NAIA Board of Directors • 2017-2019

NAIA is governed by a 9 – 15 member Board of Directors elected by members of the organization. The Board sets the policies for the agency, oversees the functions of management, establishes long-range plans for the agency, and acts as an advocate for the needs of the Indian people of Tennessee.

Executive Officers:

Executive Director Ray Emanuel, Lumbee
President Cheryl Prevatte, Lumbee
Vice President  Sally Wells, Mississippi Band of Choctaw
Treasurer Gladys Bratcher, Seminole
Secretary Dorothy Moore

Board of Directors:

  • tom kunesh, Standing Rock Lakota
  • Joseph Fire Crow III, Northern Cheyenne
  • Chuck Creasy
  • Peggy Williamson
  • Debbie Neely

Board Advisors:

  • Bill Wells
  • Virginia ‘Elise’ Stevens
  • Warren M. Smith

The overall operations of NAIA are managed by an Executive Director and supervisory staff who have extensive education, training, and experience in their respective areas of responsibility. This management structure is an efficient and responsive system of operations that enables the organization to manage many projects, programs, services, and Indian initiatives.

Past Presidents:

  • Ramona Morrison, Northern Cheyenne
  • Cheryl Prevatte, Lumbee
  • Edna Fay, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
  • Jackie Yazzie, Navajo/Diné
  • Sally Wells, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

 

Native American Indian Association of Tennessee • NAIA
230 Spence Lane, Nashville TN 37210 • 615 232 9179 • naia@naiatn.org

updated 9 sep 2017