Originally from Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation in Quebec. Sonia holds a Master of Science degree in Medical Sciences – Public Health Sciences with a focus on Population Health, within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta. Holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bishop’s University.
Currently works with the Assembly of First Nations as the Associate Director of Health within Safe, Secure and Sustainable Communities. Has been with the AFN for 9 years. She has a high level of understanding and expertise related to First Nations health research, health information, policy, government relations, epidemiology, First Nations interpretation, and First Nations Cultural Frameworks. She works to the advance the AFN positions, interests and priorities on all First Nations health issues. Priorities include the development of health system models, research, policy analysis, and communication; the development of national strategies for health promotion, prevention, intervention and aftercare.