ADMINISTRATIVE CAPACITY

The Douglas Indian Association (DIA) is a federally recognized Tribe established under the authority of the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) of June 18, 1934. DIA ratified its original IRA constitution and by-laws on November 24, 1941. The U.S. EPA has funded an Environmental Program through Indian General Assistance Program (IGAP) dollars to the DIA since 1997. The tribe has been investigating what environmental issues are impacting tribal lands and members, and addressing these issues since that time.

DIA is governed by nine elected Tribal Council members who convene once a month. Currently DIA has 7 employees in the office and is building capacity and growing as a team, staff includes a Tribal administrator, Family Caseworker, Environmental/Transportation Director, Environmental Specialist, Transportation Technician, Administrative/Research Assistant and Tribal Accountant. DIA has 6 committees that meet at least 6 times a year. They include an EPA committee, Cultural/Education Committee, Transportation Committee, Finance Committee, Enrollment Committee and Housing Committee.

The DIA successfully manages 4 different federal programs, we work as professionals under the Indian General Assistance Program (IGAP), Brownfields Tribal Response Program (TRP), Tribal Transportation Program (TTP), and the BIA 638 programs, Aid to Tribal Government.

Andrea Cadiente-Laiti
Andrea Cadiente-LaitiTribal Administrator
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
Kamal Lindoff
Kamal LindoffEnvironmental & Transportation Director
Kamal Lindoff has managed the Environmental programs, IGAP and Brownfield since April of 2014 and has 8 years’ experience in managing the Tribal Transportation Program and managing road construction projects under the TTP and recently completed a NOAA Marine Debris Removal of lost crab pots in the Gastineau Channel.
Bernadine DeAsis
Bernadine DeAsisEnvironmental Specialist
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.
Cindy DeWitt
Cindy DeWittTribal Accountant
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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