Leadership

2021 – 2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT
Colleen Lamarre
Mohawk
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Phil Brodeen
Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
Brodeen & Paulson PLLP

PAST-PRESIDENT
Thomasina Real Bird
Ihanktonwan Oyate
Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP

SECRETARY
Heather Torres
San Ildefonso Pueblo, Navajo
Tribal Law and Policy Institute

TREASURER
Andrea Snowball
Muscogee (Creek) Nation and Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
Big Fire Law and Policy Group LLP

DIRECTOR (YLC Chair)
Thomas Pack
Cherokee Nation
Greenberg Traurig LLP

DIRECTOR (NNALSA Chair)
Jessica Govindu
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes and Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma
National Native American Law Student Association (NNALSA) President

DIRECTOR
Geneva EB Thompson
Cherokee Nation
Associate General Counsel, Yurok Tribe

DIRECTOR
Christine Jordan

DIRECTOR
Paulene Abeyta

Navajo Nation
Navajo Nation Department of Justice

DIRECTOR
Sarah Lawson
Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt 

DIRECTOR
Arielle Wagner
Bois Forte Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP

NNABA Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates
Matthew Archer-Beck

Cherokee Nation
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

 ABA Diversity and Inclusion Council NNABA Representative
Sunshine Nicholson
Secwépemc Nation
Fort Belknap Regulatory Agency

ABA YLD Council NNABA Representative
Colleen Lamarre
Mohawk
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

ABA YLD Assembly NNABA Delegates
Heather Torres
San Ildefonso Pueblo, Navajo
Tribal Law and Policy Institute