OIEA is made up of 22 elected board members, including representation from the nine federally recognized tribes and each geographic area throughout Oregon. Each board member must be an American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian and live or work in the areas for which they are elected to represent. Board members are responsible for disseminating all OIEA news, procedures, etc., in their respective areas. 

Membership in the Board is determined annually by elections at the OIEA Conference. 

2019 – 2020 Board of Directors


Tamara Henderson (At-Large Western)

Wakaya Wells (At-Large Eastern)
Vice President

Amanda Squienphen-Yazzie (At-Large)


Roshelle Weiser-Nieto (At-Large)



Brent Florendo (Ashland Medford Metro Area)

Chris Mansayon (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community)

Alethea Barlowe (The Klamath Tribes)

Vellena Howard (Salem/Corvallis Metro Area)

Louise Wilmes (Native Hawaiian)

Brandon Culbertson (Portland Metro Area)

Vanessa Bahe (Burns Paiute Tribe)

Jillisa Suppah (At-Large)

Renae Guenther (Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians)

Jaylyn Suppah (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs)

Nicole Butler (Eugene/Springfield Metro Area)

Juliana Marez (Roseburg Area)

Myra Johnson (At-Large Eastern)

Ramona Halcomb (Oregon Department of Education Ex-Officio)

Vacant Positions:

Coquille Indian Tribe

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

The Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Board Meetings:

OIEA Board Meetings are open to the public. They typically are held once per quarter at various locations throughout the state. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you represent an organization or agency that would like to attend or present at a meeting, please email oiea.secretary@gmail.com. 

Meeting minutes will be posted once they have been approved by a quorum of voting Board Members.