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Our Organization

The Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition, Inc. is a non-profit, nongovernmental tribal coalition that was founded in 2005 to bring awareness against Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence in Indian Country. Assisting in the essential change needed to reduce Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault for improving systemic and community responses to Native American women, their families, and their community.

Our Board

Native women from the Indian reservations of Rincon, Pauma, Mesa Grande, Santa Ysabel, La Jolla, San Pasqual, Los Coyotes, Pala, and Inaja/Cosmit make-up our membership. We are working in our community to assist in the essential change needed to reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Youth Violence, and Stalking to Native American women, their families, and their community.

Meet the Team

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Keely Linton

Executive Director

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Joy Landers

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Youth and Education Coordinator

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Linda Schwartz

Program Coordinator

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Beverly Nelson

Bookkeeper

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Karen Wilson-HOLSEY

Victim Services Liaison

Meet the Board of Directors

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Bennae Calac

President

Pauma Band of

Luiseno Indians

 

 

Hedi Bogda

Hedi Bogda

Associate Member

 

 

 

Melody Sees

Melody Sees

Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians

 

Vanessa Brown

Vanessa Brown

Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians

 

Tim Ruise

Tim Ruise

Cahuilla Band of Indians

 

 

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Samantha Thornsberry

Vice President

Cahuilla Band

of Indians

 

Candace Gray

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Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians

 

 

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Kayliegh Omish-Guachena

Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians

 

Sonja De Velez

Sonia DeVelez

Associate Member

 

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Esther Calac-Heller

Treasurer

Associate Member

 

 

Karen Nelson

Karen Nelson

Associate Member

 

 

 

 

 

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Theressa Villa

Pala Band of Mission Indians

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Germaine Omish-Lucero

Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians

 

 

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Linda Ruis

Secretary

Iipay Nation of

Santa Ysabel

 

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Charmaine Devers

Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians

 

Lisa Starr

Lisa Starr

San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians

 

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Norma Contreras

La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians

 

 

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Juanita Majel-Dixon

Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians

 

 

Hazel Martinez

Hazel Martinez

Associate Member

 

 

 

 

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Sachelle Jaime

San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians

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Lena Smith

Evaline Smith

La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians