AES Inc. is made up a multi-disciplinary team with various backgrounds in research, evaluation, program policy and strategic planning.


Annie Randall, President and Finance Director

Annie Randell, is the President and Finance Director of AES Inc.  Annie, a member of Qalipu First Nation, has considerable background in all facets of service delivery to the Indigenous communities.  Annie has gained a solid background in Indigenous issues, social policy, program development and delivery in the areas of employment, education (Pathways to Success, Regional Bi-lateral agreements, Aboriginal Human Resources Development Agreements (AHRDA) Indigenous Skills, Education and Training Strategy (ASETS) and labour market development, Aboriginal Housing Repair, Indigenous Commercial Fisheries, Enforcement and science, and Indigenous health over the past twenty-eight years as General Manager of the Federation of Newfoundland Indians and Chief Executive Officer of the Qalipu First Nation.  This experience has extended Annie’s experience into qualitative evaluation consisting of field work for community and project case studies.

Annie is a strategic leader, with an outstanding ability to breakdown strategic plans into annual operating plans, revise as needed and inform those that need to know.  From a shared organizational vision, Annie has over effectively and efficiently deliver programs and services to the target clientele As a member of the Negotiation Team to form Qalipu Band, Annie has vast experience in interpreting law, legislation and policy.  This experience has allowed her to manage risk, be accountable to funding agencies and membership, successfully lead projects and organizations.  Throughout the past twenty-eight years working in senior management positions, Annie has gained ample experience in negotiating, designing, implementing and managing programs and services for the Mi’kmaq of Newfoundland in multiple geographic locations within and outside the province.


2014      Bachelor of Business Administration, Grenfell Campus/Memorial University

2014      Certified Quality Assurance Auditor, ISO 90001 Atlantic Halifax

2013      Masters Certificate in Project Management, York University/Memorial University

2013      “Becoming a powerful negotiator- Alternative Dispute Resolution” program at Stitt Feld Handy Group, Toronto.

2006      Diploma in Management, Saint Mary’s University



Ken Organ, Managing Director

Ken Organ
Ken Organ

Ken Organ is the Managing Director of AES Inc. Ken is a non-status Mi’kmaq and has been involved in supporting ASETS service providers since 2004 through his work with Accountability and Resource Management System (ARMS).  Ken has been practicing in the areas of applied social research, policy review and analysis, economic analysis, and evaluation for over 20 years. Ken has managed large national multi-year projects as well as smaller local projects. Ken has been evaluating and collecting labour market programming information for Indigenous populations and managing data collection both on and off reserve.  for the past 15 years. This experience includes evaluation of employment benefits and support measures (EBSMs) in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and PEI as well as national labour market programming such as the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers, Youth Employment Strategy, and programs designed to increase Indigenous participation in the labour force.

Ken has been collecting labour market programming information He has also developed relationships with IETAHs and First Nations in all provinces through his work supporting these organizations in the collection of data required to meet ASETS reporting requirements and develop labour force databases. Through his work with the ARMS case management system, Ken has been helping train and support ASETS service delivery staff and manage their data holdings for more than 12 years. Ken’s strength lies in his ability to bridge the gap between qualitative and quantitative research and clearly articulate findings and their implications for the client. Ken’s security clearance is at the Secret level.

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Professional Qualifications
B.A., Economics & Business – Memorial University of Newfoundland (1987)
Survey Methods & Questionnaire Design – Statistics Canada (1995)

Professional Associations
Canadian Evaluation Society
Newfoundland Evaluation Society



Hillory Tenute, Director of Indigenous Research & Engagement

Hillory Tenute
Hillory Tenute

Hillory is the Director of Indigenous Research and Evaluation at AES Inc. Presently residing in Ottawa, ON on Algonquin Unceded Territory, she is an Annishinaabekwe with settler heritage from the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation located in Neyaashiinigmiing, Ontario.  Hillory has extensive experience in research and analysis of indigenous issues related to health and well-being, the environment, culture and politics. Hillory brings a level of depth and understanding to the realities that many Indigenous communities face. Methodologically, Hillory is experienced in both qualitative and quantitative methods and implementing culturally relevant and decolonized frameworks and analysis.

Previous to this role Hillory was employed with the Assembly of First Nations as a Senior Policy Analyst on First Nations Child Welfare. During this role, Hillory worked with First Nations leadership in providing strategic policy analysis and advice related to Child Welfare in Canada, Jordan’s Principle (a child first policy) and Family Violence. From 2014 to 2016, Hillory worked with Goss Gilroy as Consultant and worked on a number of important evaluations and research projects with a focus on Indigenous realities in Canada. For example, she was the Project Manager for the Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Evaluation with the Makivik Corporation, worked extensively on the First Nations and Inuit Supplementary Health Benefits (Non-Insured Health Benefits) Program Evaluation, Evaluation of the M’Chigeeng Poverty Reduction Strategy; the Evaluation of the Aboriginal Justice Strategy (AJS) for Justice Canada, the Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) for Canadian Heritage;  the Formative Evaluation of the On-Reserve Income Assistance Reform – Enhanced Service Delivery for AANDC; the Evaluation of the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health for the University of Northern British Columbia; Health Facilities for Health Canada (FNIHB); and the  Evaluation of the Environmental Public Health Program for Health Canada (FNIHB).

Hillory has an MA (Sociology) from Memorial University. Of note, Hillory’s  MA research centered on Aboriginal youth suicide in rural Aboriginal communities. Hillory is on academic leave from her Doctorate Degree in Sociology at Carleton University. She has also worked with the Resolution and Individual Affairs Sector (RIAS) of Indigenous Services Canada, where she did research on the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement (2012) and Corrections Services Canada (CSC) within their Aboriginal programming sector.

Doctorate Student in Sociology – Carleton University (on academic leave)
Masters Degree in Sociology – Memorial University (2012)
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Sociology & Native Studies  – Nipissing University (2009)

Personal Information

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