Board & Staff

Board of Directors

ATNI-EDC is guided by a dedicated board that sets the priorities and the vision for the organization. The board is comprised of professionals that are involved with ATNI and Pacific Northwest Native American interests and stem from the financial, legal, and education communities.  Board members may be reappointed without limitation to the number of terms they may serve.

President

J. Dave Tovey (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation)

Term expiration: 2019

Vice-President

Antone Minthorn (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation)

Term expiration: 2021

Treasurer

Justin Parker (Makah Tribe)

Term expiration: 2020

Secretary

Sharon Goudy (Yakama Nation)

Term expiration: 2021

Members at Large

Jack Lenox (Coquille Indian Tribe)

Term expiration: 2021

Bill Tovey (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation)

Term expiration: 2019

Heidi Khokhar (non-tribally affiliated)

Term expiration: 2020

Kahseuss Jackson (Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon)

Term expiration: 2021

Ted Piccolo (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation)

Term expiration: 2021

Shannon Wheeler (Nez Perce Tribe)

Term expiration: 2019


Staff

Executive Director

Amber Schulz-Oliver (Yakama/ Wasco descendant)

amber@atniedc.com

ahso - professionalMs. Schulz-Oliver is a Native Oregonian with firm roots established in Portland.  She graduated from Oberlin College and afterwards joined the Peace Corps.  Upon returning, she became an intern with a Native American owned engineering firm, Cooper Zietz Engineers (now Akana), and worked in various capacities, including as a project manager, for nine years.  While at Akana, she managed projects in and for the benefit of Indian Country.  In September 2013, she earned an MBA from Willamette University, and graduated with honors.  In 2015, she transitioned to Ecotrust where she coordinated a project to develop a fellowship model to meet the economic development needs, goals, and priorities of ATNI member tribes.

As the Executive Director of Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Economic Development Corporation, she is dedicated to assisting ATNI Member tribes and tribal members reach their economic development goals and priorities.