Executive Director

Paul Lumley

Executive Director

503.288.8177 - Dial 0 to be connected, or contact the Executive Assistant at ext 286

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Paul Lumley

Executive Director

Paul Lumley is the Executive Director for the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) and is a citizen of the Yakama Nation. He came to NAYA in 2016 after being the Executive Director of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) since 2009. Mr. Lumley served as Executive Director of the National American Indian Housing Council in Washington DC from 2007 to 2009. While also in DC, Paul Lumley served as the Senior Tribal Liaison for the U.S. Department of Defense from 2004-2007. From 1987 to 2004, Mr. Lumley served under several capacities at CRITFC.

Mr. Lumley has a wide-ranging background on issues that directly impact American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Mr. Lumley has worked directly with tribal governments, tribal consortia, virtually all federal agencies impacting Indian country, and Native American national and regional organizations throughout his professional career. Experience areas include tribal treaty rights, environmental protection and restoration, housing, defense, education and social services. Mr. Lumley has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Western Washington University in 1986. His full legal name is Babtist Paul Lumley III.

Department Directors

Oscar Arana

Director of Community Development

503.288.8177 ext. 210

Tamara Henderson

Director of Youth and Education Services

503.288.8177 ext. 296

Lisa Otero

Many Nations Academy Principal

503.288.8177 ext. 258

Tawna Sanchez

Director of Family Services

503.288.8177 ext. 209

Ann Takamoto

Director of Development

503.288.8177 ext. 206

Sasha Wells

Director of Finance and Operations

503.288.8177 ext. 222

Administrative Staff

Tamera Floyd

Community Reception Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext. 200

Fawn Livingston-Gray

Volunteer Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext 372

Christy Merrill

Human Resources Assistant

Kaelyn Rushforth

Executive Assistant/Community Reception Manager

503.288.8177 ext 286

Nykke Straws

Human Resources Manager

503.288.8177 ext. 304

Many Nations Academy

Lisa Otero

Many Nations Academy Principal
503.288.8177 ext. 258

Kristy Cordero

MNA Science Teacher

503.288.1260, ext. 265

Rosemary Donnelly

MNA Manager

503.288.8177 ext. 255

Laura Payne

MNA Math Teacher


Mare Ramirez

MNA Spanish Instructor

503.288.8177 ext. 325

Nina Rockwell

Student Success Coach

503.288.8177 ext 274

Ben Taylor

MNA Social Studies Teacher

503.288.8177, ext 258

Family Services

Tawna Sanchez

Director of Family Services
503.288.8177 ext. 209

Jessica Adams

Parent-Child Support Specialist


Elisha Big Back

Foster Care Manager

503.288.8177 ext 323

Andres Chavez-Eras

KEEP Group Leader & Recruiter


Collin Chavez-McCormack

Food Services Coordinator


Daryle Conquering Bear

Foster Care Support Specialist

503.288.8177 ext 251

Ashleigh Coon

Parent-Child Specialist


Julia Dressler

Pathways to Adulthood ILP Program Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext 261

Sky Lockhart

Family Support Advocate


Monique Lopez

Community Education Worker


Ellen Luzaich

Family Advocate

Lawrence Macy

Elder's Advocate

503.288.8177 ext. 309

Catherine McGurk

Parent Support Specialist P2W


Debbi Northfield

Healing Circle Manager


Angel Oliver

KEEP Group Leader & Recruiter

503.288.8177 ext 349

Mia Peeler

Family Advocate

503.288.8177 ext 353

Chelsea Phelan

Early Childhood Services Manager


Andrea Robideau

Foster Care Support Specialist


Winter Rose

Parent Support Specialist


Brandi Starbird

Parent-Child Support Coordinator


Jordan Stigen

Domestic Violence Advocate

Annie Williams

Early Head Start Education Coordinator


Youth and Education Services

Tamara Henderson

Director of Youth and Education Services
503.288.8177 ext. 296

Evelyn Aguilar

Youth Advocacy Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext. 329

Eva Angus

Peer Mentor

Kandel Ashley

Gang Outreach Intervention Specialist


Natalyn Begay

Health Equity Program Manager

Adrean Brings Him Back

Youth Advocate

Jennifer Brixey

Community Health Worker Program Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext. 316

Jay Cacka

Alcohol and Drug Specialist

503.288.8177 ext.217

Allyssa Casad

Direct Services Manager

503.288.8177 ext 227

Auna Castellon

College Preparation Coach


Collin Chavez-McCormack

Food Services Coordinator


Joseph Easly

Youth Housing Advocate

Riley Fishburn

Youth Development Advocate

503.288.8177 ext. 208

Nick Gilla

Data & Evaluation Administrator

Becca Gruner

Educational Engagement Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext 381

Daniel Guilfoyle

Youth Advocacy Manager

503.288.8177 ext. 256

MoNique Harvey

Community Health Worker COVID-19 Support Staff


Sage Hatch

Youth Career Skills Coach

Silas Hoffer

Youth Advocate

503.288.8177 ext 220


Micah Johnson

Recreation Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext. 216

Joshua Marvin

Youth Advocate

Haku Toshie Mease

Connections Coach

503.288.8177 ext 231

Renea Menchaca

Cultural Arts Advocate

503.288.8177 ext. 221

Mandy Owen

ARPNI Youth Advocate

503.288.8177 ext 276

Andrew Paiva

Promise Neighborhood Youth Advocate

Cerise Palmanteer

Culture Education & Wellness Coordinator

Erik Ramone

Youth Advocate


LaTisha Rico

College Preparation Coach


Mick Rose

Culture, Education, and Wellness Manager

503.288.8177 ext. 212

Poli Sierra-Long

Community Health Worker Covid-19


Elora Silverwhip

Youth Development Advocate


Michaila Taylor

Cultural Arts Coordinator

Charlie Voss

Youth Engagement Specialist

503.288.8177 ext 234

Naduah Wheeler

Data and Evaluation Support Specialist

Davineekaht White Elk

Youth Advocate

Alicia Whitley

Youth Advocate

503.288.8177 ext. 232

Keri Wilborn

Parent Involvement Advocate

Community Development

Oscar Arana

Director of Community Development
503-288-8177 ext. 210

Gwen Allen

Client Services Specialist

503-288-8177 ext 233

Sasha Bartoo-Smith

Community Advocacy Support Specialist

503.288.8177 ext 355

Jennie Cirincione

Housing Manager

503.288.8177 ext 236

Jessica Collins

FUP Housing Advocate

Francisco Cortez

MHT Housing Advocate

Angela Dave

Employment and Engagement Specialist


Matthew Faunt

Cully Business Development Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext 225

Keith Ferrante

Housing Development Project Manager

503.288.8177 ext 378

Sentierra Forbes

COVID-19 Housing Advocate

Tyreesha Garrett

Energy Assistance Specialist

503.288.8177 ext. 303

Annessa Hartman

Native Retail and Marketplace Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext 253

Lamaya Jarrell

Housing Navigator

503,288.8177 ext 302

Brent “Ka’imi” Lee

Home Repair Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext 313

Cecelia Lente

IDA Program Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext. 351

Elisabeth Loomis

Native Business Accelorator Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext 275

Daniela Macias

Homeownership Counselor

503.288.8177 x 273

Amy Manley

Housing Advocate

503.288.8177 ext 298

Eduardo Martinez

Our 42nd Avenue District Manager

503.288.8177 ext 362

William Miller

Government Affairs Manager

503.288.8177 ext. 306

Eleanor Quandt

Housing Advocate

503.288.8177 ext 346

Eron Riddle

Cully Boulevard Alliance District Manager

503.288.8177 ext. 226

Emily Schelling

Housing Development Project Manager

503.288.8177 ext 365

Kevin Sheehan

Homeownership Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext. 223

Yareli Silva-Hernandez

Energy Assistant Specialist

503.288.8177 ext 239

Santiago Vazquez

Business Development Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext. 280

Sky Waters

Community Development Manager

503.288.8177, ext. 259

Mercedes White Calf

SW Washington Advocacy Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext 402

Development and Communications

Ann Takamoto

Director of Development
503.288.8177 ext. 206

Nicole Adams

Communications Manager


Vawn Jason Borges

Development Events Manager

503.288.8177 ext 277

Lisa Harman

Development Data Specialist

503.288.8177 ext. 295

Sarah Howard

Donor Relations Manager

503.288.8177 ext 205

Jerzy Shedlock

Communications Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext 401

Finance and Operations

Sasha Wells

Director of Finance and Operations
503-288-8177, ext 222

Laura Booth

Kitchen Manager

503.288.8177 ext. 207

Ted Fry

IT Administrator

503.288.8177 ext. 228

Darla Hilmoe

Operations Manager

503.288.8177 ext. 272

Karol Johnson

Accounts Payable Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext. 328

Irene Prasad

Lead Kitchen Assistant


Heather Proctor


503.288.8177 ext 215

Gale Puditzke

Grants and Contracts Accountant

503.288.8177 ext 322

Larry Rank

Operations Coordinator

503.288.8177 ext. 312

Denise Rogers

Grants and Contracts Accountant


Kim Schettig

Payroll and Accounting Specialist

503.288.8177 ext. 260

Denni Steele

Contract Compliance Officer