Munick-Watkins named Nunavik health board executive director

Former KRG chairperson to lead organization for next four years

Jennifer Munick-Watkins, left, is pictured in a 2018 file photo while she was KRG chairperson. (File photo)

By Jeff Pelletier - Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Jennifer Munick-Watkins will continue leading the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services for the next four years after officially being named its executive director last week.

The health board announced the appointment in a news release Dec. 15 following a board of directors meeting in Montreal.

On Dec. 16, Nunatsiaq News requested an interview with Munick-Watkins to discuss her vision for the health board over the next four years. On Wednesday a spokesperson said she was not available.

Munick-Watkins had served since July as the health board’s interim executive director, following the retirement of long-time leader Minnie Grey.

Previously, Munick-Watkins worked for the health board as director of Inuit values and practices. She was also twice elected chairperson of Kativik Regional Government, a position she left in 2021.

“Over the past few months, Mrs. Munick-Watkins has demonstrated her great potential to guide the Nunavik health and social services network and we are confident that she will continue to add value to our human resources and work with our partners,” said Shirley White-Dupuis, who chairs the health board’s board of directors, in a statement.

 

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(5) Comments:

  1. Posted by CM on

    Vic Mesher jr taking care of some of the business on the employees union behalf is in the photograph 🙂

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    • Posted by Someone’s gotta do it! on

      Someone has to watch out for employees and make sure things go ok and it certainly won’t be the bosses!
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      The union makes us strong!

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      • Posted by S on

        Sadly, the union representation is of virtually no value to the union membership

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        • Posted by rank and file on

          Members of a union have the ear of their executive, don’t be shy. That is the deal with membership.

  2. Posted by Never mind membership on

    Put their names in for a good man or good woman contestant, never be picked out the hat. Never mind the membership, be more concerned about the investigation going on at the Health board , re: the good membership of past events.

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