Mike Vickery, Chair

Emeritus Professor at Alma College

JoAnne Cook, Vice Chair

Former Tribal Court Judge

Renee Huckle Mittelstaedt, Treasurer

Former President, CEO, Huckle Media, LLC/ Huckle Holdings Inc.

Sarah Naperala, Secretary

Organizational Consultant


Gary Appel

Consultant at American Institute of Research

Barbara Brown


Phil Ellis

Clinical Psychologist

Brett Fessell

River Restoration Ecologist for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Foundation Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law and Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center

Douglas Jester

Partner at 5 Lakes Energy and specializes in utility regulation and energy policy, research, and modeling

Lisa Wyatt Knowlton

Executive Advisor & Learning Leader

Benjamin Muth

Ann Arbor-based attorney

Bob Otwell

Hydrologist and Founder of Otwell & Mawby