OUR LEADERSHIP

Board of Directors

The Native CDFI Network is led by a Board of Directors comprised of a group of dedicated leaders and practitioners within the Native CDFI industry. Members of the Board support the Network’s organizational growth and development as well as it’s working committee structure that is designed to maximize our impact while engaging our membership base. In addition, the Native CDFI Network’s Board accommodates three Ex Officio seats that are filled by seasoned community and economic development professionals who lend their knowledge and guidance to the Network. Native individuals are indicated with an asterisk.

Pete Upton*

Pete Upton*

Chairperson

Native360 Loan Fund
(308) 850-0303

Fern Orie*

Fern Orie*

Vice Chairperson

Oweesta Corp.
(715) 614-4840

Cindy Mittlestadt

Cindy Mittlestadt

Secretary

Bristol Bay Development Fund
(907) 265-7865

Cindy Logsdon

Cindy Logsdon

Treasurer

Cora Mae Haskell

Cora Mae Haskell

Board Member

Dave Tovey*

Dave Tovey*

Board Member

Russ Seagle

Russ Seagle

Board Member

Robin Danner*

Robin Danner*

Board Member

Christopher Coburn*

Christopher Coburn*

Board Member

Staff

Jackson Brossy

Executive Director

Jackson S. Brossy is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation with several years’ experience in management, federal advocacy, non-profits and private consulting. Growing up on the Navajo Nation, he knows first-hand the need for access to capital for Native entrepreneurs and has devoted much of his professional life to advancing opportunities for Native American economic development. Previously he headed federal affairs and relations for the Navajo Nation in Washington, D.C. As Executive Director of the Navajo Nation Washington Office, he regularly met with Congressional and federal stakeholders to advocate for advances in tribal policy. In this position, he developed testimony, testified before Congress, managed an office, developed a budget, hired professional staff, and maintained communications with leadership stakeholders.

Prior to working for the Navajo Nation, he worked in the private sector in Washington as both a management consultant for tribal governments and tribal corporations and also as a manager for a Native-owned federal contracting company. Jackson has also worked for the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and specialized in economic development policy.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University where he studied economics, statistics and public policy. He earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he studied business and government policy. He is from the To’aheedliinii (Water Flows Together) clan. He lives outside of Washington, D.C. with his wife and children.