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 Oraibi. She currently works as the Director of Hopi Community Health Representatives which provides at-home and transitional care for the elderly and the disabled. Beatrice has volunteered her time to many projects over the years including The Hopi Women’s Coalition – a grassroots advocacy group dedicated to social change on issues such as domestic violence, alcohol and substance abuse and cultural preservation, Girl Power – a youth leadership program for young women. Beatrice also brings her vast knowledge of Hopi custom, language and tradition to the board and has served as a cultural advisor to the Hopi Leadership Program in 2006 and 2007.
Gene Kuwanquaftewa, Vice Chair
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 the creation 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 working within the legislative branch of the Hopi Tribe. Gene currently serves as the Community Service Administrator for the Village of Songoopavi in Second Mesa, AZ.
Marlene Sekaquaptewa, Secretary/Treasurer
Marlene, a frequent volunteer to The Hopi Foundation and its projects, now serves as a Trustee for The Hopi Foundation since July 2004. She is a member of the Eagle Clan and 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, Albuquerque, NM, Community Development Specialist for Bacavi Village and a council member with the Arizona Council of Aging.
Nadine is a member of
the Butterfly Clan from the Village of Sichomovi. Nadine has served as a past
trustee from 1996-2006. She is currently employed at the Hopi Health Care
Center and has served the Hopi Tribal government in areas of finance, contracts
and social services. Nadine is recognized as a strong community advocate and
has volunteered her time in various activities including the "Water is Life" Paatuwaqatsi Run in
Sophia Quotskuyva, Vice Chair
Sophia has been a Trustee for the Hopi Foundation since 1998. She is a member of the Fire (Massau) Clan and comes from the Village of Kykotsmovi. The Arizona State School currently employs her for the Deaf and Blind as a teacher of the visually impaired. Sophia’s work includes teaching sign language to other staff. Sophia has a daughter who is legally blind and learned sign language to assist the daughter. Sophia has also served as a representative on the Hopi Tribal Council and as a board member for the Kykotsmovi Village, Four County Conference for Disabilities Board, and numerous school and parent boards.
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 Bacavi village. Besides her artistic experience, she brings other professional skills to the Hopi Foundation such as organizing special events, strategic planning, public speaking, public relations and fundraising. At present she makes her home in Kykotsmovi, Arizona and Galisteo, New Mexico.
John Tveten, Member
John serves as a Hopi Foundation Board of Trustee member beginning in July 2004 and currently resides in Keams Canyon, Arizona. A doctor of family medicine, he has served the Hopi People as a health care professional since September of 1997. Over the years he has been employed by the Hopi PHS medical services provider and today in what it is known as the Hopi Health Care Center, he is the Director of Community Health. John also known as “Dr. John” to many, is the original co-host and designer of the Hopi Radio Station (KUYI) program, “House Calls.” While he is active as a health care professional in the larger medical field through society memberships and medical research, John brings innovative ideas and skills such as, public speaking, community relations, and fundraising to The Hopi Foundation Board of Trustees.
The Hopi Foundation Board of Trustees meet 4 times a year for regular board meetings.