Staff


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Clayton Small, Ph.D., CEO

Tribal Affiliation: Northern Cheyenne

He has experience as a school and university administrator, as well as, Director of two non-profit organizations and Indian Health Services administration. He has developed training programs for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Services, Department of Justice, and SAMHSA. He serves as Lead Trainer and his programs offer leadership and hope for Native people.

 

Maha Charani Small, Ph.D.,
Vice-President

Tribal Affiliation: Lebanese American

She has experience in education, counseling, and curriculum development. She supervises the curriculum development and implementation of programs. She is a founding member of the Native P.R.I.D.E. organization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Allyson Kelley
Data Management Specialist

Dr. Allyson Kelley is a senior community health scientist and the founder of Allyson Kelley & Associates PLLC. Allyson supports research and evaluation efforts for several tribal public health initiatives in the Rocky Mountain region. Allyson has worked with tribes as a research partner, expert public health consultant, lead evaluator, methodologist, epidemiologist, writer, and educator. Her research interests include building tribal community capacity to address the cultural, social, and environmental factors that contribute to differences in health outcomes among American Indian people.

 

Raymond Reyes, Ph.D.

Tribal Affiliation: Hopi/Mexican

He serves as Program Evaluator for “The Good Road of Life” curriculum funded by the Administration for Native Americans (ANA). He serves as Academic Vice-President at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington and is a national and international motivational speaker.

Marie Kirk , Special Advisor

(Also a member of the Advisory Group)

Tribal Affiliation: She is a member of the Isleta Pueblo Tribe.

Isleta Pueblo is one of the 19 New Mexico Pueblos, located 13 miles south of Albuquerque. She is currently employed with the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc. as the HIV/AIDS Program Manager.



Jeni LaFranier, Special Advisor

Tribal Affiliation: Northern Cheyenne

She is a founding board member for the Native P.R.I.D.E organization and is serving as a tribal council member for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana. Her background is film-making and videography. She has produced several documentaries on the strengths of Native people.

 

 

 

 

 

Advisory Group Members

 

 

 

 

Ernie Bighorn (Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux Tribe) has a long experience working with Native American youth in leadership and educational development For thirty years, he was the Director of Indian Development and educational alliance, INC., providing personal, family, social, educational, and employment case-management services to Native children, youth, and families. 

 

 

 

Jillene Joseph (Gros Ventre), B.S., is the Executive Director for the Native Wellness Institute (NWI).  She is a national trainer/facilitator in prevention and leadership, as well as, successful administrator and grants writer for numerous programs.  Her personal mantra is “Living the Warrior’s Spirit: being positive, productive, and proactive.”

 

 

 

 

 

Don Pepion (Blackfeet), Ed.D. is currently an Associate Professor at New Mexico State University (Las Cruces) and former Director of their American Indian Program.  He has experience as President of the Blackfeet Community College, Tribal Health Director, and Housing Authority Director.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Call us now to confirm a training for your community or join us for one of our upcoming trainings:


Office: 505-897-7968

Dr. Clayton Small:  (505) 321-2808    Email: clayton@nativeprideus.org

Dr. Maha Small:  (505) 321-3048   Email: maha@nativeprideus.org