Who We Are

Potlatch Fund is a grant-making foundation and leadership development organization.

The Potlatch staff is led by a Board of Directors and assisted by a large number of volunteers.

The Staff

Executive Director Dana Arviso, Diné
Program Director Tachini Pete, Salish / Diné
Program Coordinator Maria Griffin, Spokane
Office Manager Mary Kummer, Makah
Development and Communications Manager Damara Jacobs-Morris, Squamish
Managing Director Lawrence Leake
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The Board of Directors

President Charlotte Coté, PhD. Nuu-chah-nulth
Vice President Meredith Parker, Makah
Secretary Antone Minthorn, Umatilla
Treasurer Art Ribail, CPA
Compliance Officer Susan Balbas, Cherokee / Yaqui
Members

Amber Schulz-Oliver, Celilo / Yakama
Angelique Albert, Salish / Kootenai
Brian Myers
Douglas Coleman, CPA
Dustin Monroe, Assiniboine / Blackfeet
Jim Thomas, Tlingit
renée holt, PhD. Nez Perce / Diné

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Current Volunteers

Adrian Luethold (Spokane)
Andrea Alexander (Makah)
Angel Sobotta (Nez Perce)
Anthony Rascon (Makah)
Aranesa Turner
Aspen Smith (Salish)
Aurolyn Stwyer (Warm Springs-Wasco)
Brenda Billy (Cayuse / Yakama)
Bridget Ray (Turtle Mountain Chippewa)
Caleb Dunlap (Ojibwe) Gala Stage Manager
Cindy Pederson (Tlingit / Haida)
Cody Shimazu
Dallas Pinkham (Yakama)
Dawn Morrison
Danson Coin (Thompson Coldwater Band / Hopi)
Fern Renville (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate)
James La Roche (Lakota)
Jared Dunlap (Ojibwe)
Jeff Smith (Makah)
Jeremiah George (Squaxin Island)
Jesse WalkingChild (Chippewa Cree / Blackfoot)
Joe Seymour (Squaxin Island / Acoma Pueblo)
Jonathan J. Arakawa
Jonnica Royal (Duwamish / Quinault / Chinook)
Josephine Lee ( Ho-Chunk)
Laura Grabhorn (Tlingit / Haida)
Lisa Leuthold (Makah)
Marc Taylor (Lummi)
Maria Givens (Coeur d’Alene)
Marylin Bard (Duwamish / Quinault)
Melissa Ramirez UW First Nations
Michael Murner (Makah)
Mike Edwards (Muckleshoot)
Miranda Belarde-Lewis (Tlingit / Zuni Pueblo)
Modesta Minthorn (Umatilla)
Nora Trahant (Diné)
Pamela Bryan (Diné)
Patricia Allen (Tlingit)
Perri McDaniel (Grand Ronde)
Philip Hillaire (Lummi)
Ray Ishii
Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Klallam)
Samuel Barr (Samish)
Sandy Littletree
Sandy Redsteer (Diné)
Sarah Kelly (Anishinaabeg)
Steven Oliver (Lummi / Duwamish)
Susan Welsh (Diné / Mohave / Chemehuevi) Gala Auction Lead
Tracy Rector (Seminole)
Twila Begay (Diné)
Vincent Chargualaf (Suquamish)
Valerie Switzler (Warm Springs)
Walter Pacheco (Muckleshoot)
Yin Yu
Zeke Spier