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Meet Our Team

Christine Goulais

CEO, Nbisiing Power

Christine Goulais is a proud member of Nipissing First Nation where she has established a consulting and advisory business focused on supporting Indigenous communities in the areas of strategic policy, economic development, energy and self-governance.

Christine has 15 years of experience in government and corporate environments focused on Indigenous relations, including 10 years with Hydro One.

Bethann Schnell

Sales Development Lead, Nbisiing Power

Bethann joined the Nbisiing Power team on September 6, 2022, as Sales Development Lead. Bethann is a very proud member of Nipissing First Nation and has only recently had the opportunity to live in the community. Her background in sales has served the Mechanical Engineering, Auto and Renewable Energy fields, with over 30 years of customer service and sales development experience. She looks forward to building strong relationships with customers, the community and manufactures to exceed the expectations pursing Indigenous procurement opportunities.

Jeff Hanzlik

Finance and Project Management Support, Nbisiing Power

Starting on October 24, 2022, Jeff will join the Nbisiing Power team as Finance and Project Management Support. Jeff is an active NFN community member often seen volunteering in the community. He has education in Business Accounting and Architectural drafting along with business experience including accounts payable / receivable, sales, construction estimating, warehouse management and small business ownership. Jeff has over 30 years experience in customer service and relationship building. He has worked in the Finance Department for NFN for the past three and a half years. Jeff resides in Garden Village with his family and is happy to be part of Nbisiing Power and is excited to see the growth and success of this new business venture.

Richard Booy

Strategic Business Advisor, Nbisiing Power

Richard is an enthusiastic entrepreneur who got his start in the electrical industry with Westinghouse. Over 25 years, he progressed through management ranks at Westinghouse and Eaton before investing in Composite Power. Within Composite Power, Richard works closely with Hydro One and Utility Contractors to propose electrical equipment solutions for Ontario’s transmission and distribution systems. Richard sits on the commercial committee for the EDA (Electricity Distributors Association) and participates in executive roundtable discussions hosted by the OEN (Ontario Energy Network)


Indigenous Owned and Operated

“This strategic business partnership will ultimately help NFN diversify our economy and build capacity in a relatively new industry where there are plenty of opportunities that aren’t currently being realized. We look forward to working with our new partners to maximize this opportunity and deliver benefits for our community through employment and revenue generation.” – Chief Scott McLeod