Board of Directors

AISES Bylaws, the Board of Directors is elected by AISES' general members. Representing the AISES membership, the Board also includes National Student Representatives who attend all Board meetings but are non-voting members.

 

Current Board Members


BODmcclenahan2Dr. Twyla Baker- Demaray
(Chair)
Three Affiliated Tribes
Term: Nov. 2015 - Nov. 2018

  BODmcclenahan2Richard Stephens 
(Vice-Chair)
Pala Band of Mission Indians
Term: Nov. 2016 - Nov. 2019
     
BODmcclenahan2Amber Finley
Three Affiliated Tribes
Term:  Nov. 2015 – Nov. 2018
  BODmcclenahan2Michael Laverdure
Turtle Mountain Chippewa 
Term: Nov.2016 - Nov.2019
 
     
BODmcclenahan2Bill Black
Term: Nov.2016 - Nov.2019​
  BODmcclenahan2John B. Herrington
Chickasaw
Term: Nov. 2016 - Nov. 2019
     
BODmcclenahan2    Grace Bulltail
    Crow
    Term: Nov. 2017 - Nov. 2020
        Barney “B.J.” Enos
      Gila River Indian Community
      Term: Nov. 2017 - Nov. 2020
     
     Kristina Halona
     Navajo
     Term: Nov. 2017 - Nov. 2020
        Alicia Jacobs
      
Cherokee
      
Term: Nov. 2017 - Nov. 2020      
     
     Adrienne Laverdure
     
Turtle Mountain Chippewa
     
Term: Nov. 2017 - Nov. 2020
       Shaun Tsabetsaye
     
Zuni
     
Term: Nov. 2017 - Nov. 2020

 

National Student Representatives to the Board


BODmcclenahan2Hannah Balderas
(Senior National Student Representative)   
Three Affiliated Tribes, Santee Sioux and Little Shell Ojibwa
     Steven Just
   (Junior National Student Representative)
    Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe
     
     

Board Chairs Emeriti


Al Qoyawayma
Hopi
George Thomas
Cherokee
Jaime Pinkham
Nez Perce
Thomas
Dawson, Jr.

Eastern Cherokee
Donald Ridley
Shoshone
         
Sandra Begay-
Campbell

Navajo
Dr. Robert K.
Whitman

Navajo
Judy Gobert
Blackfeet
Tommie Lee
Navajo
Michael Avritt
San Felipe Pueblo
         
Anthony Kahn Dr. Ondrechen
Andrew Conseen
Duff

Eastern Band of
Cherokee
Dwight Gourneau
Turtle Mountain
Chippewa
Dr. Dorothy
Pender

Inupiat Eskimo
Anthony Kahn
Navajo
Dr. Mary Jo
Ondrechen

Mohawk
         
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Melinda McClanahan 
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Richard Stephens 
Pala Band of Mission Indians