Dr. Michelle Corfield is an innovative facilitator, mediator, and process designer with a passion for developing ways to advance First Nations people and communities using a balanced, holistic approach. Michelle founded Corfield & Associates in 2006 to provide consulting and project management services to First Nations, individuals, and organizations working with and for First Nations.
In addition to being the Chief Executive Officer of Corfield & Associates, Michelle is an entrepreneur, operating Hyistuup Harvesting, a seafood harvesting company, and serves as the Chair of the Legislative Council of the Ucluelet First Nation. She also serves on the board of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, is the Executive in Residence for an Executive Business program at Simon Fraser University, and is one of the founding partners and designers of Ahp-cii-uk, a BC Multi-Sectoral Leadership Initiative for the social and economic development of First Nations.
Michelle has served on the boards for more than eleven organizations and societies and until recently held the position of Vice-President for the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. In addition to the professional experience that Michelle brings to her consultancy, she holds a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership Management from the University of Phoenix, a Masters of Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University, and a Bachelor of Arts in First Nations Studies from Vancouver Island University.
Michelle is from the Ucluelet First Nation and is the mother of two.