Diversity at the UW

Board Members

The Native American Advisory Board is made up of tribal representatives from tribal governments and Native American (American Indian/Alaska Native) organizations from around Washington state. Members serve by invitation from the Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity Rickey Hall. (All the federally recognized Washington state tribal governments receive updates and invitational announcements of the quarterly meetings.)

Native American staff and faculty at the University of Washington serve as “resource” to the NAAB.

Current board members:

2012-2015 Term Commitment (Ending August 31, 2015)

  • Minty Long Earth (Santee/Creek/Choctaw)
  • Sam Robinson (Chinook), Chinook Tribal Council
  • Romayne Watt (Seneca)
  • Laverne Wise (Tlingit), Central Council of the Tlignit & Haida Tribes of Alaska

2012-2016 Term Commitment (Ending August 31, 2016)

  • Patricia Whitefoot (Yakama Nation), NAAB President

2014-2017 Term Commitment (Ending August 31, 2017)

  • David Bean (Puyallup), Puyallup Tribal Council
  • Tonya Drake, Interim Vice President for College Relations & Advancement for Edmonds Community College
  • Greg Masten (Yurok), NWIC Foundation Executive Director & Education Liaison
  • Gail Morris (NuuChahNulth), Huchoosedah, SPS #1, Director
  • Tommy Segundo (Haida/Katzie), Renton School District Native American Education Liaison
  • Theresa Sheldon (Tulalip), Tulalip Tribes Board of Director
  • Winona Stevens (Ho-Chunk), DOC Program at UIATF