NIBA Governing Council

NIBA is governed by a Governing Council of seven (7) members, consisting of, President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and three (3) other Council members. Terms of office for each member of the Governing Council are two (2) years. Terms are staggered, so that there are four positions up for election in even years, and three positions up for election in odd years.


Jessica Peyton Roberts
(Cherokee Nation)
Davis Wright Tremaine
920 Fifth Avenue , Suite 3300
Seattle, WA 98104-1610
P: (206) 757-8375


Charisse Arce
(Village of Iliamna)
Earthjustice Alaska Regional Office
Anchorage, AK 99501
P: (907) 227-2565


Hilary Edwards
(Swinomish Indian Tribal Community)
General Counsel
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
2121 SW Broadway Suite 300
Portland, OR 97201
P: (503) 879-2339


Anthony Jones
(Port Gamble S’Klallam)
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Columbia Center, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6100
Seattle, WA 98104-7043
P: (206) 903-2381

At-Large Members

Martha Klein Izenson
Regional Director, Legal Aid Services of Oregon-Pendleton Regional Office
4531 SE Belmont Avenue, Suite 201
Portland, OR 97215
P: (541) 276 – 6685

Rhylee Marchand
(Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation)
Reservation Attorney
Tulalip Tribes, 6406 Marine Drive
Tulalip, WA 98271
P: (360) 716-4526
F: (360) 716-0314

Monte Gray
(Shoshone-Bannock Tribes)
Asst. General Counsel
Office of General Counsel
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
P.O. Box 306, 82 Pima Drive
Fort Hall, Idaho 83203
P: (208) 478-3781
F: (208) 237-9736