Board of Directors
Henry Edward Frank
Henry is from the Yurok and Pomo nations, here in California. He owns a small business called RedTail Art. Henry is an artist, poet, writer, photographer, and block printer. He originally came to the Museum as a guest speaker and eventually joined the Board. Henry wants to see the museum become self-sustaining and successful in the sense that the community acknowledges and celebrates it for what it is and represents. Henry would like to see Native youth learn to be proud of themselves and their heritage and for non-natives to learn about the Indigenous people and their cultures.
Greg Reza grew up in Anaheim, California and currently resides in Novato, California. HIs ancestors were originally from Zacatecas and Guanajuato, Mexico which is the homeland of the Guachichiles tribe. Greg graduated from Sonoma State University with a BA in Environmental Studies and Planning with a focus in Conservation and Restoration. He has worked with Marin County Parks as Park Ranger and Volunteer Coordinator since 1996. Greg enjoys educating the community about the environment and Native people.
John Petrovsky is proud to have served on the Board for nine years; he is currently Board Secretary. He is a founding member of the Latino Film Festival of San Francisco and served as Board President for seven years. John taught Spanish for many years at Branson and Marin Academy High Schools and is currently a part-time adjunct instructor in Spanish at College of Marin.
Bio coming soon...
Hadezbah (Dez) Mikkelsen
Hadezbah (Dez) Kuimelis is of Diné, Wyandotte, Cherokee and European descent. Born and raised in Marin County, she grew up visiting the Museum of the American Indian. With a deep love of nature, she earned her B.S. and M.S. in forest ecology at UC Berkeley. She is honored to work with the MAI in remembering ancestors, protecting Native cultures, and bringing visibility to Native Peoples.
Dana Hawke is Choctaw and grew up in Marin County. She is an educator, wild food enthusiast, herbalist and loves to sing. Dana has taught and cared for humans ranging from newborns to elders. She has worked as a social emotional speciality teacher, preschool teacher, outdoor educator and Native studies instructor. She looks forward to diving deeper into the practice of Indigenizing systems.
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.
Victoria (Tory) Canby
Interim Executive Director
Victoria Grace Canby (Tory) was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved to Marin County at an early age. She has her BA in Art History from Sonoma State University, MA in Humanities from Domincan University and Museum Studies Certification from the Institute of American Indian Art in Sante Fe New Mexico. Throughout her educational and creative journey her focus has always been centered around her Dine heritage and passion for Contemporary Indian Art.
College Professor Emeritus, Author
Healer/Pomo, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
Board of Advisors
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
Marin Multi-Culture Center
Sky Road Webb
Tomales Bay Miwok, President of Marin Indian Alliance
Assistant to the Dir. of Education
Di Anna Frank
Gift Shop Manager
Gift Shop Clerk