For over 22 years Wanda Jean Lord has been increasing revenues from grants & financing primarily for tribes and tribal organizations, and for national, state & local nonprofits, and businesses. Raising thousands to tens of millions per project including funding for Health, Housing, Natural Resources, Economic Development, Arts & Cultural Tourism, Transportation, Construction and more. She teaches how to create positive funding strategies & relationships with federal & state funders, foundations, individual donors and corporations, and has provided trainings for the Native Learning Center (Seminole Tribe FL), National Indian Gaming Association, Native Americans In Philanthropy and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, along with individually customized trainings to federally recognized tribes.
Vernon Vera, a member of the Tule River Tribe, has been involved in program development and management for over 21 years. And during that time, he has been successful in increasing revenues for tribal governments and native organizations in California. Most of his successes as a resource developer has been in the areas of tribal economic development and enhancing tribal infrastructure, including: Housing, Law enforcement, Roads, Water Resources, Telecommunications; Indian Education, Native Culture Development, Tribal Youth Development, Health and Nutrition, Energy Resources and Environmental Protection. As a former member of the Tule River Tribal Council, he is knowledgeable in tribal government, policy development and sovereignty issues. He is also versed in the diversity of native cultures throughout California and other native territories throughout the nation.
Business Development Specialist Tejon Indian Tribe
With decades of business development experience, Bobbi served as Tribal Councilwoman and as Vice Chairwoman for her tribe; worked within the tribal Grants Administration office and leads her tribe's Housing Committee's work.