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Message from the Board

Not pictured: Kimberly Lewis and Brad Firethunder.

Members of the Native American Connections' Board of Directors have witnessed the positive impact of NAC's affordable housing, behavioral health, and community development services on the lives of Native American individuals and families. Under the leadership of Diana Yazzie Devine and her committed staff, Native American Connections has transformed into one of the oldest and most respected nonprofit organizations reaching those in need throughout Phoenix.

While the Board remains diverse in terms of the experiences and expertise offered by each member, the members share a common vision and enthusiasm to continue growing and strengthening the services of Native American Connections. Staying true to our roots, over half the board members are Native American, and to ensure the integrity of our services for homeless men and women, the board includes an individual who experienced homelessness.

Roxann Gallagher, Vice Chairman of the Board 

If you are interested in learning more about board opportunities, please call Dede Devine at 602-254-3247 or email her at d.devine@nativeconnections.org

Executive Committee


  • Nicolle S. Hood
    South American Indian
    General Counsel, Camelback Partners Group
  • Chris Sharp
    Mohave/Colorado River Indian Tribes
    Project Coordinator, Arizona State University School of Social Work
    Office of American Indian Projects

  • Steve Gunderson
    Diné - Navajo
    Tallsalt Advisors, LLC, President
  • Edwin Gonzalez-Santin, MSW
    ASU, Downtown Campus, School of Social Work
  • Kimberly Lewis
    Gila River Indian Community
    President, KRL Partners LLC
  • Paul Mountain
    Pinnacle West, CFA

  • Neil Sutton
    Pinnacle Capital Mortgage
  • Wanda Dalla Costa
    Saddle Lake First Nation
    Visiting Eminent Scholar at the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University