Ashley Sisco, PhD, Owner & Principal Consultant
Specializations: Education & Community Economic Development
Dr. Ashley Sisco is a settler committed to working in allyship with Indigenous communities and people. For the past 20 years, Ashley has been using her skills as a listener, facilitator, problem solver and writer to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and organizations in Canada to achieve their goals. In addition to communities, she has worked with all levels of government, universities, school boards, non-profit organizations, and businesses on projects involving Indigenous communities. As a part time Academic with Western University and Huron College, Ashley is committed to lifelong learning. She has a strong and diverse educational background (PhD in Education, MA in Canadian Studies and BA (Hons.) in Anthropology), but has learned the most from the communities with which she works.
Alisha is a settler committed to working in allyship with Indigenous communities and people. She works closely with the CEO managing all business operations, including strategy and policy, finances, quality assurance on projects, and people (including human resources). Alisha has a BA in Sociology and over a decade and a half of senior management experience with a large corporation.
Jana is a member of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation (KSP), who brings strong research, analysis, writing and problem-solving skills, as well as proficiency in working respectfully with Indigenous communities, organizations and their partners on complex projects. Jana has a B.A. in First Nations Studies from Western University and an M.A. from the University of Waterloo in Public Service. Jana is passionate about working with First Nations communities to create positive change through research, planning and policy development.
Corall is a member of Aamjiwnaang First Nation who has an Honours Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. Corall brings an analytical lens to conducting research with and for Indigenous communities and writing reports that will advocate for change in policy. She is passionate about supporting communities from within in driving positive change.
Neesa is a member of Aamjiwnaang First Nation, who brings a natural gift and experience in relationship building with a diversity of groups. Neesa brings experience in community youth leadership and engagement, including as a representative of the Aamjiwnaang youth council, manager of a small family-owned business, and podcast host for Don’t Quit Your Daydream, which focuses on the experiences of female entrepreneurs and self-growth. Neesa is excited about applying these skills to conducting Indigenous research, especially with local First Nations.
Angel French is an Administrative & Community Engagement Assistant with SISCO and a member of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. Angel has experience supporting and facilitating community engagements and supporting community economic development initiatives. Angel started with SISCO in 2016 as a community youth-co-researcher, then worked intermittently on a contract basis with the team before joining SISCO as an employee in 2023. Angel is passionate about promoting positive impacts in her community and other First Nations.
Adam is a programmer with over a decade and a half of professional experience, including extensive work with First Nations communities. Adam is the programmer behind several SISCO products, including: the online economic toolkit, online community consultation tool, and First Nation lifelong learning data blueprint. Adam has a degree in computer science and a strong background in applied mathematics from Western University.
Shawn manages our home office, providing IT infrastructure and support, maintaining inventory, ordering and maintaining equipment, and assisting with administrative support as needed.