Pueblo of Acoma
Marvis Vallo joined the NAPPR Board of Directors in January 2019 and currently serves as the Chair of the board and ensures the adherence to internal financial controls, budgets, and review of NAPPR financial reports. Marvis holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management and has extensive financial, budget, management, and investment experience work with tribal gaming, tribal enterprises and government, non-profits, and is currently employed with the State of New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions-Financial Management Bureau. Marvis also serves as a board member with the UNM Anderson Foundation Board along with being a member of the Pueblo of Acoma Tribal Council.
Pueblo of Acoma
Angel Charley comes from the Pueblo of Laguna and is the proud mom of an preteen. She is passionate about civic engagement, women’s rights, and shifting narratives that hold space for solution-based conversations. Angel holds a degree in Communication from the University of Hawai’i. When she’s not in the office you can find Angel traveling both locally and abroad, cooking/burning new foods , and spending time trying to relate to her tween (this currently involves something called “manga”?).
Zia and Jemez Pueblos
Mr. Dave Panana is an experienced and skilled nurse turned administrator. He has been an instrumental force in the stabilization and progression of tribal 638 facilities in New Mexico. In his positions of Health Center Director, Acting CEO, and Chief Clinical Operations Officer at Santo Domingo Health Center, Mr. Panana was the leader in implementing sustainable changes leading to expansion of services for community members. Specifically, Mr. Panana was responsible for contract negotiations, recruitment of key personnel and medical providers, and day to day operations. Mr. Panana is also the Albuquerque Area Representative for the CMS Tribal Technical Advisory Group and member of the Southwest Area American Cancer Society board. Among his accolades, Mr. Panana is the proud recipient of the 2015 Indian Health Service Director’s Award, the 2017 National Indian Health Board’s National Impact Award and the 2018 Native American 40 Under 40 Award.