The Native Advisory Committee (NAC) provides leadership and insight on Native history, traditions, values and culture that will help establish and refine BGCA’s systems and methods of service to assure the greatest benefit for Native Clubs. Individuals who assume a position on the committee are responsible for providing Native Services with input on Club training and professional development and issues facing Native youth. NAC members must support Native Services by identifying resources and potential sponsors to further services to Native youth.

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NAC Members

ARIZONA

Karen Cabanillas
Boys & Girls Club of Aha Macav

Jason Jones
Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley

Adam Ortiz
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson

HAWAII

Claudia ‘Lala’ Fernandez
Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii

KANSAS

Nathan Hale
Boys & Girls Club of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

MICHIGAN

Sandra Walden
Boys & Girls Club of Bay Mills

MINNESOTA

Rebecca Graves
Boys & Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area

NEW MEXICO

Johnny Abeyta, Jr.
Boys & Girls Club of Ohkay Owingeh

Wendolyn Murphy
Mescalero Apache Boys & Girls Club

NORTH CAROLINA

Rose Marie Lowry-Townsend
Boys & Girls Club of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina

OKLAHOMA

Lindsey Harris
Boys & Girls Club of Chelsea

SOUTH DAKOTA

Glen Marshall
Boys & Girls Clubs of Rosebud

WISCONSIN

Ron Corn
Woodland Boys & Girls Club

Heather Peterson
Boys & Girls Club of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Band

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