Kelsey Woody is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and grew up in Gallup, NM. He has spent his professional career supporting the missions of Native-led non-profit organizations.
Prior to joining Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP), Kelsey coordinated and managed conferences for Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs (EPICS) and the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED). He worked as an advocate for American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) children with disabilities in New Mexico, bridging the gap between Native families, the NMPED, and the New Mexico Departments of Health (NMDOH). He also provided technical assistance to a network of Parent Training and Information Centers funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) around cultural sensitivity and cultural appropriateness when working with AI/AN families who have children with disabilities and special health care needs.
Most recently, Kelsey worked as the Events and Meeting Manager for the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) where managed conferences and meetings that supported the improvement of health outcomes for the 574+ Tribes across Indian Country by bringing together Tribal leaders, legislators, and policymakers. Today, Kelsey manages NAP’s conferences, internal meetings, partner events, and various communications projects.
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