Jim takes great pride in delivering an innovative, results-based management style and has a proven record of accomplishments to back this up. In his capacity as Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM) Manager, he applies his experience and skills to promote and encourage staff teamwork.  He has a passion for projects that encourage and promote Aboriginal youth outreach.

She moved to London, England, in 2005 where she completed her Master of Laws in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution at Queen Mary, University of London.  She has been employed since 2007 with the North Shore MicMac District Council in Eel Ground, New Brunswick where she works as Manager of Human Resources and Administration in the Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM) program.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading and travelling.

She has a valued reputation of completing quality project on budget and on time. Her recent certifications include Professional Economic Development and Leadership and Development in Post Secondary Education as well as an undergraduate degree at UNB.

Nelson has been aiding with the creation of the Canadian Butterfly Encyclopaedia and has been a member of number boards and organizations over the past few years. Nelson is widely known as a jack-of-all-trades, whether it's comedy, forestry, programs administration, it seems like Nelson has done it all.

His goal and aspiration is to give the organization a whole new look, feel, and design; expect some changes in the future. His recent education has taught him the value of teamwork shown by hosting numerous successful art exhibitions, where he’s displayed his talent in event branding design. Taylor has also gained the experience of designing logos for numerous companies bringing a diverse portfolio. Mr. Ward enjoys cars, driving, painting, music, singing and art. 

He has also obtained his project coordinator certificate with the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN). Devin enjoys mechanics, carpentry, astronomy and movies.

Fully bilingual, he has certifications in the areas of financial analysis and business planning and has achieved a designation as a Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer by CANDO.  Victor is an energetic individual who can inspire and motivate his colleagues, successfully manage multiple priorities, and perform under pressure in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.  His goal is to deliver relevant and high-quality aquatic-based services to our member communities.


Taylor Ward, originally from Metepenagiag First Nation, was raised in Moncton New Brunswick. He received a visual arts diploma from NBCC Miramichi, including a Graphic and Communication Design diploma from McKenzie College in Moncton. He displays a diverse background in artistic IT skills. He brings a variety of training in Visual Arts, Animation, Graphic and Communication design studies. Recently hired as our Communications Officer, his branding, book, brochure, logo, and website design specialties are just many assets we have access to here at Anqotum.

Taylor Ward - Communications Officer


Nelson Cloud is community member from Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation and a proud father of 3 children.  Nelson has been working Anqotum since 2008 and brought with him a wealth of experience in the areas of conservation, forestry and Mi’kmaq culture. Nelson has an avid interest in nature, which can be seen in his breath taking photography and his particular interest in birds, butterflies and all forms of life.

Nelson Cloud - Senior Field Technician

Devin Ward was born in New Market, ON but was raised in Eel Ground First Nation, NB. A local Graduate of Miramichi Valley High School, he attended Dalhousie University where in 2007 he was accepted into the Dalhousie Integrated Science Program. In 2011 he graduated with his Bachelors of Science specializing in Microbiology & Immunology. Since 2011 he has been employed by Anqotum working in their environmental services unit. Devin has aided the environmental services in their development of their stable isotope research with Striped Bass, which is an ongoing area of research at Anqotum.

Devin Ward - Senior Biologist

Pam Ryan, mother of two and member of Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation, brings over 25 years of Aboriginal Community Development experience specializing in capacity building, consulting and training. Project Management, as well as partnership development skills along with extensive experience dealing with provincial, federal, and First Nation governments, agencies are key assets she brings to our Environmental Services Program. She has a valued reputation of completing quality project on budget and on time.

Pam Ryan - Environmental Services Manager

Environmental Service Program

Jodi E. MacIntosh was born in Moncton, New Brunswick and raised in Miramichi, New Brunswick.  She obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration in 1997 and her Bachelor of Laws in 1999, both from the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton).  Ms. MacIntosh was admitted to the New Brunswick Bar in 2000 and practiced insurance law for three years before taking a position as the Financial Controller at the Esgenoôpetitj (Burnt Church) First Nation in 2003.  

Jodi MacIntosh - Manager of Human Resources and Administration

As Program Manager, Victor brings to our organization a wealth of fisheries technical experience gained from more than 35 years of working in both the private sector and federal government.  He played a crucial role in the establishment of Anqotum in 2007 and has extensive experience in the delivery of federally funded programs, including Aboriginal Aquatic Resource & Oceans Management, Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk, Marshall Response Initiative, At-Sea Mentoring Initiative, Allocation Transfer Program, Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy and the Fisheries Allocation Program.

Victor Gionet - Program Manager

Jim Ward - AAROM Manager


Jim Ward serves as both the General Manager to the North Shore Micmac District Council and the Manager of Anqotum and leads a team of dedicated professionals in the development and implementation of comprehensive technical services for our member First Nation communities.  He has an extensive background in business operations, business planning, community development and consulting. He is a highly motivated individual with more than 25 years experience in project management, economic development, business administration and governmental lobbying and has a demonstrated ability to carry out projects on time and within budget.