Board Members

Lootie Toomasie

Position: Chairperson
Appointment Date: September, 2017
Community: Qikiqtarjuaq Appointment Agency: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)

Lootie Toomasie was appointed to the NWB in October, 1999 as a NTI nominee. Lootie is presently the Vice-Chairperson of the Board. Lootie was also past Acting-Chair of the NWB.

Presently, aside from his membership on the Nunavut Water Board, Lootie works with the Baffin Fishery Alliance among other public service activities. Lootie is past mayor of Qikiqtarjuaq.

Lootie has traveled extensively on business mainly for the Fisheries Coalition for the Baffin Region.

Amanda Hanson-Main

Position: Vice Chairperson
Appointment Date: October, 2016
Community: Arviat Appointment Agency: Government of Nunavut

Ross Mrazek

Position: Board Member
Appointment Date: October, 2017
Community: Edmonton Appointment Agency: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)

Ross Mrazek was appointed to the NWB in August, 2008. Prior to this, Ross had joined the GNWT in 1985, where he worked for the Department of Public Works in several positions, from project manager, regional Supt. and then as Deputy Minister while working for Government of Nunavut through until 2003. Ross has considerable knowledge of northern issues, public affairs, culture and environment combined with extensive engineering and technical experience related to northern environments. Ross had previously served on the Board of Quiliq Energy as Director.

Makabe Nartok

Position: Board Member
Appointment Date: November, 2017
Community: Kugaaruk Appointment Agency: Kitikmeot Inuit Association

Eelai Uniuqsaraq

Position: Board Member
Appointment Date: May, 2019
Community: Iqaluit Appointment Agency:

Sarah Silou

Position: Board Member
Appointment Date: June, 2018
Community: Baker Lake Appointment Agency: Government of Nunavut

Sakiasie Sowdlooapik

Position: Board Member
Appointment Date: June, 2019
Community: Pangnirtung Appointment Agency: Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated