National Native American Human Resources Association Board of Directors Announce Advisory Committee

NNAHRA is a nonprofit organization with a mission to serve and support human resources professionals and tribal leaders in Indian Country Human Resources and Organizational Development through educational events, networking and professional certification.  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Native American Human Resources Association (NNAHRA) has created an Advisory Committee in efforts to grow, develop and advance the organization with members in a variety of areas to help the organization reach their overall goals and support a strong foundation moving forward. NNAHRA formally took action on June 25, 2020, by vote of the NNAHRA Board of Directors to form the Advisory Committee.

NNAHRA is a nonprofit organization with a mission to serve and support human resources professionals and tribal leaders in Indian Country Human Resources and Organizational Development through educational events, networking and professional certification. The committee members are: Tony Chartrand, Education and Certification; Michael Day, Technology and Innovation; Cora Gaane, Advocacy, Grants and Philanthropy; Rodrigo Macias, Finance and Compliance; Richard McGee, Employment Law and Governance; and Ric Militi, Marketing and Public Relations. To read more on the committee members, please click here.

“NNAHRA is very excited to have access and utilize the professional skills and recommendations to make the Association and Foundation even better for its members,” says Tal Moore, Development Director of NNAHRA. “We look forward to expanding the organization to a national level and carrying out our mission, which is to provide education, networking and resources to human resources professionals across the U.S.”

The purpose of the advisory committee is to provide feedback, suggestions and follow-through on NNAHRA Board assignments in matters of law, finance, marketing, public relations, education, fund raising, grant management, research and other areas of expertise the board may call upon as the board governs the association.

The Advisory Group members are appointed by the NNAHRA Board of Directors for two-year terms and meet and make recommendations as often as needed to carry out tasks and goals requested by the NNAHRA Board. Staggered terms will begin at time of board appointment and may vary Advisor to Advisor. The purpose is to provide more robust resources for NNAHRA members and increase communication methods for NNAHRA members and partners as well as expand training and learning experiences.

The goal is to expand NNAHRA from an annual conference to a national presence for Human Resources in the community, specifically for tribe policy-making, networking, education and resources. The Advisory Council would assist in the advisement of grant funding opportunities, new educational and program offerings, sponsorships and more. The greater goal is to eventually be at the national table for human resources regulations and law.

For more information on NNAHRA or the advisory committee, please contact Judy Wright at jwright@nnahra.org or visit https://nnahra.org/advisory-committee/.

ABOUT NNAHRA The National Native American Human Resources Association is a nonprofit organization comprised of HR professionals working for or providing professional services to tribes. Association business is conducted by an elected Board of Directors, who serve two-year terms on a volunteer capacity.

Historically, the association started out as a grass-roots effort with four tribes meeting to network and share personnel issues and challenges over twenty years ago. The meetings evolved into conferences, and the membership grew into a formal northwest and then national association. What started with 14 members is now almost 2,000 strong. For more information, please visithttps://nnahra.org/.

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