The Christensen Fund is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Trustees. These new members have considerable experience leading philanthropic and social-service organizations as they navigate periods of growth and strategic advancement, and bring deep, diverse expertise in the business and nonprofit sectors. They join the Board’s existing nine members, and will help propel the Christensen Fund into its new vision.
The new members are:
Director, Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO), Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The opportunity to lead the evolution of the Tribal Employment Rights Office and to develop programming and activities for tribal citizens is something Terri looks forward to everyday. She is especially proud of the successful accomplishments of the Mother Town Healing Program participants as she observes their growth recovering from substance abuse into functional and productive citizens. Terri is a citizen of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
A citizen of the Osage Nation, Vincent serves as Native American Agriculture Fund’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer. Nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2014, Mr. Logan served as the Special Trustee for American Indians at the U.S. Department of the Interior. He led the Office of the Special Trustee in reaffirming its position as a leader in government accountability, Indian Trust reform, and financial education. He was also appointed to the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Literacy Education Commission.
“We’re tremendously excited to welcome Terri and Vincent to The Christensen Fund,” said Diane Christensen, President of the Board of Trustees. “Our Board and staff are looking forward to hearing and learning from them both and to working together as Christensen launches its new strategy focusing on supporting Indigenous peoples in advancing their inherent rights, dignity, and self determination.”