Staff

Willie Wolf is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and he is the President of Red Road Leadership Consulting. He has a strong background in human resources, staff development, wellness and healing, Tribal TANF and community development. Mr. Wolf is a certified trainer with Franklin Covey and Associates, HRDQ, and the National Center for Nonprofit Boards. He has conducted training for over 10,000 supervisors for tribes, Native American organizations and government agencies. In 2006, Mr. Wolf received an award as the top Native American healer in the United States at the International Indigenous Conference in Albuquerque, N.M.

Ryan ChampagneRyan Champagne has been working with at-risk children and families for over ten years. He has extensive knowledge of the child welfare and juvenile justice systems and their interaction with indigenous peoples. His most recent role was the Director for the Department of Family Services for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. He has previously worked for various social service agencies and Tribal Nations, and served his own people as Appellate Justice for Little River Band of Odawa Indians for the last six years. Mr. Champagne is best known for developing tribal programs that meet the unique needs of that particular community, while being self sustaining and having measurable outcomes.

Luanne Belcourt, also known as “Eagle Woman,” is an enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe. Luanne is a certified economic developer, and was the first Native American woman to serve on the Montana Economic Development Board. Luanne also served as the President of Stone Child College. Luanne holds an M. A from Montana State University.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Economic Development
  • Business Development
  • Indian Self-Governance
  • Grant Writing

Ronalda Rude is an Athabaskan Native who resides in Alaska. Ms. Rude has over 10 years experience as a professional manager in programs, development and human relations. Ms. Rude has worked with a number of Native organizations and villages throughout Alaska. She has completed the SHRM Learning System.
Her areas of expertise are:

  • Program development
  • Government relations
  • Implementing Human Resource Systems
  • Business planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Organizational development