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The Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC) would like to thank all of the members that stepped forward as candidates for the Board of Directors election. This year we had nine (9) candidates nominated for the election of four (4) positions on the ONAC Board of Directors.


The ONAC Membership had the opportunity to vote in person at the February Networking Luncheon on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at the NAYA Family Center. In addition, ONAC provided the opportunity vote online for members that were not able to attend. We appreciate all of the ONAC Members who took the time to participate in this important election.

We are pleased to announce the following individuals were elected to be members of the Board of Directors:


Ms. Michelle DePass
Senior Procurement Analyst, MWESB
Metro Finance and Regulatory Services


Mr. Herb Fricke (Three Affiliated)
Cooper Zeitz Engineers


Ms. Lai-Lani Ovalles (Native Hawaiian)
Community Collaborations Manager
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette


Mr. Robert Quaempts (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation)
President - Principal
Wenaha Group, Inc.

The four elected board members were serve a two-year term (2014-15), with an opportunity to run for election again in 2016. They will join the five (5) existing ONAC Board Members

Barbara Allen (Three Affiliated Tribes)
Allen Resources Group

Jon George (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde)
Tribal Council Member
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Andrea Robideau (Sisseton-Wahpeton, Ojibway, Mescalero, Yaqui, and Tsalagi)
Educational Consultant

Zeke Smith (Osage | Onieda)
Chief Impact Officer
United Way of the Columbia Willamette

Ann Young (Three Affiliated Tribes)
Project Manager
JE Dunn

Please help me in congratulating the new and reelected members of the ONAC Board of Directors. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to contact Eddie Sherman, Executive Director, at (503) 928-0184 or ep.sherman@onacc.org.

Our Mission:


We are dedicated to working with all members of the community to advance the educational and economic opportunities for Native Americans in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

ONAC promotes and supports...

  • The education, training and cultural understanding of Native Americans, ONAC members and ONAC partners through access to economic development programs, services and resources.

  • The development, growth and advancement of Native American businesses, professionals and students in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

  • Networking to increase business opportunities among Native American businesses, professionals, ONAC members and ONAC partners, thereby strengthening and growing economic opportunity for all communities in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
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