BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is an integral part of the organization providing vision and leadership toward the achievement of NPM’s mission to promote the self-determination of Indigenous peoples through media access, storytelling, and ownership.

Roanne Robinson-Shaddox

Hopi

Chair

Roanne Robinson-Shaddox is a telecommunications expert.  As the former chief of staff and special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for the National Commerce Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce. Robinson-Shaddox continues to increase tribal participation in efforts to address the digital divide across Indian Country.  Robinson-Shaddox is currently the Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, Enterprise Technology Branch at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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Barbara Poley

Laguna/Hopi

Vice-Chair

Barbara Poley is an expert in nonprofit leadership. As the executive director of the Hopi Foundation until 2012, she established KUYI radio and continues to serve Northern Arizona communities by serving on various boards, including the Arizona Community Foundation.  The Spirit Aligned Leadership Program named Poley a Legacy Leader for her cultural knowledge and dedication to inspiring young women.  Poley is a Ford Foundation Leadership for a Changing World Awardee.

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Gerad Godfrey

Native Village of Port Lions

Treasurer

Gerad Godfrey is an expert in cultivating business development and Alaska’s social, cultural, economic, and communications strategic planning.  Formerly the Senior Advisor to Alaska’s Governor on Rural Business and Intergovernmental Affairs, Godfrey also served on the Afognak Native Corporation’s Boards of Directors.  Godfrey is currently president of two subsidiaries -- Alutiiq Professional Consulting and Afognak Native Corporation.  Alaska is home to 13 Native stations.

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Danae Wilson

Nez Perce

Secretary

Danae Wilson is a communications and telecommunications expert specializing in expanding communications services to places with no service or limited connectivity.  As the Manager of Nez Perce Tribe’s Department of Technology Services, Wilson works to bring internet, radio, information systems, and communications to Idaho's Eastern Columbia Plateau area.  She is an active member of the FCC’s Tribal Broadband Task Force and oversees KIYE, the voice of the Nez Perce Nation.

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Brian Brashier

Chickasaw

SAC Liaison

Brian Brashier is a broadcast leader and expert.  Brashier leads the Broadcast Productions Department for the Chickasaw Nation, including KCNP – the Chickasaw Community Radio of Southern Oklahoma.  Brashier is a certified storm spotter and member of the Warning Coordination Team for the National Weather Service office in Norman, OK.  For many years, Brashier was a weather anchor at KWTX-TV in Waco, TX.  

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Clarice Chiago-Jones

Gila River 

Director

Clarice Chiago-Jones is a telecommunications and communications expert with over 20 years of experience at Gila River Telecommunications, Inc. Currently, Clarice is the Executive Director of the Gila River Broadcasting Corporation, an affiliate company of GRTI. GRBC delivers locally produced content to Gila River communities and works with partners to broadcast live events.  Chiago-Jones brought digital literacy classes to the community, focusing on Elders.