The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay is proud to announce the nomination of Mr. Ron Shisheesh to the position of Resolution Officer.
The position of Resolution Officer is a newly created, Ombudsman-like role reporting directly to the Chairperson and the Board of Directors. In his new role, Ron Shisheesh will listen to employee concerns on workplace issues and help find lasting solutions in a climate of respect, fairness and accountability. The Resolution Officer will strengthen and help to link together the organization’s existing internal accountability mechanisms, working with all partners including Human Resources, management and union representatives.
Ron Shisheesh brings to this important new advocacy and mediation role 21 years of experience in community empowerment and conflict resolution. Originally from Attawapiskat, Ontario, he has been with the CBHSSJB since 2000, first as a Youth Protection Worker and then, since 2004, as Programming, Planning and Research Officer with Public Health, leading community-based efforts to combat gambling addiction and reduce smoking among youth with the Smoking Sucks: Kick Butt program.
In addition to his work in Public Health, Ron Shisheesh has been active in the CSN Union since 2010, representing employees as a Grievance Officer for four years before his election as President of the Union of the Employees of the CBHSSJB FSSS-CSN in 2014. During his time with CSN he pursued training in mediation, negotiation and formal arbitration.
Ron holds a diploma as a Native Child and Community Worker from Northern College in Timmins, Ontario. He served on the Boards of several Indigenous community organizations in Ontario and Eeyou Istchee, including South Cochrane Addiction Services, Timmins Native Friendship Centre and Misiway Eniniwuk Community Health Centre.
Ron is a father of four. He lives in Chisasibi with his wife Pauline Bobbish and their two daughters and son.