Selma joined The Gordon Foundation in 2023 as Program Director. Originally from Nain, Nunatsiavut, Selma now lives in Ottawa and was a health officer at the Inuit Circumpolar Council before coming to The Gordon Foundation. Previously, Selma worked at various Indigenous organizations in Ottawa, including the national Inuit representational organization, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), as a health policy advisor.
Before moving to Ottawa, Selma worked for many years as a Community Health Worker in her hometown of Nain, delivering health promotion and education programs. Selma has spent her entire career working on behalf of Inuit, whether delivering prenatal programs in her hometown or coordinating activities at national and international levels.