Ronetta “Roni” BriggsCo-Founder and Principal Consultant
Roni is a change management, organizational design, and executive development specialist. With over 25 years of experience in a number of disciplines and industries, Roni is a thinking partner to many leaders at the C-level. She is a citizen of Cherokee Nation and holds a B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
Leigh A. McGeeCo-Founder and Principal Consultant
Leigh specializes in visioning and strategic planning, organizational assessment, tribal and board governance, and strengths focused leadership. She completed a 10-year appointment to the U.S. Census Bureau’s advisory on the American Indian and Alaska Native populations. A citizen of Cherokee Nation, she holds a B.S. from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK; and an M.B.A. from Wilmington University, New Castle, DE, graduating with high honors.
Clayton FaubionConsultant - Organizational Health Check
Clayton specializes in leadership theory, organizational health-checks, and qualitative inquiry and research design. He received his PhD from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK; M.Ed. from Texas State University, San Marcos, TX; and a B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin, TX. He is an associate professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD.
Jamie L. GenevaConsultant - Tribal Consultation
Jamie is an experienced facilitator, curriculum designer, and technical writer. She was the founding artistic director of the Cherokee National Youth Choir and infuses leadership training with cultural connections. Geneva received a B.S. in Education and an M.Ed. from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK.
Tal MooreConsultant - Board Governance
Tal is well known in Indian County with specialties in tribal governance, organizational development, health care operations, gaming, and leadership training and development. He is President of the National Native American Human Resources Association. Tal holds a BS from University of Central Missouri, MA from Webster University, and working on an ED from Grand Canyon University.
Pat HoxieConsultant - Contracts & Compliance
Pat is a subject matter expert in federal contract compliance. He has an intuitive and analytical ability to objectively audit contract requirements to actual performance and clearly communicate risks and steps needed for alignment. He holds a bachelor’s degree from American University and certificate from the Defense Contract Audit Institute.
Kathy TokerudConsultant - Leadership Development
Kathy is President of Human Dynamics, Inc, a Dallas-based organizational effectiveness firm with a 35-year track record consulting with large companies, such as, Marriott Corporation, Southwest Airlines, and Diageo; and small entrepreneurial firms, such as, OSIYO and The Hanke Group. Kathy holds a B.A. from Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
Rick McGeeConsultant - Indian & Employment Law
An attorney in private practice for 27 years, Rick is a respected litigator and consultant with tribal governments, employers, and gaming regulators. Author of A Guide to Tribal Employment (Xlibris 2008), Rick consults on employment law matters, tribal governance, and gaming compliance. Rick holds a Juris Doctor of Law from the University of Oklahoma and serves as assistant general counsel for the Prairie Island Indian Community.
James E. PeteConsultant- Tribal Government & Health Care Administration
Dr. Pete has extensive experience in Indian health services and Tribal and Inter-Tribal organizations. He served as the Health/Clinic Administrators for the Mille Lacs Band, Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Tribe, and for his Tribe (Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians). Responsibilities included Accreditation through AAAHC, supervisory responsibility, development of budgets, increasing revenues for Third Party collections, and program development. He served on Red Cliff Tribal Council, and as the Tribal Manager. He has a B.S. Business Administration, M.A. Organizational Management, and Doctorate in Business Administration.
Sammye MeadowsConsultant- Historical and Cultural Heritage
Sammye Meadows is an author and editor, focusing on American Indians and American history and cultural heritage tourism. She served as Public Lands Partnerships Coordinator for the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) and worked with Grand Canyon National Park’s Inter-tribal Advisory Council on transforming Desert View and the Watchtower into an inter-tribal cultural heritage area. She coordinated the Circle of Tribal Advisors for the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial and has served as executive director for historical, arts and environmental non-profit organizations in the Rocky Mountain West. She graduated from Centre College of Kentucky.
Anna BarreraConsultant- Sustainable Tourism
Anna is a sustainable tourism and hospitality expert with professional experience in strategic planning, product development, marketing, and capacity building. As a Research Scholar with the International Institute of Tourism Studies and Co-Manager of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association’s NativeAmerica.travel destination website, Anna partners with tribes and native entrepreneurs on a local, regional and national level on tourism development efforts. Anna holds a B.S. in Sociology and Communication Studies from Northwestern University and a Master of Tourism Administration from The George Washington University.