Board of Trustees

Beatrice Norton, Chair
Beatrice became a Trustee with The Hopi Foundation in January 2008. She is a member of the Corn Clan from the Village of Oraivi. She currently works as the Director for the Hopi Tribe's Office of Aging and Adult Services which offers case management for long term care and home services for enrolled Hopi elders, adults and individuals with disabilities.  Beatrice has volunteered her time to many projects over the years including the Hopi Tewa Women’s Coalition to End Abuse – a grassroots advocacy group dedicated to social change on issues such as domestic violence, alcohol and substance abuse and cultural preservation, and Girl Power – a youth leadership program for young women. Beatrice also brings her vast knowledge of Hopi culture, language and tradition to the Board and has served as a cultural adviser to the Hopi Leadership Program since 2006 and is an alumnus of the 2008-2009 Hopi Leadership Program.

Marlene Sekaquaptewa, Vice Chair
Marlene, a frequent volunteer to The Hopi Foundation and its projects, has served as a Trustee for The Hopi Foundation since July 2004. She is a member of the Eagle Clan from the Village of Bacavi. Currently, Marlene works as the Coordinator of the Hopi Customary Law Project for The Hopi Tribe and its tribal court system; work, that involves the translating and transcribing of Hopi elders interviews on Hopi customary law and practices. Other professional experience she brings to The Hopi Foundation includes Youth through Elderly Coordinator for the Village of Hotevilla, Community Action Coordinator for Futures for Children based in Albuquerque, NM, Community Development Specialist for Bacavi Village and a council member with the Arizona Council of Aging. 

Gene Kuwanquaftewa, Secretary/Treasurer
Gene is a member of the Bear Clan from the Village of Shungopavi. Gene has volunteered on the Community Advisory Boards for the HOPI Substance Abuse Prevention Center, KUYI Hopi Radio Station and the Natwani Coalition. His primary background is in policy development, community and project development utilizing his training in construction management and experience in organizational development. Some of his projects and work include working within the legislative branch of the Hopi Tribe, assisting in the development of the Hopi Village Utility Management Cooperative, Grant Manager for the Hopi Alliance Against Substance Abuse, serving on the Commission for Navajo County Planning and Zoning, and serving as a Community Service Administrator for the Village of Shungopavi. Gene is currently attending Northern Arizona University.  

Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Member 
A respected two-dimensional artist by profession, Judy became a Trustee with The Hopi Foundation in July of 2004. Judy shares her art knowledge and talent by teaching various art residencies and workshops throughout the nation. This has included multicultural youth workshops conducted in concert with The Hopi Foundation at the Village of Bacavi. Besides her artistic experience, she brings other professional skills to the Foundation such as organizing special events, strategic planning, public speaking, public relations and fundraising. At present she makes her home in Kykotsmovi, AZ and Galisteo, NM.

Paul Kabotie,
Paul Kabotie, Santa Clara Pueblo/Hopi, is the son of the late Michael Kabotie, a Snow Clan member from the Village of Shungopavi. Paul currently resides in Denver, CO with his wife Lesley Kabotie and their 3 sons. Paul graduated with a BSCS Degree from the University of New Mexico’s College of Engineering and is Vice President at Indigenous Collaboration, Inc., a strategic planning consulting firm he launched with his wife. He is also the Software Engineer and owner of Kabotie Software Technologies since 1997, Owner of Native Art Network, and is also a newly elected AISES Board Member.  He has nearly 15 years of board governance experience in the business sector and has an interest in “giving back” to community. 

The Hopi Foundation Board of Trustees meet four times a year for regular board meetings.