NNABA Foundation Board of Directors

2020-2021 NNABA Foundation Board of Directors

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

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Colleen Lamarre
Mohawk
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

PAST-PRESIDENT
Robert Saunooke
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Saunooke Law Firm, PA

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

TREASURER
Phil Brodeen
Boise Fort Band of Chippewa
Brodeen & Paulson PLLP

DIRECTOR
Paulene Abeyta
Navajo Nation
National Native American Law Student Association (NNALSA) President

DIRECTOR
Debra Gee
Navajo Nation
General Counsel/Executive Officer, Chickasaw Nation 

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

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

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

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

DIRECTOR
Carolyn West
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Legislative Counsel, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Foundation Independent Director
Diandra Benally
Navajo Nation
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Foundation Independent Director
David Blockorby
Mitchell Williams Law

Foundation Independent Director
Sandra R. McCandless
Dentons US LLP