Robert Kryszko
Special Research and Programs Coordinator

Pu’sul, (which means “Hello” in the Mi’gmag language), my name is Robert (Bobby) Kryszko, and for over 30 years, I resided in the beautiful community of Pabineau with my spouse Nancy, and we raised 2 children; Cindy and Mark.   

I’ve held many executive positions with Pabineau, i.e., manager, supervisor, crew leader, coordinator and elected Councillor. I also run in N.B. provincial elections as a Green member candidate; last provincial election I have doubled the Green vote in Bathurst East-Nepisiguit-Saint Isidore riding.  

I am the first Mi’gmag that was elected Vice-President to NBCC Miramichi Student Council and the first Mi’gmag to be elected, as Vice-President, to the Provincial Council of Student Executives in 2010.  
Today, I work as the Special Research and Programs Coordinator for the Pabineau First Nation. I do: business plan writing, proposal writing and report writing, project management, coordinating multi-disciplinary teams for project deliverables, program/market research and development, as well as, the ability to maintain, create, and build strong working relationships with government agencies, business partners, industry leaders, and stakeholders. 

 Major Responsibilities 

  • Identifying, completing and submitting  project application and proposals to funding agencies,    
  • Coordinate and review pertinent data on programs & operations in terms of budget, reporting requirements and deliverables, 
  • Conduct market research, S.W.O.T. analysis, quantitative and    
    qualitative data collecting, 
  • Respect and enforce administrative structures for activities and timeframes required to achieve those activities.  
  • Regularly learn new programs and processes, and adapt quickly in a dynamic environment. 
  • Assist and Co-ordinate meetings of Chief and Council with proponent, business leaders, and government agencies.  
  • The Special Research and Programs Coordinator will work in a fast-paced environment, interacting directly with executives from both inside and outside of the organization, as well as with different levels of Government, 
  • Liaise and interact with other departments and divisions as necessary, 

I love playing acoustic drums. I have been playing the drums for 30 year and I am still learning. I have a 21-piece drum set at home, in my basement, and I practice at least 5 hours a week.  

I am hooked on fishing salmon, trout and striped bass, and from May to October I find time to fish these species; in addition, in October I find time to hunt partridge and moose.