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Board of Directors

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Dean Hoaglin

Board President and Chair

Dean S. Hoaglin, Coast Miwok/Pomo/Yuki/Wailaki, currently serves as the Community Outreach Specialist for the Aunties and Uncles Program (a youth suicide prevention program) at Sonoma County Indian Health Project, that is founded on the belief that “Culture is Prevention.” This aligns with the fact that he lives the culture as a traditional dancer and singer of his Coast Miwok and Pomo roundhouse ceremonial traditions and teachings. He shares that it is with honor and gratitude to have serve tribal communities for the past 29 plus years and still as the current chairman of the Coast Miwok Tribal Council of Marin.

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Douglas Mundo

Vice Chair

Douglas, the Founding Executive Director of the Multicultural Center of Marin, brings over 23 years of nonprofit leadership experience focused on community development. He is deeply involved in environmental justice initiatives and excels in community organizing. At the Multicultural Center of Marin, Douglas spearheaded programs that empower diverse immigrant and underserved communities in Marin County, promoting social, cultural, and economic well-being through civic engagement. Additionally, he co-directed Shore Up Marin, a coalition advocating for equitable sea level rise adaptation and emergency response. Douglas, a graduate of the University of San Francisco with a bachelor's in public administration, tirelessly advocates for immigrant and Indigenous communities, aiming to ensure their voices are heard and included.

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JuanCarlos Arauz, Ed.D.

Treasurer

Dr. JuanCarlos Arauz, the Founding Executive Director of E3: Education, Excellence & Equity, is a renowned educational expert known for his captivating presentations. With a doctorate in International and multicultural Education and a background as an immigrant, he offers invaluable insights into 21st-century education, immigration, and Black/Brown male youth development. Dr. Arauz honors his Indigenous, African, and European ancestors, drawing wisdom from their legacies. Featured in documentaries and acclaimed as a 'Spoken Word' storyteller, Dr. Arauz bridges the gap between private and public sectors to humanize education. His academic journey includes a BA and MA from the University of South Florida and an Ed.D. from the University of San Francisco. Dr. Arauz's multicultural background and extensive experience in teaching and coaching provide him with a unique perspective on contemporary educational challenges.

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Aaron Davis

Secretary

Aaron is a Bay Area-based nonprofit professional with a focus on supporting small, community-based organizations that aim to have a big impact. Currently, he works at the Marin Community Foundation, supporting Bay Area donors in their philanthropic giving. Before MCF, Aaron worked at Year Up, Inc. as a fundraiser responsible for working with a portfolio of individual, corporate, and foundation donors. He is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and Certified Salesforce Administrator. Aaron is a first-generation college graduate, having completed a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies from the University of North Texas, with a focus in Anthropology, History, and Sustainable Development. He was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and grew up going to the Austin Powwow to watch his uncle compete as a Southern Straight Dancer.

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Angela Olmanson

Board Member

Angela is a proud Novato native and a Native American from the central Miwok tribe. Angela has spent the last ten years working in health care education and is active in the community by way of sitting on commissions for the City of Novato, leadership groups and boards. She has a bachelors of science in business administration with a focus in marketing from Sonoma State University, and a masters in business administration from Western Governors University. She is committed to her work in diversity, equity and inclusion within her community and is passionate about her Native American heritage and building awareness and preservation of the native cultures. 

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Jorge Eduardo Castillo Cabral

Board Member

Jorge is honored to be a Board member of the Museum of the American Indian. Being a local resident he has witnessed the positive impact the museum has had on the community. Jorge has dedicated his professional life to social justice community organizing. He brings his experience in advocacy, public policy, public relations, and program management to the Board. He excels in coalition organizing and grassroots leadership training and development at the state and local levels. Jorge has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Iowa as well as a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from UCLA. He is glad to call Novato his home and enjoys spending time with his family at the local parks and shops in the area.

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Jessica Mosher

Board Member

Jessica Mosher, MBA, Dr.PH, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Baptist University, an MBA from the University of Redlands with membership in Delta Mu Delta Honors Society, and a Doctorate in Public Health, Health Policy, and Leadership from Loma Linda University School of Public Health. With strong ties to her Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona and Taino family, she embodies a dual Indigenous and American identity, promoting cross-cultural understanding and respect.She has taken it upon herself to learn the ways of others and engage them with respect and without prejudice.

As a consultant with the California Rural Indian Health Board and HC2 Strategies, she advises on indigenous health policies and works to address inequities, integrating cultural sensitivity into her approach, sharing her lived experience to add cultural sensitivity and Native ways into the conversation “in a good way.” She completed her Randall Lewis Health & Policy Fellowship with the Build Healthy Places Network focused on their place work with Native American communities. Jessica contributes to various committees and councils, including LA County Department of Mental Health: American Indian/Alaska Native Underserved Cultural Communities Subcommittee, California Truth & Healing Council, Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Task Force & AI/AN Community Council, Native American Community Council of San Bernardino & Riverside Counties, and the California Native Vote Project, advocating for underserved communities and indigenous rights.

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