NBNY's Board of Directors
Nick Lowery, Bill Moon (bio) - Former VP of Global Operations, UPS (Blackfoot Tribe).
Gene Dooley - CEO and President, YMCA of Greater Kansas City for 21 years.
Dharmesh Vora - Vora Financial
Mariddie Craig - Two-time Tribal Council- woman with the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
James Strock - Author of three business bestsellers on leadership, management, and communication
NBNY Project Team Trainers
MPA, Harvard; BA, Dartmouth
The record-setting place kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, Nick Lowery has dedicated his post NFL energies to charitable and public service, with a focus on youth. He served three Presidents (Reagan, Bush, Clinton) in this capacity, and is the only non-Indian founding director of the National Foundation for American Indian Education.
After graduating as the first pro athlete from Harvard′s Kennedy School of Government in 2001, Nick devoted his efforts to developing Nation Building for Native Youth (NBNY). He is able to mobilize excellent teams of trainers, professional athletes, and other partners and volunteers to deliver quality programs cost-effectively. For more information see www.loweryspeaks.com.
Rick St. Germaine
B.A., M.A., PhD, Arizona State University.
Rick has extensive experience in Indian education and tribal leadership. He has served several times as Chairman of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Tribe; treasurer of the National Tribal Chairmen′s Association; chairman of the National Congress of American Indians′ Education Committee; and president of both the National Indian Education Association and the American Indian Graduate Center. He a Professor of American History at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. He also served during 2000-2002 as senior visiting scholar at Harvard University in the JFK School of Government.
He helped to develop a curriculum for the State of Wisconsin on Indian Treaties and the rights of Indian nations. His publications include co-author of Joining Hands: A Resource Book on Integrating Experiential Learning Into American Indian Culture-Based School Curriculum, 1995, Kendall-Hunt, and The Role of the School Within the Context of American Indian Culture and Communities, 2000.
Rick develops some of the most compelling and relevant youth development and educational programs for Native communities today and regularly consults with schools and tribes nationally. In recent years he has been involved with the Ojibwe Ceremonial Drum Society at Mille Lacs, MN, where he also taught education courses in the development of new charter schools through Bemidji State University. He led the effort to develop a tribal college at Mille Lacs and regularly teaches school leadership programs for teachers who work with the Navajo Nation. St. Germaine has been involved with NBNY since 2003.
A.B., J.D., Harvard University
James Strock is an entrepreneur, speaker, and citizen servant, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. He’s the author of three business bestsellers on leadership, management, and communication.
Jim is dedicated to the theory and practice of leadership. He has served in leadership roles in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. He also trains others to serve to lead, through speeches and seminars. For more information, please see http://servetolead.org.