Our Board and Council


Board of Directors:

Board Chair Marshall McKay (Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation)
Tribal Chairman, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation

Board Vice Chair Susan Jenkins (Choctaw Nation)

Retired; Founding Executive Director, Cherokee Preservation Foundation

Board Secretary Cheryl Andrews-Maltais (Wampanoag)
Chairwoman of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Gaming Corporation

Board Treasurer Barron M. Tenny
Retired; Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of the Ford Foundation

Dudley Cocke
Artistic Director of the Roadside Theater; and Appalshop

Amy Hānaiali'i Gilliom (Native Hawaiian/Ojibwe)
Singer and Songwriter

Sven Haakanson (Old Harbor Alutiiq Tribe)
Curator of Native American Anthropology at the Burke Museum

Chandra Hampson (Ho-Chunk/Anishinaabe)
Consultant and former Senior Vice President in Community Development Finance and Banking

David R. Hatch (Siletz)
Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society Vice Chairman

Adrian Wall (Jemez Pueblo)
Sculptor and Musician

W. Richard West, Jr. (Southern Cheyenne)
President/CEO, Autry National Center; Founding Director and Director Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian


National Leadership Council:

Mona Abadir Commercial Real Estate Developer/Principal, CEO of Honu Group Communications LLC & Raspberry Productions, LLC

Letitia Chambers, Of Cherokee descent
Former Director, Heard Museum

Joy Harjo (Mvskoke)
Musician, Poet, Playwright

John Haworth (Cherokee)
Director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian-NY

Betsy Theobold Richards (Cherokee)
Creative Fellow, The Opportunity Agenda

Buffy Sainte-Marie (Cree)
Musician, Artist, Educator