COTA Board of Directors and Staff

205 Opemiska Meskino
P.O Box 1167
Oujé-Bougoumou, QC

Phone: 418.745.2220
Fax: 418.745.2240
Toll free: 1.888.268.2682 (COTA)

The primary role of the COTA Board of Directors is to guide the activities of the association and make decisions that help further the development of the tourism industry in Eeyou Istchee in accordance with the needs and objectives of our members.

The COTA Board is comprised of twelve members who serve a 3-year term. One board member is appointed by the Cree Nation Government, nine are elected by the COTA membership and two are appointed by the elders council. The community of Washaw Sibi is represented with a member who has observer status.

COTA policy stipulates that there must be at least one member from each of the nine Cree communities of Eeyou Istchee. Each member must be a Cree Beneficiary and closely affiliated with his or her community.

  • Mr. Titus Shecapio

    Mr. Titus Shecapio

    President – Mistissini Representative

    187 Main Street

    Mistissini, Quebec G0W 1C0

    tel: 418.923.3466

    fax: 418.923.3115

  • Mr. Jamie Moses

    Mr. Jamie Moses

    Vice-President – Eastmain Representative

    115 Shabow Meskino

    Eastmain, Qc J0M 1W0

    tel: 819-977-0355

    fax: 819-977-0356

  • Irene Otter

    Irene Otter

    Waswanipi Representative

    18 Poplar Street

    Waswanipi, Quebec J0Y 3C0

    tel: 819-753-2587

    fax: 819-753-2550

  • Member

    Mr. Ron Simard

    Ouje-Bougoumou Representative

    203 Opemiska Meskino

    Ouje-Bougoumou, Quebec G0W 3C0

    tel: 418.745.2519

    fax: 418.745.3544

  • Mr. Anderson Jolly

    Mr. Anderson Jolly

    Nemaska Representative

    9 Bear Trail

    Nemaska, Quebec J0Y 3B0

    tel: 819.860.8872

    fax: 819.673.2542

  • Mr. Tim Whiskeychan (NEW)

    Mr. Tim Whiskeychan

    Waskaganish Representative

    tel: 819.895.8650 ext. 3237

    fax: 819.895.8901

  • Mr. Chuck Matches (NEW)

    Mr. Chuck Matches

    Wemindji Representative

    Wemindji, Quebec J0M 1L0

  • Mr. Jerry Rupert

    Jerry Rupert

    Chisasibi Representative

    P.O Box 720

    Chisasibi, Québec J0M 1E0

    tel: 819.855.3373

    fax: 819.855.2330

  • Mr. Isaac Masty

    Mr. Isaac Masty

    Whapmagoostui Representative

    P.O. Box 149

    Whapmagoostui, Québec J0M 1G0

    tel: 819.929.3364

    fax: 819.929.3435

  • Mr.Alexander Moses

    Alexander Moses

    CNG Representative

    277 Duke Street

    Mistissini, Québec G0W 1C0

    tel: 514.861.5837

    fax: 514.861.0760

  • Mr. Johnny Saganash

    Mr. Johnny Saganash

    Elder Committee Representative

  • Michael Mapachee

    Mr. Michael Mapachee

    Observer Washaw Sibi

  • Mr. Timothy Wapachee

    Mr. Timothy Wapachee

    Interim Financial Controller/Corporate Secretary

    205, Opemiska Meskino, P.0. Box 1167

    Oujé-Bougoumou, Québec G0W 3C0

    tel: 418.745.2220 ext: 4229

    fax: 418.745.2240


Robin McGinley, Executive Director Ext.4222
Timothy Wapachee, Financial Controller/Corporate Secretary Ext.4229
Julie Simard, Assistant to the Executive Director Ext.4225
Angel Mianscum, Digital Animator Ext.4224
Stephanie Bourgault, Director, Marketing and Promotion for EIT & TBJ 418.748.8140
Victoria Crowe, Marketing Agent Ext.4227
Joanik Linteau, Project Manager, Reception and Marketing 418.748.8140
Louise Séguin, Product Development Officer Ext.4231
Frances Edwards, Administrative Assistant Ext.4225
Myra Echum, Special Project Officer Ext.4230
Dex Savage, Project Manager, Snowmobile and Quad 418.748.8140 Ext.23
Lacey Biedermann, Bookkeeper Ext. 4226

Voyages Eeyou Istchee Baie-James Travel

Lily Lampron, Interim Executive Director of VEIBJT Ext. 6221 or 418.745.3888
Mégane Filion, Administrative Assistant of VEIBJT Ext. 6222 or 418.745.3888