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As Executive Director of the leading association for advancing excellent education for Native students, Ahniwake Rose oversees all aspects of NIEA including institutional and policy development, fundraising, communications and long-term planning. She joins NIEA after having spent five years as policy director with the National Congress of American Indians, where she led its policymaking efforts on education and health. Previously a consultant to the U.S. Department of Education working on implementation of Executive Order 13336, which aimed to ensure that Native students receive comprehensive, culturally based education, Rose also serves on the Equity and Excellence Commission on addressing achievement gaps convened by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
Policy and Research Associate
Clint takes the lead on NIEA's Advocacy efforts at the federal and state levels, as well as provides support for the association's Research and Capacity-Building activities. A citizen of the
Cherokee Nation, Clint has also served his tribe as Legislative Officer for its Washington Office, focusingon education, tribal self-governance, and federal funding. Before working for his Tribe, Clint supervised education centers throughout Iraq and Djibouti. His daily work with service members primarily focused on developing and teaching college courses, providing counseling services, and oversight of administrative tasks.
Nancy is responsible for the overall operations of the NIEA office. In that role she provides support to the staff in the areas of human resources, accounting, membership services, data base management, information technology, and administration. Nancy brings more than 20 years of experience in the human resources, organizational development, and training functions in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining NIEA, Nancy was senior director of organizational development and learning for four years with Interstate Hotels & Resorts in Arlington, Virginia. Before that she was vice president of training and development for ten years with Sage Hospitality Resources in Denver, Colorado. She began her career in human resources working with Marriott International in Bethesda, Maryland for ten years. Over the past several years Nancy has provided services as an independent management consultant.