AMERICANS FOR NATIVE AMERICANS

Doylestown, PA   |  www.americansfornativeamericans.org

Mission

Americans for Native Americans is dedicated to improving the quality of life of Native Americans living on the Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni Nations by providing essential goods and programs which foster self-reliance and mutual understanding.

Ruling year info

1993

Chair

Mary Lee Reiff

Main address

PO Box 490

Doylestown, PA 18901 USA

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EIN

23-2672930

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Veterinary Services (D40)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Nursing Program

ANA provides scholarships and NCLEX testing fees for nurses studying at University of New Mexico - Gallup. In 2014 ANA began a partnership with UNM-G and Doylestown Hospital. In May, UNM-G nursing students come to Doylestown and Einstein Hospitals to work in departments not available at hospitals at home and spend a day in the nursing suites at various schools in the Central Bucks School District. In the fall, volunteer nurses travel to the Gallup, NM area to perform health screenings for elementary school children where there are no school nurses. ANA partners with the Lions Club of Gallup to perform vision screenings.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Children who will have little to nothing to eat at home over the weekend are sent home on Friday afternoon with a back pack full of nutritious food to eat over the weekend. This allows them to come back to school on Monday nourished and ready to learn. During the COVID pandemic, this has included sending additional food to schools so they can supplement the lunches they are sending home to their students.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Veterinarian Clinics are held twice each year on the Zuni, Hopi, and Navajo reservations.  Veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and students from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School work under the direction of Dr. Robinson. They inoculate and worm hundreds of cattle, horses, and sheep and neuter and/or inoculate hundreds of dogs and cats. The veterinarians mentor Zuni students, interested in veterinary medicine, by having them follow along during their procedures. We are partnering with Zuni and Biotecture Planet Earth to build a self-sustaining Veterinarian Clinic. During COVID, the Zuni clinic is staffed by a vet tech and an aide to provide care with the help of volunteer veterinarians around the country who help diagnose issues through FaceTime

Population(s) Served
Adults

ANA provides NEW clothing for students identified by school personnel ... coats, pants, shirts, underwear, and new shoes, as well as glasses and blankets when needed.

ANA provides books and school supplies requested by teachers and administrators. We also fund the cost of GED testing for parents who have studied to take the exam.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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To improve the quality of life for Native Americans in the Southwest by providing essential goods an programs which foster self-reliance and mutual understanding.

Our strategy has always been to ask for the current needs from those we partner with and then act on those requests, rather than just assume we know what is needed.

ANA works closely with the communities it serves and finds partners who can help us achieve those goals. As an all volunteer organization, with no paid staff or office to support, ANA can use 95% of its resources for the programs it supports.

Since 2014 when the program began, 2,341 children have received health screenings- more will be screened each year. In 2019 we joined with the Lions Club of Gallup to join our screenings to perform the vision screenings and provide glasses for the students who need them.

870 children are now in the back pack program through the distribution program at the Community Pantry. In 2017 we added the Kids Café to help feed children at the high school who need to stay after school. Beginning in 2018 we began providing "food for kids" at schools which are too remote on the reservation to receive the regular program from the Community Pantry.

We continue to provide eyeglasses for students and adults in the Zuni community through their Zuni Optical program. New last year was the addition of providing eyeglasses for patients in Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services' Substance Abuse Treatment Center.

Each year we work with school teachers and administrators to provide requested clothing, shoes, and coats for specific students, as well as classroom supplies and books that they request.

10s of thousands of animals have been spayed, neutered, inoculated, and had surgery - more will be treated each year. In 2018 we began partnering with Zuni and Biotecture Planet Earth to build a self-sustaining veterinarian clinic for their community.

Financials

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AMERICANS FOR NATIVE AMERICANS

Board of directors
as of 1/19/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mary Reiff

Americans for Native Americans

Term: 2017 -


Board co-chair

Allen Childs

Janet Grove

Barbara Lawless

Cherie Mee, MSN, MBA, RN, FAAN

Elsevier

Brian Reiff

Ted Robinson, VMD

Barbara Speer

Sharon Speer

Cecile Balizet

Dick Sakulich

Delores Bitsilly

Advisory Board - Principal, Tohaali Community School

Ina Burmeister

Advisory Board - Executive Director, Western Health Foundation

Beverly Haberle, MHS, LPC, CAADC, CIP

Advisory Board

Hilda Kendall

Advisory Board - Chief Operating Officer, The Community Pantry

Shawnadine Becenti, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Allen Childs

Noah Hoskinson

James Kmetzo

Thomas Maclin

Deirdre Shaffer

Mary Lee Reiff

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/02/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.