NCAI Staff

Staff Directory
Embassy of Tribal Nations
1516 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20005






Dante Desiderio

Chief Executive Officer


Nketia Agyeman

Office Manager

Yawna Allen

Director of Communications

Paul Beccio

Solution Architect

Brooklyn Brown 

Wilma Mankiller Fellow, Multimedia & Graphic Design

Kristin Brunetto


Quinn Buchwald

Policy Specialist, Environmental Sustainability & Natural Resources  

Courtney Chavis

Grants Manager

Imani Damali-Cathi

Administrative Assistant

Colby Duren

Director, Policy and Legal

Kenrick Escalanti

Creative Director 

Pamela Fagan

Director of Operations

Terance Fields


Amy Gay

Director, Conferences and Events

Suzanne Gould

Archival Specialist

Jantzen Hale

Media Relations Associate

Ashley Hamilton

Research Associate, Partnership for Tribal Governance 

Warren Hope

Director of Finance

Meghan Kearney

Grant Administrative Personnel

Kelbie Kennedy

Policy Manager, National Security & Community Safety

Coby Klar

Research Associate, Partnership for Tribal Governance

Rachel Milton

Micro-Grants Project Manager

Saundra Mitrovich

Civic Engagement Associate

Mahmoud Moussa

Systems Administrator

Max Muller

General Counsel

Doug Powless

IT Specialist

Keely Purscell

Partnership Development Manager

Miranda Raney

Communications Associate

Sadie Red Eagle

Policy Lead, Environmental Sustainability & Natural Resources

Yvette Roubideaux

Director, Policy Research Center

Catherine Saunders

Human Resources Manager

Tyler Scribner

Policy Lead, Federal Revenue & Appropriations

Ryan Seelau

Policy and Research Specialist, Legal & Governance 

Dillon Shije

Wilma Mankiller Fellow, Social & Cultural Resources

Diana Shull

Administrative Consultant

Lisa Vandever

Native Youth Program Manager

Laura Van Oudenaren

Manager, Leadership Development & Tribal Programs

Julia Wakeford

Policy Lead, Social & Cultural Resources

Sally Waters

Special Projects Attorney

Sierra Watt

Researcher, Policy Research Center

Karla Williams

Staff Accountant

Cholena Wright

Policy Lead, Community Development & Infrastructure

Larry Wright Jr.

Director Leadership Engagement