Committee and Trustees

The Committee of the Northern Inuit Association works really hard behind the scenes to fulfil the aims of the organisation and create a fantastic community that our members can enjoy.

Please meet our Committee Officers and their contact details below:

Ian Collis

Chairperson, [email protected]

Owned by his Northern Inuit Kato which he spends all of his time with (when he is not working).

Responsible for ensuring that all members, breeders and Committee Officers follow the rules contained in the key documents. Handles complaints and ensures that all Committee Officers and Trustees are fulfilling the requirements of their office.

Danni Czerwinska

Secretary, [email protected]
Finance Officer, [email protected]
Health Advisor, [email protected]

Danni has been owned by a dog all of her life. Her and her husband own the Fireborn kennels located in North Yorkshire (UK). They have been owned by Northern Inuit Dogs for about 9 years now. They have fostered, rescued, brought up their own puppies, dealt with training issues and general socialisation of Northern Inuits. They also couldn’t let some of their foster Northern Inuits go and joined a prestigious club of failed fosterers on more than one occasion. Danni has a keen interest in gene pool management, genetics, dog lineage and how it impacts on their lives, how raising Fireborn puppies using Puppy Culture protocols impact on their future development as well as science behind reproductive veterinary services. In her daily life (when she is not tending to her pack) she is involved in running a very successful business as a Finance Director.

Secretary – Responsible for all administrative tasks relating to the smooth running of the Association including proper record keeping in line with the constitution.

Finance Officer – Responsible for preparation of the Association’s annual accounts and any financial reports.

Health advisory role to the Northern Inuit Association responsible for keeping adequate records and advising on all aspects of the health of the Northern Inuit Dogs.

Mary Roach

Health Advisor, [email protected]
Registration Officer, [email protected]
Membership Officer, [email protected]

Mary is the owner of Westcountry Northern Inuits, based in South Devon, Mary is keen to raise her dogs in an ethical and natural way which includes raw feeding and a chemical-free life (wherever reasonably possible). Mary also has a keen interest in canine genetics and breed pool management. When her dogs allow it, Mary is a devoted Grandma and the Managing Director of a small limited company.

Health advisory role to the Northern Inuit Association responsible for keeping adequate records and advising on all aspects of the health of the Northern Inuit Dogs.

Registrations officer – Responsible for litter registrations and maintenance of our Northern Inuit Dogs’ database.

Membership officer – Responsible for membership management and maintenance of our members’ database.

Julie Yule

Shows and Fundraising Officer, [email protected]

Julie is the owner of Kayentay Northern Inuit kennels based in Scotland. She is owned by (in her eyes) 6 amazing dogs. She has always had dogs in her life, mostly rescues, and she has also bred huskies and utonagans. She has been breeding dogs for a long time and has a keen interest in learning all the dogs lineage.

Responsible for organising the Association’s Dog Shows and events, breed showcase stalls.

Susan Meldrum 

Rescue Officer (North), [email protected]
Shows and Fundraising Officer, [email protected]

Susan is the owner of Alska Northern Inuits a small family run kennel based in central Scotland, breeding for health and temperament. She is keen to have more knowledge about the genetics and breed pool and to learn more about the holistic approach to looking after her pack better. She is also a devoted grandma and helps out with her amazing grandson whenever she can.

Rescue Officer – Responsible for ensuring that the Association’s registered dogs that have to be rehomed, are found suitable foster and permanent homes.

Shows and fundraising – Responsible for organising the Association’s Dog Shows and events, breed showcase stalls.

Ross Braund – Phillips

Rescue Officer (South), [email protected]

Ross is the owner of Inuita pack, based in North Devon, Ross is keen to raise his dogs in an ethical and natural way which includes raw feeding and mixing up their everyday life as well as being a qualified dog trainer and behaviourist. He also shows Akitas as well as being owned by a mixed pack. Ross works to help people learn about their individual dogs.

Responsible for ensuring that the Association’s registered dogs that have to be rehomed, are found suitable foster and permanent homes.

Ali Walls

Merchandise Officer, [email protected]

Stormswift is based in Stirlingshire, Scotland. In 2006 whilst at dog training classes with her GSD, Ali encountered her first Northern Inuit Dog, the handsome Nanuke, owned by Susan Meldrum of Alska Kennels. Her first Northern Inuit came from Alska. She is now owned by 6 fabulous dogs who are her world. She is passionate about preserving the breed and ensuring NIs continue to be around for many years to come. Stormswift is also home to a herd of Welsh Ponies and she hopes to have her first home bred foal next summer.

Organises supply and sales of the Association’s merchandise.

Nikki Ahad

Communications Officer (all other social media), [email protected]

Nikki is owned by three Northern Inuit dogs, who she first learned about mid 2000’s. 8 years ago she decided on a beautiful White Northern Inuit girl called Stormborn, but a few months later her brother visited and never left. A few years after that their cousin Whisper has joined the pack too. Northern Inuits are very addictive. Nikki supports positive training methods, species appropriate diet (fresh food), holistic care and she is very much interested in the science behind appropriate welfare of canine longevity which includes health and breeding. She has always followed this path with her own dogs. She is a third generation raw feeder. She is a bit of a nerd when it comes to new knowledge and is currently studying a two year course in canine nutrition and holistic care. In her spare time she loves to travel with her children and dogs as well as exploring the great outdoors.

Responsible for all the Association’s official communication and announcements, manages the Association’s official social media sites and the website.