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 an expert in telecommunications.  Her experience includes serving as chief of staff and special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for the National 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.

Barbara Poley

Laguna/Hopi

Vice-Chair

Barbara Poley retired from the Hopi 

Foundation, as the Executive Director in 2012. She continues to serve her Northern Arizona community in her roles on various educational and volunteer boards.  Poley was recognized for her years of community building and was named a Legacy Leader for her cultural knowledge and dedication to inspire young women by the Spirit Aligned Leadership Program.  

Gerad Godfrey

Native Village of Port Lions

Treasurer

Gerad Godfrey is President of two Afognak subsidiaries. Before becoming President, Godfrey served on the Afognak Native Corporation’s Boards of Directors and assumed a cabinet appointment as the Governor’s Senior 

Advisor on Rural Business and 

Intergovernmental Affairs.  His roles cultivated business development and the strategic planning for an array of social/cultural economic endeavors in Alaska.  

Danae Wilson

Nez Perce

Secretary

Danae Wilson is the Manager of Nez Perce Tribe’s Department of Technology Services which works to bring internet, radio, information systems and communications to the Eastern Columbia Plateau area in Idaho.  Wilson’s tenure has specialized in expanding service to areas where no service existed or limited connectivity was available.  

Brian Brashier

Chickasaw

SAC Liaison

Brian Brashier leads the Broadcast Productions Department for KCNP - 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. Prior to working at KCNP Brashier worked as a weather anchor at KWTX-TV in Waco, TX.  

Joaqlin Estus

Tlingit

Board Member

Joaqlin Estus has an impressive record of reporting local and national stories about Alaska Native issues. She has served as news director for KNBA radio; public communications director for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium; and reporter for KTOO FM Juneau, Alaska, Alaska Public Radio Network, and Minnesota Public Radio.

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