Our Staff

First Nations Development Institute Staff

Our 22-member staff at First Nations Development Institute is committed to strengthening Native American economies. We believe that when armed with the appropriate resources, Native peoples hold the capacity and ingenuity to ensure the sustainable, economic, spiritual and cultural well-being of their communities.

Executive Staff

President & CEO

Vice President - Programs & Administration

Vice President - Grantmaking, Development & Communications

Senior Communications Officer

Development Officer

Communications Officer

Senior Program Officer

Development Associate
(Northern Cheyenne/Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa)

Finance Assistant

Senior Director of Research, Policy and Asset-Building Programs

Associate Director of Development & Senior Program Officer

Program Assistant

Executive Assistant

Office Administrator

Senior Research Officer

Finance Officer

Grants and Program Assistant

Project Coordinator
(Chippewa Cree)

Associate Director of Research and Policy, Native Agriculture

Grants and Program Officer

Program Officer
(Sicangu Lakota)

Program Officer


Office of Communications


July 25, 2014

White House and USDA to Honor Champions of Change for Agriculture

Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative

The goal of the Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative (NACBI) is to increase the organizational, managerial and programmatic capacity of Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs supporting the field of Native arts and artists

Advancing Positive Paths for Native American Boys & Young Men

The “Advancing Positive Paths for Native American Boys and Young Men” program is aimed at improving education and employment outcomes for middle school and high school Native boys and young men.

November NICWA Training Institute
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nov. 7-9, 2017

Trainings offered:

  • ICWA Training
  • In-Home Services

More information: http://www.nicwa.org/training/institutes/


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