Theresa Baikie has been implementing the Impact and Benefit Agreement between the Nunatsiavut Government and Vale since March 31, 2003. In her position, she is responsible for ensuring all aspects of the Impact and Benefit Agreement are being implemented and respected. These include education, training, hiring, workplace conditions, and environment, to name a few. Theresa started out as the Impact and Benefit Agreement Training and Employment Coordinator for the Labrador Inuit Association in March of 2003. She then applied for the IBA Coordinator position when it became vacant in 2005 and has filled that role since.
She was born and raised in Labrador and has lived primarily in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Nain. Theresa loves fishing, berry picking, cooking, and crafts when she is not at work. She raised 3 children, mostly as a single mom and has had a variety of jobs, such as hotel manager, employment counsellor, program office, and small business owner.