Native Americans in Philanthropy appoints Program Director

Native Americans in Philanthropy is thrilled to welcome Gina Jackson to our team as Program Director. In this role, Gina will provide leadership and implementation for the programmatic development of all of Native Americans in Philanthropy’s national and regional programs. Her work will be focused on supporting our national network of Native nonprofits and philanthropies by providing learning opportunities, and encouraging more direct and deeper connections with members, partners, and allies.

Gina has been engaged with Native Americans in Philanthropy since 2016 while managing the Generation Indigenous initiative under the Obama Administration. She was an essential part in planning and conducting the 2016 philanthropic event, “Generation Indigenous: Raising Impact with Innovation and Proven Strategies” on August 26, 2016 at the White House. Her in-depth experience in systems, community improvement, policy and solutions will be a great addition to our work. Gina will officially start in her new role on October 25, 2017, based in the Los Angeles, CA office, and can be reached at Please join us in welcoming Gina!

Gina Jackson, Program Director

Gina Jackson, MSW (Western Shoshone) joins the Native Americans in Philanthropy team coming from the National American Indian Court Judges Association. She previously worked for Casey Family Programs as an Indian Child Welfare (ICW) Director working at the Executive Office of the President on the Community Solutions Team, which included working on the Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative. She also served at the Department of Interior, Assistant Secretary’s Office of Indian Affairs working on the Federal interagency team developing the ICWA Guidelines and Regulations. Gina has extensive experience working tribal justice, tribal-state collaboration, and systems change for child welfare both state and tribal. She serves as a connector and an igniter in all of the circles she touches, sharing innovation and cultivating collaboration everywhere she goes always being mindful of cultural differences and striving for equity as a standard in our nation.

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