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Meet the Team


Georgina Villeneuve, B.Comm, MBA, MTI
Vice President
Trust Services

Georgina brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the administration and settlement of First Nation Trusts. Georgina has over 24 years of experience in the trust industry and has been administering First Nation trusts for over 20 years.

Georgina earned an undergraduate degree in commerce from the University of Calgary and an MBA from the University of Regina.  She obtained her MTI (Member Trust Institute) designation through the Institute of Canadian Bankers.  Georgina is currently a member of NATOA, CANDO and AFOA.

Georgina completed the AFOA Harvard Program on Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities.

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Jeff Frketich, FCPA, FCGA, CFA
Assistant Vice President
Compliance & Performance

Jeff joined Peace Hills Trust in August of 2012. His 25 years of experience in the investment industry gives Peace Hills an added dimension of depth in monitoring and reviewing external managers’ performance. One of his tasks is to provide training sessions on investment basics and investment policy statements to Trustees as part of Peace Hills’ ongoing commitment to capacity building for its clients.

Jeff started Ridgewood Capital Asset Management with his partners in 2008, where he was Vice President. He structured and managed discretionary accounts for his clients, which included First Nations, foundations and individuals. Prior to that he was a Portfolio Manager at Mulvihill Wealth Management, where he specialized in First Nation clients. Jeff began working with First Nations in 1996 while working with the Yukon Territorial Government. He helped develop investment policy statements and did training sessions for Chief and Councils and investment committees throughout the Yukon. 

Jeff is a CFA charter holder, is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and graduated from the University of British Columbia.

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Aeron Kawakami
Senior Analyst, Trust Performance & Compliance

Aeron brings a wealth of knowledge to the team, having spent several years working with Institutional and First Nations clients at one of Canada’s top investment management firms. This experience includes providing First Nation clients with performance reports, portfolio breakdowns, and investment analysis. Aeron holds a BBA, majoring in Finance, from Simon Fraser University, graduating in 2010. He is also a Level 3 CFA Candidate in his pursuit of the CFA designation. In addition, Aeron taught English as a second language, making him a unique new addition to the team.

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Doreen Mukumbwa, MBA
Director of Trust Operations

Over the past 12 years Doreen has single handedly revamped the department to ensure that modern systems and process are implement so that each Nation is provided value added Services.

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Jacob Kuypers, BBA
Associate Vice President Trust Services

Jacob recently joined the team as a Senior Trust Associate who brings a level of broad experience in financial management and legal administration from working as a Chief Operations Officer for TEFF.

Jacob completed his Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Finance & Accounting at Okanagan College. He then completed a continuing studies Degree in Finance & Economics at the University of Hertfordshire in London, UK.

Jacob’s desire to be part of the Peace Hills Trust team stems from his family’s history of working with First Nations in Canada.   Jacob’s great grandfather was made an honorary Chief (Musta Muskawa Chief Big Bear) of Onion Lake First Nation.  As an integral part of the Trust Services team, Jacob’s operational and management background will assist the team in enhancing and expanding our products and service throughout Canada.

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Catherine Uson
Trust Accounting Clerk

Catherine is a recent member to the team and comes with extensive accounting and investment background. Catherine is our specialized tax expert.

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Yean Wong, BA
Trust Accounting Associate

Yean provides accounting support to the Trust Services team including timely set up of new accounts, preparation of financial statements, system entries, trade processing, cash processing, bill payment and compiling of any income tax or audit packages. Yean is completing her NATOA Level I before starting her CAFM.

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Katherine Huang, BA
AML - Trust Accounting

Katherine takes great pride in ensuring that she keeps all the documents for each Nation in their respective place. Katherine is completing her NATOA Level I before starting her CAFM.

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