Our Team

Jenene Wooldridge, BA (Hon), CAPA

Jenene Wooldridge is a member of Abegweit First Nation and resides witFullSizeRenderh her husband and two children on the Rocky Point Reserve. She graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2004 with Sociology and Anthropology (Honours Thesis Sociology – Aspects of Domination in Modern Society). Jenene also completed certification in Conflict Resolution (2005), Project Management (2010), Manager’s Series (2016) at UPEI and most recently received designation through AFOA Canada as a Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (2017).

She has worked with First Nation government and administration for over 10 years. Jenene started working with Abegweit First Nation as Education Director in 2005, after working with the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI as Aboriginal Justice Coordinator, and has held the title of Director of Operations for Abegweit First Nation since 2007.

Jenene is truly passionate about her work and being a part of First Nation communities moving forward. Her goal is to make our communities better for future generations. Jenene enjoys being organized, living life forward, helping others and being detail oriented. She lives life committed to continuous learning and ongoing professional and personal development.

Professional Highlights:

  • Comprehensive Community Plan Mentor
  • AFOA Canada Designation – Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA)
  • PEI Aboriginal Business Network (Organizer)
  • AFOA Atlantic (Board Member)
  • Atlantic Region Aboriginal Land Managers (Board Member – Treasurer)
  • Epekwitk Gardens & Preserves (Social Enterprise)

Amanda Peters, MA MLIS MPA

Amanda Peters is a member of Glooscap First Nation and resides with her husbaApeters Headshot 2017nd in Falmouth, Nova Scotia. She graduated from Mount Allison University in 1999 with an Honours degree in Political Science. She then went on to complete three Masters Degrees at Dalhousie University in Political Science, Public Administration and Information Management.

She has worked with First Nation government and administration for over 10 years. Amanda started working with First Nation and Inuit Health Branch as a summer intern preparing files for litigation. Upon graduation in 2009 Amanda was hired by the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs. While there she was quickly promoted to Senior Policy Analyst representing First Nation perspectives on health policy in Atlantic Canada. In 2013 Amanda took the position as Director of Administration at Glooscap First Nation where she was responsible for the overall management of the reserve including but not limited to Human Resources, Financial Management, Public Works etc. She was also responsible for writing and implementing a comprehensive policy regime including new and updated HR policies, Financial Administration Policy, Information Management and Privacy Policy etc.  In June 2015, Amanda was asked by the Board of Directors of Glooscap Ventures, the independent economic development arm of Glooscap First Nation, to take over the position of Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Amanda is responsible for the overall management of the staff and all associated businesses and projects.

Amanda has also been contracted to do work associated with building healthy working relationships between Nova Scotia First Nations and the provincial government as well as a project on developing and revising Memorandum of Understandings between the Nova Scotia First Nations and the provincial government. These two projects involved considerable facilitation as well as research and engagement with First Nations communities. Amanda currently acts as an Atlantic Canadian First Nation mentor for the development of Comprehensive Community Planning in three First Nations communities.

In her spare time Amanda is a writer and recently completed her Certificate in Creative Writing at the University of Toronto. She has also been shortlisted for the Atlantic Canadian Emerging Writers Award and is a 2017 recipient of the Alistair Macleod Mentorship Program through the Nova Scotia Writers Federation.

Professional Highlights:

  • Comprehensive Community Plan Mentor
  • Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce Board Member
  • Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Board of Governors

4 Directions Consulting also has a wide range of associates who provide project-specific expertise to ensure our clients receive the best services.