Board of Directors

Meet Our Board of Directors

NIYC currently has a seven-member Board of Directors, all of whom are Native American. Each board member represents a diverse group of professionals, including government and foundation executives, public health and healthcare providers, business executives, and/or community leaders.  All of whom bring a diverse array of experience and connections to NIYC.

Ahniwake Rose, M.A.
President

Cherokee Nation

Executive Director
Oklahoma Policy Institute
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Maggie George, Ph.D.
Vice-President

Navajo Nation

Owner
Indigenous Research Associates
Albuquerque, NM

Janelle Cronin
Secretary

Navajo Nation


Mekko Miller, Esq.
Treasurer

Tesuque Pueblo

Chief Judge
Pueblo de San Ildefonso
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Vince Lujan, Ph.D., Esq.
Board Member

Taos/Tesuque Pueblo

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