Ms. Curley took on the position of Acting Chair in September 2016, and in September 2017, she became the Vice-Chairperson. Ookalik was born in and continues to live in Iqaluit, Nunavut. She has been with the Government of Nunavut for 11 years now and was an employee of the Municipality of Iqaluit for over 8 years. She is a graduate of Churchill Vocational Centre and received her Executive Certificate in Conflict Management from Stitt Feld Handy Group and the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor. She has been a member of various non-profit organizations in Iqaluit and is currently a member of Tukisigiarvik Society and Labour Standards Board.