David is First Nations of Saulteaux (Pinaymootang First Nation, Manitoba) and African American descent. David’s experience includes conduction Research in health, social services, management, policy development and community engagement. He has worked with both urban and First Nations social services programs.
David has 30 years’ experience facilitating complex government contracts and public relations/stakeholder relations with Aboriginal communities across Canada. Presently David is the Indigenous Engagement Advisor for Alberta Health Services.
For 6 years David served as a Board Member with the Aboriginal Healing Foundation (AHF) Board. The AHF was responsible for distributing funding to First Nations, Metis and Inuit Communities for residential school healing. During his time on the Board of Directors David served various roles on the following committees, Finance, Program Merit Review Committee, Elders Committee and the Research committee. David was also the Board Chairperson for Fresh Start Recovery Centre in the City of Calgary for 2 years.