Elizebeth Hourie Palfrey
Ms Palfrey is a Métis grandmother born in BC and currently residing in Manitoba. For the past three decades, she has lived and worked in Nunavut. With a long history of community development initiatives in both the public and private sector, she has had extensive experience as a Managing Partner and board member of several privately owned businesses.
Ms Palfrey served as Chair of the Keewatin Regional Health Board for eight years, working diligently with other board members to foster increased health accessibility for residents of their communities. She was a member of the NWT Health Care Association and a board member of the Churchill Hospital Board and the Winnipeg Regional Health Board. She has contributed to many other local and regional community groups and boards as a volunteer.
She has served as Director of the Business Loan Fund and member of the Minister's Advisory Council on Business and Economic Issues. She was President of the Tourism Industry Association for several years and was an active participant in fostering increased business development and employment opportunities as a board member with the regional Chamber of Commerce.
Ms Palfrey continues to volunteer in community service with a special interest and focus on Aboriginal youth initiatives.