Tabatha is Anishinaabe and a proud member of Nipissing First Nation near North Bay, Ontario. She is the President & CEO of Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses to help strengthen a prosperous Indigenous economy and Canadian market. Also, a member of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce board, Tabatha is committed to working with members to improve business competitiveness across all industry sectors. Prior to her current role as CEO, Tabatha joined CCAB in the fall of 2018 as Chief Operating Officer.
Tabatha, an electrical engineer from the University of Waterloo, led the First Nations and Métis Relations team at the IESO, Ontario’s electricity system operator. Tabatha returned to IESO as a member of the board of directors in the Fall of 2020. Supporting and advising Canada’s energy sector, academics and organizations to ensure a collaborative approach with Indigenous leaders, communities, heads of industry and government, Tabatha sits as a member on the Positive Energy Advisory Council, the MARS Energy Advisory Council and the C.D. Howe Institute’s Energy Policy program.
As a testament to her passion to better the lives of Indigenous people and stay connected to her community, Tabatha serves as a director on the board of Wigwamen Housing Inc.; the oldest and largest urban Indigenous housing provider in Ontario and as a Member of the Circle of Advisors, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Queen’s University and Advisor on Centennial Colleges Indigenous Circle.
Tabatha is also an active member on the board of Young Peoples Theatre in Toronto and the Canadian advisory group to UN Women "promoting women’s economic empowerment through responsible business in G7 countries". In October 2020, she was appointed to the Catalyst CEO advisory board in Canada, a global non-profit working with some of the world's most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women.
Tabatha is the proud mom to two boys and can often be found in a hockey arena or at the baseball diamond.