Meet the team
We're all enough but, together we're more,
Alone we may rise but, together we can soar!
Rooted in Indigenous cultural values and two-eyed seeing, we are a group of strong Indigenous and non-Indigenous people with experience in public engagement, an understanding of Indigenous history, training in GBA+ and OCAP (all our employees have these certifications), and a passion for Indigenous empowerment. The diversity in our team brings about a wealth of experience-based learning and expertise enabling us to offer well-rounded services with a deeper perspective and intricate understanding of issues that affect Indigenous peoples across Canada.
Donna Dick works as the Operations Manager at Three Sisters Consulting, where she is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business. Born and raised in the Chatham-Kent area of southwestern Ontario, Donna has always been passionate about business administration, which led her to pursue a bachelor's degree in the field. She has since gained many years of leadership experience, which she brings to her current role at Three Sisters Consulting. To support the team and clients better, Donna has completed various training programs, including digital marketing, bookkeeping, and Reconciliation Education. Additionally, she completed the Indigenous Canada course offered through the University of Alberta, demonstrating her commitment to understanding and valuing Indigenous culture and history. Aside from her duties as an Operations Manager, Donna is a Mental Health champion within the organization, taking care of the team's emotional and mental well-being.
Senior Associate, Three Sisters Consulting
Andrea grew up in Calgary, Alberta but now resides in Kingston, Ontario, situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. Andrea’s academic career began with a Bachelor of Arts in First Nations Studies from the University of British Columbia, where she developed a strong understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories, and contemporary issues. She then pursued a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies and a PhD in Kinesiology and Health Studies from Queen’s University. It was during her time at Queen’s that Andrea found her passion for teaching. She has since worked as an Educational Development Associate, a Writing Consultant, and an English as an Additional Language Specialist, and is currently teaching in the fields of Gender Studies and Health Studies. She has been honored with the Health Studies Award for Excellence in Teaching for her work in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. Beyond her professional pursuits, Andrea enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her adorable cat, Olive.
Leona is a proud member of the Red River Metis Nation of Manitoba and is of Ojibway, Cree, Scottish, and Irish descent. With over 12 years of experience working with the province of Manitoba, Leona brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role at Three Sisters Consulting. Leona's initiatives at Three Sisters Consulting include promoting treaty and Aboriginal rights, supporting Food Sovereignty, Entrepreneurship, and Cultural/Eco-Tourism projects, and recognizing and honoring Indigenous cultures and traditions. Leona holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Native Studies and Sociology from Brandon University. She has also been a Registered Professional Trainer with the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute for the last 15 years, promoting Indigenous training by Indigenous people. Outside of her work, Leona is an accomplished artist, with her artwork and photography exhibited around the world. She is passionate about sharing the beauty of her culture and enjoys learning and teaching others. In her spare time, she likes to garden and ride her Harley Davidson.
Jovana Milović is a passionate and accomplished professional whose deep interest in heritage, identity, and the connection between people and their lands has guided her career professional journey so far. Born and raised in Serbia, Jovana and her family emigrated to Canada in the mid-90s to escape the Balkan Wars. Jovana's academic achievements include a Master's in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, for which she received the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC). Her professional experience spans over a decade in international Project and Programme Management. Jovana is skilled in cross-cultural stakeholder management and relationship building and has a track record of delivering successful projects across diverse geographies and sectors.
Matriarch and Founder
With Indigenous roots, Sarah belongs to Turtle Clan from the Lenape Tribe. The members of Lenape were displaced from Manhattan to Eelŭnaapéewi Lahkéewiit (Delaware Nation) in southwestern Ontario. Growing up as a day school survivor, Sarah was raised by her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother - a long line of strong Indigenous women. As a professional, Sarah is a seasoned trainer and facilitator who has worked with both government and private sector in capacity building, economic and business development, and engagement and impact. Sarah is a Board Member for the Canadian Mental Health Association - Lambton Kent Chapter, and has 13 years of experience as a soccer coach for her kids Sarah founded Three Sisters Consulting as an organization dedicated to empowering fellow Indigenous peoples and helping them scale business, professional, and personal success on all levels. On the personal front, Sarah is a mother, an aunty, and a Godmother – roles that she loves to play and juggle.
Writer – Digital and Creative
Kim Sonneveld is an individual with passion, drive and strong commitment to strengthening community well-being; specifically, through education. Kim seeks opportunities to expand her knowledge demonstrating her commitment to lifelong learning. Her academic achievements include a Masters of Science, Education, teaching certification in both Ontario and New York State, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, along with an Associate Diploma in Veterinary Technology. Kim's strong background in education has resulted in opportunities to work with students of all ages from the elementary to post-secondary level learner. She consistently pursues continuing education opportunities and holds various certifications in areas such as Mental and Psychological First Aid, Trauma Informed Approaches to Leadership and coach-mentoring. Kim seeks opportunities to learn about Indigenous culture and history, successfully completing various university courses including Indigenous Canada, Aboriginal Worldview and Reconciliation through Indigenous Education.
When not at work, Kim enjoys exploring the outdoors with her family and spending time with her animals.
Jenna Chalifoux is a talented writer, teacher, and historian and her diverse heritage of Métis, Norwegian, and Slavic bloodlines has contributed to her love of family, antiquity, and storytelling, which explores the vital connections between people, culture, land, and memory. In terms of her academic background, Jenna has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies (2009) and a Bachelor of Education (2019) focusing on Fine Arts and Land-based learning, both from the University of Alberta. Jenna currently resides near kisiskāciwani-sīpiy, the waterway that has carried her ancestry for millennia on what is now in Treaty 6 territory, in the city of ᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ / amiskwacîwâskahikan / Edmonton, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route of the Nêhiyawak (Cree), Anishinaabe (Saulteaux), Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. This connection to the land has further enhanced her love of storytelling, providing her with a deeper understanding of the connection between people and the land they inhabit.
Sierra Alison Jade Williams hails from Bkejwanong, also known as Walpole Island, located in southwestern Ontario, and takes great pride in her Indigenous roots. As a member of the Crane Clan, Sierra has developed a deep connection with her ancestral traditions and values. Growing up with Potawatomi roots, she also has a strong sense of cultural identity. As a Reception/Admin Assistant at Three Sisters Consulting, Sierra contributes to the efficient functioning of the organization. She has pursued continuous learning and development and holds a GBA+ (Gender-Based Analysis Plus) Certificate, has completed the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Training Certificate, and has also completed her high school diploma at Wallaceburg District Secondary School. Sierra aims to become a future elder in her community and contribute to the continued growth and resilience of Indigenous cultures. Through her work, education, and dedication to reconciliation, she aims to honor her heritage and make a positive impact on Indigenous communities.
A member of Elünaapéewi Lahkéewiit (Delaware Nation), Xavier a Registered Professional Trainer (RPT) brings a youth-focused approach and perspective to work as a Youth Facilitator at Three Sisters Consulting. After graduating from the Chatham-Kent Secondary School as the first Indigenous person in the school district to graduate with a French-bilingual certification, he decided to share his experience and build upon his professional capabilities while serving the Indigenous communities in any way he can. Over the past year of his professional journey, Xavier has completed several training programs through ILDI (Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc.) and is a member of EIYGL (Empowering Indigenous Youth in Governance and Leadership. Xavier’s dedication to his work and his community is an inspiration and rooted in his aim to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous peoples and empower them to lead fulfilling lives.