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 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.
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 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.
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.
Brian Brashier leads the Broadcast Productions Department for KCNP - Chickasaw Community Radio of Southern Oklahoma. Brashier brings a wealth of knowledge of radio broadcasting, coordinating radio tower builds, and serves as a certified storm spotter and member of the Warning Coordination Team for the National Weather Service office in Norman, OK.