Chief Executive Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jordan Evans, originally from Texarkana, Texas, grew up spending summers with her grandparents in the District of GuVo on the Tohono O’odham Reservation. Jordan attributes many of her character traits to her experiences on the reservation, including her sense of curiosity and respect for tradition.
Jordan’s passion for community and helping others served as a catalyst to move from the corporate arena into the world of nonprofit. Having always been proud of her heritage and thankful for how it shaped her as a person, joining NAAF was nothing short of a dream come true.
Senior Director of Programs & Tribal Relations - email@example.com
Selina Jesus is a lifelong resident from the GuVo community / GuVo District on the Tohono O’odham Nation. Selina’s background includes service to the community and GuVo District as a former council member sitting on the Housing, Education, Economic Development, Natural Resource & Domestic Affairs committees.
As Director, Selina oversees NAAF’s educational programs which are: GuVo Community After School Program, GED, Virtual Learning Center, and Summer Adventure Program. Selina earned her Tohono O’odham Language Teacher Certification in October 2017 and teaches the O’odham language in the NAAF After School Program. She is fluent in her language and is a very proud member of the Tohono O’odham Nation. In her spare time, Selina researches and documents the lesser-known Western dialects of the Tohono O’odham language.
Prevention Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dustin Cale is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma and brings his background in business management and customer service as well as a Bachelor of Science in Wellness and Alternative Medicine. In 2021, he completed two rounds of internships with NAAF, focusing on agricultural development and planning for community and home gardens for members of GuVo District.
In 2022, he was brought on with NAAF permanently as the Prevention Manager, focusing on all aspects of prevention in the GuVo District and growing NAAF’s programming to help promote and ensure a brighter future for Tohono O'odham children. Dustin continues his education towards becoming a Certified Prevention Specialist through the Arizona Licensing Board, with the goal of boosting the efficacy and efficiency of his abilities in preventing and reducing the number of suicide and substance abuse/misuse victims among community members.
Program Coordinator - email@example.com
Adriana “Addy” Fitts is from Ajo, Arizona. She graduated from Tohono O'odham Community College in 2016 with a degree in business management. Previously, she worked with Johnson O’ Malley as Grant Coordinator for Ajo Unified School District. Alongside our Director of Programs and Tribal Relations, Addy develops and implements program curriculum. She joined NAAF to help native children and youth to improve their cultural, educational, health, and environmental skills.
Early Education Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
From GuVo community, Malena is a graduate of Tohono O'odham High School and is currently studying Early Childhood Education at Tohono O'odham Community College. She loves working with the little ones, from newborns to five year olds, and enjoys playing Toka in her spare time.
Mazey is from the San Pedro Village, Schuk Toak District and is the reigning Miss Tohono O’odham Nation 2021-2022. She supports NAAF's teachers with creating arts and crafts activities and enjoys making traditional O'odham dresses and shirts. Mazey enrolling in college for the Fall to begin her career working with children.
Ethan is from Sells community and graduated from Baboquivari High School. He plays basketball and volunteer coaches for the We R1 Tohono O'odham Basketball team, training youth to participate in regional and national tournaments, like the Native American Basketball Invitational (NABI). Ethan also loves singing and teaching traditional songs.
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