ADMINISTRATIVE CAPACITY

Currently DIA has 18 employees in the office and is building capacity and growing as a team. The staff include a Tribal administrator, Family Caseworker, Property Management/Transportation Director, Environmental Manager, Administrative/Research Assistant, Tribal Accountant, Tribal Enrollment Tech, Education Director and Education Staff . DIA has 9 committees that meet at least 6 times a year. They include an EPA committee, Cultural/Education Committee, Transportation Committee, Finance Committee, Enrollment Committee, CARES ACT Committee, ARP Committee and Housing Committee.

The DIA successfully manages 7 different federal programs, we work as professionals under the Indian General Assistance Program (IGAP), Brownfields Tribal Response Program (TRP), Tribal Transportation Program (TTP), CARES ACT, ARPA, Education Program and the BIA 638 programs, Aid to Tribal Government.

GOLDBELT EXPERIENCE: Director since 2014; Previously from 1997-2012
CURRENT OCCUPATION: Tribal Administrator, Douglas Indian Associations
EDUCATION: University of Washington; University of Alaska-Southeast
COMMITTEE: Nominations & Elections, Shareholder Workforce Development Taskforce, CEO Evaluation

Kaagwaan Taan (Eagle/Wolf)

Originally from Hoonah, AK

Kamal Lindoff has managed the Environmental programs, IGAP and Brownfield since April of 2014 and has over 8 years’ experience in managing the Tribal Transportation Program and managing road construction projects under the TTP and also completed a NOAA Marine Debris Removal of lost crab pots in the Gastineau Channel.

Bernadine DeAsis was hired in October of 2014, she goes out into the field for technical work, and is an assistant with the IGAP and Brownfields programs, she has a degree in Geography/Environmental Studies and is well educated for work in this field. She was the assistant in completing the NOAA Marine Debris Project in 2016.

Haida and Tsimshian (Eagle/Frog)
Worked for her tribe Ketchikan Indian Community, Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Bureau of Indian Affairs Central Office, Washington, D.C., for over 30 years. Presently, the Administrative/Research Assistant for Douglas Indian Association. Working with the DIA Tribal Administrator to update the personnel procedural manual, DIA Constitution and By-laws, Assists with the Tribal Enrollment Database Progeny. Assists with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Programs with reports to funding agency.

DIA hired a new Tribal Accountant in June of 2015, Cindy DeWitt. Cindy is a qualified accountant with years of experience in accounting and works professionally with our budgeting system under the QuickBooks program.

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