Native American Advisory Board
Dr. Damon Clarke is Chairman of the Hualapai Tribe. Previously, Dr. Clarke served as Superintendent at Peach Springs Unified School District in Peach Springs and Cedar Unified School District in Keams Canyon, Arizona. He also served on the Hualapai Tribal Council and on numerous committees. He is a former teacher and principal at various elementary schools and has over 25 years of experience in the educational field. He holds a PhD in Educational Leadership and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. He lives in Peach Springs with his family.
Lena Fowler is serving her second term on the Coconino County Board of Supervisors for District 5. In this capacity, Supervisor Fowler is also serving as Chairwoman of the Board. Lena is a founding member of the Tuba City Concerned Citizens, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation and served as President of the Association for Indian Self-Determination in Healthcare where she helped organize healthcare contractors to implement P.L. 91-638 on the Navajo Nation. Lena is Diné from the Navajo Nation.
Jamie Fullmer is founder, chairman and CEO of Blue Stone Strategy Group, which provides business and advisory services to tribal leaders, tribal enterprises and corporate entities working with tribes. Previously, Jamie served as Chairman of the Yavapai-Apache Nation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Southern Utah University and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah.
Jonathan Nez is President of the Navajo Nation. Previously, President Nez held numerous elected offices, including Vice President of Shonto Chapter, three terms as a Navajo Nation Council Delegate and two terms as Supervisor with the Navajo County Board of Supervisors, District 1. He holds a BS degree in Political Science and a Masters of Public Administration from NAU. He is from Shonto, Arizona, enjoys running and the outdoors, and is married to Phefelia Herbert-Nez. They have two children.
Terry Rambler is serving his second term as Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe. He also serves as Chairman of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association. Previously, Chairman Rambler served as a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribal Council, President of the Intertribal Council of Arizona, and board member of the Fort Thomas Unified School District. He holds a BS degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and has three children.
Robert “Bob” Roessel
Bob Roessel is Executive Principal for Salt River Project’s Intergovernmental Relations, where he directs and implements all tribal strategies. With over 30 years at SRP, he’s held numerous positions in engineering, construction and project management. He holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico and a professional civil engineering license. Bob is Diné from the Navajo Nation and resides in Laveen, Arizona with his family.
Timothy “Tim” Williams is serving his third term as Chairman of the Fort Mohave Indian Tribe. Under Chairman Williams’ leadership, the Tribe renovated the Spirit Mountain Casino in Mohave Valley and put forth a proposal to build a new casino west of Needles, CA. He is a US Marine Corp Veteran and holds an Associate degree from Yavapai College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University. He is married to Tara and they have four daughters.
Dr. LuAnn Leonard, Hopi-Tohono O’odham, is the Executive Director of the Hopi Education Endowment Fund, an educational non-profit of the Hopi Tribe. During her 35 year career in Hopi Tribal Government she has served in positions ranging from a front line education Counselor to the a Staff Assistant to Hopi Chairman Wayne Taylor, Jr., addressing human service needs. Dr. Leonard holds the title of Regent Emeritus as she served as the first Native American member of the Arizona Board of Regents from 2008-2016. She is a proud graduate of Northern Arizona University, earning a BS in 1983 and honorary Doctorate in 2017.
Gwendena Lee-Gatewood is Chairwoman of the White Mountain Apache Tribe.