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, Communications  

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 

Gwynne Evans-Lomayesva

Researcher, Policy Research Center

Pamela Fagan

Director of Operations

Amy Gay

Director, Conferences and Events

Suzanne Gould

Archival Specialist

Jantzen Hale

Media Relations Associate

Warren Hope

Director of Finance

Kelbie Kennedy

Policy Manager, Policy Lead National Security & Community Safety

Ashley Hamilton

Research Associate, Partnership for Tribal Governance 

Coby Klar

Research Associate, Partnership for Tribal Governance

Rachel Milton

Micro-Grants Project Manager

Saundra Mitrovich

Civic Engagement Associate, 

External Affairs

Mahmoud Moussa

Systems Administrator

Max Muller

Corporate Counsel - NCAI and NCAI Fund

Doug Powless

IT Specialist

Keona Proctor

Membership Manager

Miranda Raney

Communications Associate

Sadie Red Eagle

Policy Research Specialist, Environmental Sustainability & Natural Resources

Naomi Rhema

Events Producer

Yvette Roubideaux

Director, Policy Research Center

Tyler Scribner

Policy Lead, Federal Revenue & Appropriations

Ryan Seelau

Policy and Research Specialist, Legal & Governance 

Dillon Shije

Wilma Mankiller Fellow, Policy

Diana Shull

HR Consultant

Whitney Smith

Human Resource Manager

Lisa Vandever

Native Youth Program Manager

Julia Wakeford

Policy Lead, Social & Cultural Resources

Sally Waters

Special Projects Attorney

Sierra Watt

Research Associate, Policy Research Center

Karla Williams

Staff Accountant

Cholena Wright

Policy Lead, Community Development & Infrastructure

Larry Wright Jr.

Director Leadership Engagement