Office of the CEO

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is Dorothy Pye-Johnson. She is responsible for the overall operations and resources of NCC and is the key liaison between Governing Council and NCC staff. 

She has direct responsibility for the membership and infrastructure files, management of infrastructure and assets and oversight of budgets, agreements implementation and elections. She also leads strategic planning, policy development and occupational health and safety.

CEO Biography

Dorothy joined the NunatuKavut Community Council as its CEO in 2009

She has spent her career working in Indigenous communities in the areas of economic development, employment counselling and finance. Throughout her career, Dorothy has recognized the importance of traditional knowledge transfer and communities having decision-making power over their own affairs and future. 

Dorothy recently received her designation as a Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator from the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada. She also studied employment counselling at the University of Ottawa.

Originally from the NunatuKavut Inuit community of Lodge Bay, Dorothy is deeply connected to her roots and loves being on the land. She is also a hobby crafter and enjoys reading, singing and playing guitar. 

Dorothy has a spouse, Brian, two daughters and 5 grandchildren.


Dorothy Pye-Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
Tel: 709-896-0592, ext 228
Fax: 709-896-0594

Shawn Holwell
Engineering Technician (Investing in NunatuKavut Communities Infrastructure Program)
Tel: (506) 910-0908
Fax: (709) 938-7880

Partner Agreements Implementation Coordinator
Tel: (709) 896-0406
Fax: (709) 896-0594

Sonya Blake
Senior Membership Administrator
Tel: (709) 896-0592, ext. 242
Fax: (709) 896-0594

Mabel Groves
Membership Clerk
Tel: (709) 896-0592, ext 240
Fax: (709) 896-0594

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