Bio of Tamara (Tammy) Saulis, CAFM

As the Chief Financial Officer of Nipissing First Nation, Tammy demonstrates leadership skills that motivate and inspire others by making a measurable impact on management, performance and governance.  Her extensive knowledge and experience in Aboriginal finance and management benefits her community, and allows her to work closely with the senior management team to develop and deliver comprehensive operational initiatives and solutions.

Tammy is an accomplished strategic leader with over 30 years’ experience in finance and administration in not-for-profit Aboriginal organizations.  She worked at a number of Aboriginal or Aboriginal-related organizations in senior financial and management positions in Ottawa prior to returning to her home community.  Some of the organizations she has worked for include the First Nations Statistical Institute, AFOA Canada, and the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.

In her current role, Tammy oversees day-to-day financial operations and provides administrative direction to ensure Nipissing First Nation meets long-term financial health and sustainability.  She manages budget and audit processes, accounting, purchasing, long-range forecasting, and continues to strengthen financial systems on a daily basis.  Tammy has championed the financial management systems certification process resulting in Nipissing receiving FMS Certification by the First Nations Financial Management Board in December 2016.




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