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Our Leadership

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.

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

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

ASHLEY WAHIARONKWAS MORRIS (Mohawk of Kahnawake)
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Secretary and Youth Board Member

CLYDE B. RICHARDSON
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ELAYNE SILVERSMITH (Diné), Treasurer
Librarian, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
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LORETTA AFRAID OF BEAR COOK (Oglala Lakota)
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ERIC JONES
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U.S. Coast Guard Executive Assistant to USCG Deputy Commandant for Operations

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

Employment Opportunities

View available volunteer and job opportunities with Running Strong here.

Testimonial

"Running Strong is the only charity that touches the lives and the hearts of our people."
Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook
Board Member and Legacy Leader of the Spirit Aligned Fellowship
Program

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