BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

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Joy Harjo

Mvskoke

Board Chair
U.S. Poet Laureate, Author, Musician

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Valorie Johnson

Seneca-Cayuga-Eastern Cherokee

Board Vice-Chair 
Consultant and former Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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Raymond Foxworth

Navajo Nation

Board Treasurer 
Program Director for Indigenous Knowledge Initiative
Henry Luce Foundation

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Nadia Sethi

NINILCHIK TRIBE-ALUTIIQ

Board Secretary
Program Director and Art Historian, The CIRI Foundation

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kamani Kuala’au

Native Hawaiian

Finance Committee Chair
Senior Vice President, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital

Elise Paschen

Osage Nation

Poet, editor, professor, and co-founder of Poetry in Motion

Camilla Rockefeller

David Rockefeller Fund Board Member

Rob Sassor

Principal, Water’s Edge Strategy

Charlene Teters

Spokane Nation

Artist, Professor Emeritus, Institute of American Indian Arts

S. R. Tommie

Seminole Tribe of Florida

Founder and President, Redline Media Group

Brian D. Vallo

Pueblo of Acoma

Consultant

Betsy Richards

Cherokee Nation

Executive Director of the Abbe Museum & Senior Partner with Wabanaki Nations

America Meredith

Cherokee Nation

Publishing editor of First American Art Magazine

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Mona Abadir

Council Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Engaging the Senses Foundation

John Haworth

Cherokee

Director,Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian-NY

Heather B. Henson

Founder and Creative Director, IBEX Puppetry and Director, The Jim Henson Legacy

Denise Turner Walsh

Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians

Attorney General, Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians