Lu Ann is a member of the Bear Clan of the Haudenosaunee from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Her leadership in First Nations education has resulted in numerous achievements in early childhood education, which include: establishing new programs for children and families, teaching Early Childhood Education, assisting with the creation of the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators, provincial advocate and trainer for the Mentorship Pairs Program for Child Care Supervisors, Coordinator of the ECE Working Group for the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium, and more. Lu Ann has also advanced First Nations education as: Co-Chair of the President’s Committee on Indigenous Issues at McMaster University, Governor for Fanshawe College and Senior Policy Analyst for the Assembly of First Nations.
She currently facilitates cultural awareness training for KAIROS and is a Mentor in the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership (IWCL) Program at Coady International Institute.
She is devoted to sharing the knowledge she carries for the successful future of Indigenous peoples.