Rulon (Paiute/Dine') is a member of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah: Cedar Band of Paiutes and Diné. Mr. Pete is a graduate of University of Nevada Las Vegas where he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Rulon is the Executive Director of the Las Vegas Indian Center and has been with the center for 13 years. Prior to joining the Las Vegas Indian Center, Rulon worked as a Case Manager for youth in foster care and has over 18 years of experience in Social Service field in the Las Vegas area. Mr. Pete is a Board of Director Member of the Emergency Food Shelter Program and has volunteered his service at the Reservation Economic Summit Conference for the past 11 years. Rulon is passionate about the work at the Las Vegas Indian Center and takes much pleasure in its continued growth.
Tammi Tiger (Choctaw) is an Administrator with more than twenty years of working in local government focused on public communications, policy and human resources. With a background in information systems, her technical skills fostered innovative approaches to transportation infrastructure programming. She served as the Legislative Liaison on public works issues and led the qualification-based selection process of engineering services providers for the largest County in Nevada.
Tammi is a multi-disciplinary professional with a Master of Public Administration in Non-Profit/Public Management from University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) and an undergraduate in Business - Information Systems from University of Phoenix. She is a Graduate of Clark County’s Management Academy and Leadership Forum and a founding member of the UNLV Native American Alumni Club.
Tammi is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and descendant of the Muscogee Creek Nation. She dedicates her time to advocating for Native Americans and serves on various boards and committees to further these efforts. She was recognized with the Outstanding Community Service Award in 2004 by the Las Vegas Indian Center. Tammi has one son and is the eldest of 8 siblings. Having grown up in an urban environment, she spends her free time exploring the natural wonders of the world and reconnecting with the indigenous ways of our ancestors.
Christina Lewis (Dine') was born and raised in Teesto, Arizona on the Navajo Nation. Ms. Lewis is a traditional Dine' (Navajo) woman, fluent in her Dine' language and uses her knowledge to advocate traditional language/culture through education, commitment and unity to promote Dine' self-identity and awareness by focusing on Dine' natural laws - air, water, fire, soil - and community dynamics that support holistic well-being by helping oneself understand environment family, belief, honor and respect of our sacred land and culture.
Ms. Lewis serves 40+ years of professional work experience in the range of management functions in planning, organizing, coordinating and providing technical services functions in various supervisory and managerial positions. Ms. Lewis previously served as a Board Member and provided leadership to two organizations; Navajo Housing Authority, Navajo Townsite Community Development Corporation. Ms. Lewis offers enthusiasm, organizational leadership skills and professional expertise, knowledge and support with good ethics.
Board of Director
Navajo Nation Council Delegate Nate Brown was born and raised in Dennehotso. He is currently serving in his second term as an elected Navajo Nation Council Delegate for the biggest Native American Tribe for the Great Navajo Nation. Navajo Nation Council Delegates are elected into office for a four year term. Three communities of Chilchinbeto, Dennehotso and Kayenta elected delegate Brown, however represents his Dinè people as a whole. Delegate Brown currently serves on many Tribal, State and Federal committees. Delegate Brown is a member of the Navajo Nation Budget and Finance Committee, Vice Chair of the Sexual Assault Prevention Sub-committee, Chairman of the Dinè Bizaad (Navajo Language) Sub-committee,Representative for the Navajo Nation on the United Nations, appointed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on the Arizona Human Trafficking Council, member of the Colorado Plateau Economic Development Alliance member, Dinè Studies Conference Inc.,Board member, Board member of Naasiidlid Initiative (Sweat Equity housing) and a Board of Director of the United Natives in Health. Delegate Brown continues to advocate and work with his Dinè as a legislature to better our communities, “It’s up to us to work intelligently for our people and to protect Mother Earth and all her being for a better tomorrow”. He continuously promotes the Dine’ culture and strives to preserve the language.
Community Board Partner
Dr. Richardson was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He received his AA from Mesa Community College where he served as President of the Black Student Union for two terms. He later received his Bachelor's in Psychology with a Minor in Business from Arizona State University, Masters degree in Human Relations from Northern Arizona University (NAU) and his PhD in Educational Leadership from NAU. He is the Program Director of multiple mental/behavioral health facilities. He sits on the board for various mental/behavioral health facilities in Arizona while advocating for Native Americans to access quality mental health services. He is also a member of the Chandler Men of Action and is involved in several community service projects.