HON Staff

Julie (Julez) Thomas

Executive Director


My name is Julie Thomas; I'm from Paq’tnkek First Nation. I was born and raised in Dartmouth, NS. I graduated from the Nova Scotia Community College in 2007, Business Administration with a concentration in Management. I have been working for Healing Our Nations (HON) since the 2005 as a summer student/Communications Assistant with cost sharing through my band. In 2007 I became the Hepatitis C Coordinator, 2008 a Community Health Educator, 2013 Program Manager and in 2015 I was given the title of Executive Director. I truly believe that Culturally Relevant Interactive Education is the key to preventing transmission and new infections, reducing stigma and discrimination  and increasing access to treatment for  HIV, Hepatitis and other Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections within our Indigenous communities across Atlantic Canada.  





Milo Gray

Community Health Educator


My name is Milo Gray, I was born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  I graduated from Eastern College with a diploma in Child and Youth care & Addictions counselling. I have worked with in many communities around the HRM in a role of program coordinator. My most recent experience was operating a residential youth care facility in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. While in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut I gained extensive knowledge in cultural programming and identifying community needs in the great white north. I’m excited to work with HON and the surrounding First Nations communities educating and contributing to the continuity of culture. Contact info; mgathon2017@gmail.com




Leslie Labobe

Community Health Educator


I’m from Lennox Island First Nations of Prince Edward Island. I have worked over 20 years in health care in different capacities such as a paramedic, home care, home support, disaster health services with the American and Canadian Red Cross, now,I am back in Atlantic Canada working with my first nations communities under Healing Our Nations. To contact me: leslielabobe@gmail.com or call HON office 902.492.4255 Cell phone 902.229.9781



Brittany Whynot

Community Health Coordinator




My name is Brittany Whynot, and I’m from Acadia First Nation but was raised in Liverpool N.S. I graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, and have almost completed my Indigenous Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria. I have five years of experience working in an Indigenous non-profit organization, and I have also been on a National Aboriginal Youth Council for three years. I have a passion for working with and assisting Indigenous people, bringing education and awareness to the barriers and issues we face. I am excited to be a part of the team at Healing Our Nations and to support Indigenous people in the areas of HIV/AIDS, STBBI’s, Healthy Relationships, and by spreading cultural awareness. You can contact me at the HON office 902-492-4255 or at honcommunityhealth@hotmail.com


Stefan Williams

Youth Peer Educator


My name is Stefan Williams and I am the Peer Youth Educator here at Healing Our Nations. I am from Upper Hammonds Plains and I grew up in Dartmouth N.S. I am a recent graduate of Nova Scotia Community College with a diploma in Business Administration with a major in Management. I am excited to be a part of Healing Our Nations and to become a healthy role model for at risk youth and their families and communities. You can contact me at 902-492-4255 or ssdw81@hotmail.com