Board of Directors

Alaska Region

Orville Huntington

Alaska Regional Director

Wildlife Biologist

Hope Roberts Upicksoun

Alaska Regional Director

Alaska Native Community Liaison/Captain of fishing vessel, Nikaitchuq

Great Lakes Region

Don Reiter

NAFWS PRESIDENT, Great Lakes Regional Director

Wildlife Biologist, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Conservation Department

Terry Metoxen

Great Lakes Regional Director

Game Warden, Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin

Great Plains Region

Shaun Grassel

Great Plains Regional Director

Chief Executive Officer, Buffalo Nations Grasslands Alliance

Micheal Thompson

Great Plains Regional Director

Wildlife Biologist, Oglala Sioux Parks and Recreation Authority 

Northeast Region

Benjamin Simpson

Northeast Regional Director

Wildlife Resource Manager, Penobscot Nation Department of Natural Resources

Jason Mitchell

Northeast Regional Director

Water Resources Field Coordinator, Penobscot Nation Department of Natural Resources

Pacific Region

Ted Lamebull

Pacific Regional Director

Ret. Conservation Law Enforcement Officer, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Donna Nez

Pacific Regional Director

Fisheries Technician, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Southeast Region

Mike LaVoie

NAFWS Vice-President, Southeast Regional Director

Natural Resource Manager, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Matt Gamble

Southeast Regional Director

Senior Manager of Wildlife Conservation, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Southwest Region

Kai-t Blue-Sky

Southwest Regional Director

Wildlife Biologist (Lt. Governor), Cochiti Pueblo

Darren Talayumptewa

NAFWS Secretary & Treasurer, Southwest Regional Director

Program Manager, Hopi Tribe Wildlife & Ecosystems Management Program


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