"To support traditional Native culture and values; to give Native People
the tools to become contributing members of their communities;
and to improve educational opportunities and resources for
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians."
                              BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Ya-Ka-Ama Board of Directors (YKA BOD) is responsible for the overall management and control of the
corporation affairs. The YKA BOD is comprised of nine (9) Native Americans from the tribal communites of
Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Marin Counties. They are elected into office by the tribal community of
the counties they represent. The terms of of the YKA BOD are staggered and last for two (2) years.
Elections are conducted annually in the following manner: five (5) open seats will be voted on in odd
numbered years
(2017, 2019 etc.) and four (4) seats will be voted on in even numbered years (2018, 2020, etc.).

The YKA BOD meets monthly, typically on the first Monday of the month except during holidays. The meetings
are open to the public except when the YKA BOD must conduct a closed session to discuss sensitive or
confidential issues.

      Chairperson:               Laila DeRouen   lailaderouen@sbcglobal.net  

      Vice Chairperson:      Shya Richards    shya_richards@yahoo.com

      Board Secretary:        Liz DeRouen       lizderouen@sbcglobal.net          

      Board Treasurer:       Dean Hoaglin      miwok57@gmail.com

      Member at Large:      Delmar Billy        dbilly@srcs.k12.ca.us  

      Member at Large:      Natalie Smith      nsjc@netzero.com

      Member at Large:      Ken Nash            coastpomo@yahoo.com

      Member at Large:      Elizabeth Billy    3lizbilly@gmail.com

      Member at Large:      Gina Cordova   no contact info
Ya-Ka-Ama Indian Education and Development currently has three (3) staff positions:
WIOA Program Coordinator, Administrative Assistant and Caretaker.

WIOA Program Coordinator
Under the guidance of the Ya-Ka-Ama Board of Directors, the WIOA Program Coordinator oversees
Ya-Ka-Ama's Workforce Investment Opportunities Act (WIOA) Program that is funded by the U.S.
Department of Labor
, Division of Indian & Native American Programs (DINAP)
Ya-Ka-Ama's WIOA Program Coordinator is S
hawnie Rosin, wioa@ya-ka-ama.org

Administrative Assistant
Under the guidance of the Ya-Ka-Ama Board of Directors, the Administrative Assistant provides
administrative support of the day to day operations of Ya-Ka-Ama.
The current Administrative Assistant is Betty Molina.
Betty has been with Ya-Ka-Ama since 1988.

Under the guidance of the Ya-Ka-Ama Board of Directors the Ya-Ka-Ama Caretaker over sees
the day to day care and maintenance of YKA property and facilities.
The current Caretaker is Adrian Santiago
. Adrian has been with Ya-Ka-Ama since 1996.
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Ya-Ka-Ama Indian Education & Develoment, Inc.
7465 Steve Olson LaneForestville, CA 95436
ph: 707-887-1541
 fax: 707-887-1585