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WHO
WE ARE

MEET THE TEAM.

Dr. Alta
Piechowski

Hozho Center Chair

Hometown: Jeddito, AZ

Current: Fort Defiance, AZ

Profession: School Psychologist

Education: Counseling & Diné healing

Experience: 30+ years in the mental health field on the Navajo Nation

Their Why: She seeks to use Diné knowledge, practices, and philosophy to heal and sustain future generations.

Diné

Dr. Lyle
McNeal

Founder, Navajo Sheep Project

Profession: Navajo-Churro Sheep Expert

Education: Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology and Range Science (Utah State)

Experience: 44+ years locating Navajo-Churro sheep remnants in remote areas across the reservation

Their Why: Because “Extinction is Forever.”

Nanabah
Bulman

Hozho Center Co-chair

Hometown: Lukachukai, Arizona

Current: Houck, AZ

Profession: Educational Program Coordinator

Education: Traditional Diné practice

Experience: 10+ years at Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program 

Their Why: To empower youth to be agents of change with spiritual resilience.

Diné

Tara E.
Roche

Navajo Sheep Project President

Profession: Navajo-Churro Sheep Expert

Education: Plant, Soils & Climate (Utah State)

Experience: 10+ years raising sheep

Their Why: Because education and community outreach are instrumental in the sustainability of Navajo and Latinx herds, agriculture, and communities. 

Shanidiin Piechowski-Begay

Tribal Liaison

Hometown: Ganado, AZ

Current: Fort Defiance, AZ

Profession: Automotive Technology Instructor at Navajo Tech University

Education: Utah State University

Experience: A liaison for family sheep camps and Navajo Nation entities.

Their Why: Because tribes are 

sovereign nations and need to be treated as such.

Diné

Dominique
Daye Hunter

Copywriter & Graphic Designer

Hometown: Oxford, NC

Current: Phoenix, AZ

Profession: CEO of D. Daye Hunter Designs & Storyteller 

Education: Nonprofit Leadership Management & American Indian Studies (Arizona State University)

Experience: 16 years of storytelling

Their Why: Because our stories need to be heard to heal the next generation.

Black/Sappony/Nansemond

Chamisa
Piechowski-Begay

Digital Marketing Specialist, Raising Indigenous Leadership

Program Coordinator

Hometown: Ganado, AZ

Current: Blanding, UT

Profession: Marketing Strategist

Education: Marketing (Fort Lewis College)

Experience: Co-founder of K'é Krew, COVID-19 aid for Native communities 

Their Why: Bringing visibility to Indigenous peoples. 

Diné

Alex
Piechowski-Begay

Film & Photography

Director

Hometown: Ganado, AZ

Profession: Visual Storyteller

Experience: Community Advocate (Earth Guardian), co-founder (Sovereign Sounds Project), committee member (Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition), Production Manager (Dancing Earth), and onsite supporter at Standing Rock.

Their Why: Bringing Indigenous youth to the forefront on environmental issues.

Diné

Terrell
Piechowski

Elder, Staff Support

Hometown: Browns Valley, MN

Current: Ft. Defiance, AZ

Profession: Teacher, Counselor, School Psychologist, and Director of a Native cooperative

Experience: 40+ years working with the Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo

Their Why: Using his elder wisdom and experience to uplift the next generation.

Bradley
Kuluris

Executive Mentor

Hometown: Orange, CA

Current: Chandler, AZ

Profession: Franchise Owner

Experience: Investment banking, business consulting, and real estate development.

Their Why: Offering the board support via offers the board knowledge in executive leadership, development, strategy, conflict resolution, and team building.

Bradley 
Kuluris

Executive Mentor

Hometown: Orange, CA

Current: Chandler, AZ

Profession:  Franchise Owner

Education: Strategic Planning, Business

(Pepperdine University)

Experience: Investment banking, business consulting, & real estate.

Their Why: Offering knowledge in executive leadership, development, strategy, conflict resolution, & team building.

Nancy
McNeal

Community Networking & Public Relations

Hometown: Inglewood, CA

Current: Nibley, UT

Profession:  Equine Illustration Instructor (Utah State University)

Education: Education (Pomona College)

Experience: Founding member of NSP

Their Why: Utilizing her skills as a 

writing specialist, art teacher, storyteller, and grant writer to support the Hozho Center.

Lar
Thomas

Legal Advisor

Hometown: Bosque Farms, NM

Profession: Attorney at law

Education: Law (Mississippi College) 

Experience: A member of the New Mexico Environment Department task force arbitrator, and a settlement facilitator for NM judicial courts.

Their Why: Using his experience to help Native communities navigate legal matters.

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