Museum Staff

Nicole Myers-LimExecutive Director (Pomo)
Carol OlivaDevelopment Specialist
Tom Litchfield, Webmaster
Kristall Vega, Programs Coordinator (Pomo)
Viviana Vega, Program Specialist (Pomo)
Gina Elkins, Program Specialist (Pomo)
Jayden Lim, Program Specialist (Pomo)
Ramiro Hampson- Medina, Program Specialist (Winnebago, White Earth Chippewah)
Paula Myers, Grant Coordinator
Christy Garcia, Project Director for Tribal Youth Ambassadors for Tobacco Control Project

California Indian Museum & Cultural Center 2024 Board of Directors


Joely Proudfit, Ph.D. (Luiseno)
Department Chair of American Indian Studies; Professor of American Indian Studies; Director of California Indian Culture & Sovereignty Center, California State University San Marcos

Dr. Carolyn Smith (Karuk)
Assistant Professor, Department of Ethnic Anthropology
University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Kouslaa Kessler-Mata (Chumash/Yokut) Associate Professor
Politics Department
University of San Francisco

Wendy Schlater (Luiseno) Chairwoman
La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians
Program Director, Avellaka Program

Karen Biestman, J.D. (Cherokee)
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Equity and Inclusion
University of California San Diego

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