March 22, 2023 

Staff at the Yukon Water Board

YWB Secretariat mission statement

The Secretariat supports the Yukon Water Board in making informed licensing decisions and provides a neutral, public platform for all water stakeholders to participate in the protection and use of Yukon waters.


Our dedicated team works in unison with one another, the Board and the community to meet the needs of our diverse clientele. The Secretariat has two main functions: 1. providing support for the day-to-day functions of the Board’s business, and 2. assisting our clients through the application process in order to bring proposed projects before the members of the Board.

Staff Directory

A/Director Caleb Light
Manager, Licensing Jean Beckerton
Licensing Officer Emilie Herdes
Licensing Officer Shirley Hill
Licensing Officer Jeremy Hogg
Licensing Officer Kathy Schmidt
Licensing Officer Sarah Preiksaitis
Technical Advisor vacant
Policy Analyst Nadine Nicholson
Office Manager Christine Phillips
Administrative Clerk/CSR Belinda Castro Dominguez
Data Management Specialist Annie-Claude Letendre
Administrative Assistant Tracey Anderson