Brie Coyle Jones

Brie Coyle Jones (Quileute Nation) is an attorney who has spent much of her career working to bring both capital and economic investments to Indian County so that Tribal governments have more resources to provide for Tribal members and their communities. As a Potlatch Fund board member, she aims to be both an active listener and creative thinker. “These qualities allow me to come to the table with solutions and recommendations for progress,” she says. Read more about Brie here. Read Interview With Brie Coyle Jones

Meredith Parker

Meredith Parker (Makah) Read more about Meredith here. Read Interview With Meredith Parker

Doug Coleman

Doug Coleman (Makah, Hoh, Quileute, Chehalis, Samish) has more than 30 years of experience working with Tribal organizations. His expertise in accounting is something he hopes to contribute to Potlatch Fund as the board’s treasurer. “Effort needs to be made to make sure everyone is brought along with the financial discussion and to not leave anyone behind because they feel they do not understand accounting or discussing it makes them feel uncomfortable. Working with a non-accountant who wants to learn accounting is a pleasure,” he says. Learn more about Doug here. Read Interview With Doug Coleman

Jordann Lankford-Forster

Jordann Lankford-Foster (A’aniih, Anishinaabe) brings a commitment to students and youth leadership development to her work as board secretary. Her background in education includes receiving Montana Indian Teacher of the Year honors in 2017 and being a finalist for Montana Educator of the Year in 2019. “I think other people should know that Potlatch Fund makes sure communities in need receive funds directly allocated by our organization. We give wherever there is a need and truly listen to communities,” she says. Read more about Jordann here. Read Interview With Jordann Lankford-Forster

Amber Schulz-Oliver

Amber Shulz-Oliver (Yakama, Wasco) is serving her second year as the president of Potlatch Fund’s board of directors, bringing her project management experience to assist the organization with its strategic planning process. Amber spent time in Romania with the Peace Corps after college, followed by nine years working at a Native-owned engineering firm. Currently, she is the executive director of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Economic Development Corporation. “Potlatch Fund serves a unique niche to develop nonprofits and the social sector in Indian Country,” Amber says. “Many of our grantees received their first grant from Potlatch Fund.” Read more about Amber here. Read Interview With Amber Schulz-Oliver

Dustin Monroe

Dustin Monroe (Blackfeet, Assiniboine) brings his background in statistics and programming, along with his experience advocating for Native American communities and running voting campaigns, to his role as the board’s vice president. “I would say the most important quality I bring is a voice for the grassroots nonprofits and language speakers, as I strongly advocate for them,” Dustin says. Read more about Dustin here. Read Interview With Dustin Monroe