Meet Our Board of Directors
The AICAF Board of Directors is made up of American Indian and Alaska Native leaders from across the nation. All board members are elected through a nomination process. These individuals bring an impressive set of skills, energy, passion, and connections that will help the Foundation further its mission. In addition, board members serve in many professional and volunteer capacities devoted to improving and strengthening our communities.
Founding Board of Directors:
Seven of the founding board of directors who successfully launched this foundation have served their maximum terms. Each member helped elect the new leadership who will guide our next phase of development and growth. We thank our founders for their service, and commitment to strengthening AICAF and its mission over the past years.
Michael A. Goze, Ho-Chunk
Laura Waterman Wittstock, Seneca
Joanna Bryant, Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota
James Lien, Sicangu Lakota Oyate, Rosebud
Jessica Ryan, Brothertown Nation
Jo-Anne E. Stately, Anishinaabe, White Earth
Howard D. Valandra, Sicangu Lakota Oyate, Rosebud