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Our Staff and Board

The Running Strong for American Indian Youth® Board of Directors is a supervising entity comprised of volunteer board members who perform the following functions in their respective governance roles. Learn about our Board of Directors and our dedicated staff.

Staff and Board of Directors

Running Strong Board of Directors

The Running Strong for American Indian Youth® Board of Directors is a supervising entity comprised of volunteer board members who have dedicated their time to further the mission of Running Strong. We also have one youth board member to represent and provide the youth perspective in all operations the board of directors oversee.

Running Strong's Board Members

JAMES O’BRIEN, ESQ., Chairman
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Founder O'Brien Law LLC

EMIL HER MANY HORSES (Oglala Lakota), Treasurer
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Assistant Curator Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

ASHLEY WAHIARONKWAS MORRIS (Mohawk of Kahnawake)
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CLYDE B. RICHARDSON
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ELAYNE SILVERSMITH (Diné)

LORETTA AFRAID OF BEAR COOK (Oglala Lakota)

ERIC JONES
Read Eric's biography

In addition, Running Strong benefits from an Advisory Board of experienced community leaders from across the United States.

 

Running Strong Staff

Home Team
Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota), National Spokesperson

Bryan Krizek, CEO

Lauren Haas Finkelstein, Executive Director

Bieu Do, CFO

Cassandra R. Chee (Diné), Grants Administrator

Julia L. Wejchert, Program & Web Associate

Jenn Rivera, Program Coordinator

Dave Frank, Fulfillment Manager

Our Field Team
Tom Kanatakeniate Cook (Akwsasne Mohawk), Field Coordinator

Billie Rose Garreaux (Cheyenne River Lakota), Food Distribution

Stacie Lee (Cheyenne River Lakota), Summer Food Service Program

Dave Lone Elk (Oglala Lakota), Field Coordinator

Ken Lone Elk (Oglala Lakota), Utilities Assistance & Housing

Rose Fraser (Oglala Lakota), Field Coordinator/Oyate Teca

Mary Little Sky (Cheyenne River Lakota), Backpack Food Coordinator

 

Employment Opportunities

To view available volunteer and job opportunities with us, please click here.


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  • Financials / Transparency

    Running Strong for American Indian Youth® is firmly committed to being a good steward of your generosity. It is very important to us that you stay informed of how your contribution is spent and of all new developments concerning our programs and the American Indian youth they support.

  • Mission & History

    Running Strong's mission is to help American Indian people meet their immediate survival needs – food, water, and shelter – while implementing and supporting programs designed to create opportunities for self-sufficiency and self-esteem.

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