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Executive Director
Jerry Gardner
(Cherokee

Our Staff

 

Our dedicated staff has an impressive array of legal, policy, training, and technical assistance experience that has enabled TLPI to administer quality programming in Indian country since 1996. 

 

Because we are a Native American operated non-profit, our work is personal. We proudly pursue our mission to enhance and strengthen tribal sovereignty and justice while honoring community values, protecting rights, and promoting well-being.

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Tribal Law Specialist
Catherine Retana
(Embera/Pomo) 

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Webmaster
Lou Sgroi

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Program Coordinator
Laura Smith

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Victim Advocacy
Legal Specialist
Kelly Stoner 
(Cherokee)

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Program Assistant
Janice Thompson
(Diné)

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Program Director
Heather Torres
(San Ildefonso Pueblo, Navajo)

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Program Assistant
Cindy Wlasowich
(Sicangu/Oglala Lakota)

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