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We are thrilled to announce that after an extensive search process, the Citxw Nlaka'pamux Assembly (CNA) has appointed a new Executive Director to lead our organization into a bright future. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Nicole Johnny!

Nicole's journey with CNA began in 2017, demonstrating unwavering dedication and commitment to our mission, values, staff, and members. Over the years, Nicole has held increasingly more senior roles within CNA, demonstrating her exceptional leadership skills and commitment to our mission. Nicole's extensive administrative experience in office management, HR, and accounting, coupled with her dedication to community development, makes her the ideal candidate for the Executive Director role at the CNA. Her commitment to fostering collaboration, reliability, and constructive communication, along with her innovative approach to program development, ensures a strong and successful environment for the communities the CNA serves.

"I m deeply honored to be entrusted with the position of Executive Director at the CNA. Having been part of this incredible organization for eight years, I am humbled by the opportunity to continue serving the communities we represent. Looking ahead, I eagerly anticipate this opportunity, working hand in hand to make meaningful contributions to the well-being and prosperity of our members." – Nicole Johnny, Executive Director of the Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly

Nicole has worked closely with both the previous General Manager and Executive Director, gaining invaluable insights and experience that have prepared her for this pivotal role. Notably, Nicole has been serving CNA as the Acting Executive Director since November 2023, ensuring operations were maintained through our search in the interim.  Her collaborative approach, combined with her strong leadership abilities, will undoubtedly propel us toward achieving our collective goals and aspirations.

“Nicole's appointment as Executive Director marks a significant milestone for CNA, and we the Board are confident that her visionary leadership will guide us toward continued success and growth. With her passion for community service and her proven track record of accomplishment, Nicole is poised to lead CNA into an exciting new chapter of prosperity and positive change.” - Cook’s Ferry Chief Christine Walkem, Chair of the Board for the Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Nicole on her new role with the CNA. Let us come together to celebrate this momentous occasion and to offer Nicole our full support as she leads CNA with integrity, compassion, and unwavering dedication.


Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly Board of Directors

For more information, please contact:
Marshal Polykovskiy, Communications and Engagement Manager
Cell: 250-280-4839
Office: 250-378-1864