Kimberley Puhach is a strategic leader with expertise in the areas of human resource management, organizational development and management. She has worked in all sectors including private, public and non-profit and in a variety of industries. She is passionate about Indigenous social justice efforts and committed to making a difference.
In addition to her new role at Gallagher Insurance as the Associate Vice-President, Human Resources – Western Region, Kimberley serves her community as the Chair of the Mayor’s Indigenous Advisory Circle, member of the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council and MAVEN Leadership Council. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Prairie Manufacturer Magazine and is a contributor to a regular feature, Just Ask.
Kimberley is Past Chair of an Indigenous community human services organization, Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc., “Those Who Lead.” She is also Past Chair for the National Day of Healing and Reconciliation.
In 2018, Kimberley was selected by the US Embassy through the US Department of State to participate in an international exchange to explore closing the gap in Indigenous training and education. She along with 5 other Canadian Indigenous woman were the inaugural group to participate in the International Visitors Leadership Program with a focus on Indigenous perspectives. They travelled throughout the US to learn how specific nations and Indigenous peoples overall are creating success in training and education with a view to potential partnerships and collaboration.
Kimberley is proud of her First Nations heritage and a member of the Sandy Bay Anishinaabe Nation. Her mother and family members are Indian Residential School Survivors. She is married with two children.