Pamala Silas joins NAJA after most recently serving as the CEO of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society in Albuquerque for eight years. She has an impressive background, with more than 20 years of experience of working with a wide variety of community-driven projects and membership organizations.
She also has provided leadership on many community initiatives, such as Streetwise Newspaper in Chicago and Working Mother Media's Best Companies for Women of Color. As executive director of the Metropolitan Tenants Organization of Chicago, she organized tenants and community groups to improve housing conditions in the city's most impoverished neighborhoods.
Pam is an enrolled member of the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin and descendant of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin. While at AISES, she grew and strengthened the organization, built up its membership and led the relaunch of the award-winning magazine Winds of Change.
As executive director of NAJA, Pam will work to rebuild and establish new partnerships that ensure the organization meets its commitments to serving members, tribal communities and the media industry.