Board Members

Brian Parnell, MSW, CSW (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) – Chair
Laura Garcia Gross (Navajo) – Vice Chair
Sharon Austin, PhD, MPH, MS (Navajo)- Secretary
Jacob Crane (Tsuut’ina Nation)– Treasurer
Heather Tanana, JD, MPH (Navajo)
Shawn Jimerson (Seneca)
Dr. David Sandweiss, MD
Alexis Blackmountain (Navajo)
Alisa Amy Lee, JD, MA (Paiute-Shoshone)
Tacey Atsitty, MFA (Navajo)


Board Meetings

Regular Board meetings occur monthly. All meetings are scheduled to occur at the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake. Those wishing to attend and address the Board, are invited to contact the Board for information regarding any meeting date, time or location. If you wish to be added to the agenda for an upcoming meeting please email Sharon Austin at:

Board Member Recruitment

The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake City governed by a Board of Directors is currently made up of 10 members. At this time we are accepting applications for new board members. For more information, email Board Chair @