MISSION STATEMENT
"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 eight (8) 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 Board meets monthly, typically on the first Monday of the month except during holidays. The meetings are open to the public
except  when the YKA Board must conduct a closed session to discuss sensitive or confidential issues.
STAFF
Ya-Ka-Ama Indian Education and Development currently has three (3) staff positions:
Administrative Assistant, Media Instructor and Caretaker.


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.
fiscal@ya-ka-ama.org    
Betty has been with Ya-Ka-Ama since 1988.

Media Instructor
Under the guidance of the Ya-Ka-Ama Board of Directors, the Media Instructor provides
instruction in  Computer and Media Arts Studies.
The current Media Instructor is Dan Bluthardt.
  dan_bluthardt@yahoo.com
Dan has been with Ya-Ka-Ama since 2010.

Caretaker
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.
Copyright 2019  All Rights Reserved
Ya-Ka-Ama Indian Education & Develoment, Inc.
7465 Steve Olson Lane Forestville, CA 95436
ph: 707-887-1541  fax: 707-887-1585
HOLIDAY CLOSURE SCHEDULE 2019


  New Years Day                    Tuesday, January 1st
Martin Luther King Jr. Day      Monday, January 21st
      President's Day                  Monday, February 18th
Good Friday                      Friday, April 19th
Memorial Day                    Monday, May 27th
 4th of July                       Thursday, July 4th
           Labor Day                       Monday, September 2nd
        CA Indian Day                   Friday, September 27th
          Veteran's Day                  Monday, November 11th
                      Thanksgiving                   Thurs./Fri, November 28th-29th
              Christmas Holiday              December 23rd-January 2nd
Laila DeRouen
Chairperson
lailaderouen@sbcglobal.net
Maria Cardonas
Vice Chairperson
Mcc0826@gmail.com
Liz DeRouen
Board Secretary
lizderouen@sbcglobal.net
Dean Hoaglin
Board Treasurer
miwok57@gmail.com
Shya Richards
Member
Shya_richards@yahoo.com
Elizabeth Billy
Member
3lizbilly@gmail.com
Delmar Billy
Member
dbilly@srcs.k12.ca.us
Betty Arterberry
Member
betty.arterberry@scihp.org
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