Akwesasne, ON, May 23, 2023 – The First Nations Market Housing Fund (FNMHF) has confirmed its drive to ensure First Nations lead the Fund’s activities by appointing Amy Comegan as Trustee and Travis Seymour as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Fund has been transforming its operations in the past few months to better meet its mandate of providing market housing options for First Nations people.
Amy Comegan brings more than 15 years of finance, operations, and administration experience, with a strong focus on working with First Nations and organizations. She is certified as a Chartered Professional Accountant, General Accountant, and Aboriginal Financial Manager, and is dedicated to ethical practices and the teachings of the Anishinaabe. Amy is passionate about bringing her skills to the development of First Nation communities. Her effective communication skills and ability to foster collaboration will drive positive change and forge strong working relationships within the Fund.
Travis Seymour has been appointed as the new CEO of the FNMHF following a rigorous national executive search conducted by Watson Advisors. As the Director of Finance and Administration for the Fund since 2018, Travis has demonstrated exceptional leadership. His notable qualifications in accountancy and auditing underscore his sound financial judgement, and previous roles with organizations such as the First Nations Financial Management Board and the Aboriginal Healing Foundation have provided him with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities for First Nations across Canada.
These appointments come at an exciting time of transformation and growth for the First Nations Market Housing Fund. The Fund is currently undergoing strategic changes, with a refreshed focus on promoting homeownership and enhancing the overall housing experience for Indigenous communities. Homeowners can look forward to new information and tools that will support them in making informed decisions about their housing needs. The Fund is also developing new products and services to better meet the evolving demands of First Nations homeowners. Furthermore, the Capacity Development Program, a cornerstone initiative of the FNMHF, is being revised and expanded to provide even greater support and resources to communities, empowering them to take control of their housing destinies.
These developments, coupled with the appointment of Amy Comegan as Trustee and Travis Seymour as CEO, set the stage for a dynamic and transformative era at the First Nations Market Housing Fund. Together with the other trustees, they will lead the organization in its mission to create sustainable housing solutions and drive positive change within Indigenous communities across Canada.
For more information on the First Nations Market Housing Fund and its services, please visit www.fnmhf.ca or contact Nancy Coloccia.
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