Board of Directors

Brandy Jaramillo – Secretary

Brandy Jaramillo – Secretary

Pam Coronado – Treasurer

Pam Coronado – Treasurer

Pam Coronado is an active member of her tribe the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians.  Over the years, she has served on several committees for her tribe including the Election Committee, Constitutional Reform Committee, and currently serves as the Education Committee Chair.

She graduated from Fresno State University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree and a minor in English.  She went on to pursue a Master’s of Reading/Language Arts in 1999 and the Professional Administrative Services Credential in 2004.  She was involved in the Tewaquachi Club while attending Fresno State and recently helped establish the Native American Alumni Association.  She currently works for the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools as an Executive Director where she is responsible for program development and oversight of the Court and Community Schools programs in Fresno County.  Education is her passion.

Leece Lee Oliver – Vice Chair

Leece Lee Oliver – Vice Chair

Dr. Leece Lee-Oliver came to Fresno after years of working in her community in Eugene Oregon, where she learned to teach and do community work from her Lakota elders, and the bay area, where she continued her education in Native American and Ethnic Studies.

Today she is a professor at Fresno State, where her community work and research focus on American Indian histories, sovereignty, and wellness. She works with oral tradition, law, critical auto-ethnography, and cultural-artistic expression to explore how American Indian communities respond to legal and social issues that erode sovereignty and impact the quality of life of American Indians. Her current projects include research and consultation on the contemporary epidemic rate of violence against American Indian women and girls, cultural practices and American Indian wellness, supporting American Indian youth. Dr. Lee-Oliver serves on the board of the Fresno American Indian Health Project, which provides cultural and wellness services to American Indians in the Central Valley.

Ralph Vigil – Chair

Ralph Vigil – Chair

Current Superintendent at West Park Elementary School District
Serving as an educator since 1981. Hobbies include: Art, Music, Writing, Running, Fishing and Hunting

Taught at:
Merced Union HS District
Livingston Elementary SD
San Joaquin Delta Community College
Merced Community College

Education:
ABD – University of LA Verne
MEd – University of LA Verne
MA – CSU Fresno
BA – CSU Sacramento
AS – Merced Community College

Served on the Board of:
FAIHP 2016-Current
Merced/Mariposa Red Cross Chapter 1999- 2003
Merced County Work Force Development 1999 – 2002

Public Speaking:
National Native Youth Conferences
ACSA Administrator Forums
University Classroom 1985 -Current
Commencement Speaker:  1990 – Current

“Humankind Advocate for a Progressive World Existence”

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