Yukon Housing Corporation

Programs & Services

Directors' Profiles

YHC Directors include:


Lawrie Crawford (Chair)

Lawrie Crawford spent two decades working on both the social and economic sides of government as a researcher, analyst and evaluator.  Her management experience includes time as a director in both the Yukon government and a First Nation government.  Lawrie is part of a national network of social innovators who trained at the Banff Centre of Arts and Creativity in 2015.  She has a Bachelor of Education, a post-graduate diploma in literary non-fiction and a Masters of Fine Arts. She currently combines her passion for governance, art, and housing living in the small community of Carcross, Yukon.  She is a founding member of the Southern Lakes Artist Collective and has previously served on the Board of the Yukon Liquor Corporation and the South Klondike Local Advisory Council.

Fiona Charbonneau (Deputy Chair)

Fiona Charbonneau was appointed Deputy Chair of the Yukon Housing Board of Directors in February 2017, for a 3-year term.

Prior to retiring from the public service, Ms. Charbonneau served as the Director of Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for Community Services where she was involved in program management, regulatory matters, operations and corporate governance.


Fiona has served on a number of boards at both the local and national levels, including serving for nine years on the Yukon Hospital Corporation Board of Trustees from March 1998 to January 2007, as Vice-Chair and Director.


Alex Bouchard

Alex Bouchard lives in Haines Junction, Yukon and works for Kluane National Park and Reserve. Ms. Bouchard is also a representative of the Prime Minister's Youth Council promoting the voices of youth across the territory.


She is a proud francophone who was involved with the Fédération de la Jeunesse Canadienne Française and founder of the University of British Columbia Parks Canada Club, a university based club that focuses on youth living an active lifestyle.


Alex holds a Bachelor of the First Nations and Indigenous Studies from the University of British Columbia.


Allyn Lyon

Allyn Lyon has more than four decades of housing experience. Prior to joining the Yukon Housing Corporation Board of Directors, Mr. Lyon worked at Yukon Housing Corporation for over 21 years. He has extensive experience in program delivery, technical services and industry partnering.


He was also involved in housing activities at the international level where he helped promote the work of local Yukon housing contractors in Chile and made a presentation to the Russian Duma on the legalization of mortgage financing.


Allyn also worked at the Alberta Department of Housing where he designed and taught a self-help training construction course.



Carl Rumscheidt

Carl Rumscheidt’s career with the Yukon government spanned close to 27 years. He was employed at Yukon Housing Corporation as the Director of Operations and has vast experience in program and policy development gained from various positions within government.


Prior to that, Carl worked with the Council of Yukon First Nations to develop a housing program to support Land Claim Agreement negotiations. He also worked with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in Northern Ontario where he developed a sweat equity program for new homeowners.


Mr. Rumscheidt has served on numerous boards as President, Vice President and Director: President of Queen’s Printer Association of Canada; President of Yukon River Marathon Paddling Association; President of Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Board, Vice President of the Canadian Public Procurement Council and serves on the Whitehorse United Church Social Justice Committee.



Gina Nagano

Gina Nagano lives in Whitehorse, Yukon but splits her time travelling to her traditional territory in Dawson City and across Canada; she sits on various Boards and develops contracts addressing community safety with a number of Canada’s Indigenous communities both in the Yukon and elsewhere. Gina is a proud member of Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation and participates actively and represents her First Nation on panels, at seminars, at round tables, and at conventions about Aboriginal Justice initiatives. Gina's strength is representing all Yukoner’s from diverse backgrounds with great passion and understanding.

Gina is currently in the final stages of her MBA in Community Economic Development at Cape Breton University and was a Sergeant with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, serving for 21 years. She also spent seven years with Department of Justice Canada as a Northern Regional Coordinator for the Aboriginal Justice Directorate and working with Kwanlin Dün First Nation Justice Department.

Joanna Joniec

Joanna Joniec lives in Whitehorse with her family and works for Yukon Government. She loves the Yukon lifestyle and is passionate about making Yukon communities livable, vibrant, as well as sustainable.

She is active in the community and currently serves on the boards of Canadian Parents for French, and the Yukon Society of Chartered Professional Accountants in addition to the Yukon Housing Board of Directors.

Joanna holds the Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner designations and has dedicated her professional life to governance and financial management.