General Accountant designation and international designation as a Certified Business Counsellor through the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Treasurer & Chair of Finance Committee

Denise Doucet

Partner at Granite Strategies.

Founder and President of Denise Doucet Strategic Partnerships Inc.

Previous diplomat to the Benelux at the Canadian Embassy in The Hague.

Board member with Hope Blooms

Susan Hayes

CEO, The Windsor Elms Village

Past President, Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce

Past President , Rotary Club of Kentville and incoming Vice President, Rotary Club of Windsor

Former Regional Manager, Shannex and former Director of Quality and System Performance, Annapolis Valley Health

Chair of the Human Resource Committee

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