At a recent annual meeting, Eve’s Fund elected seven people to its board of directors for 2017. We also accepted resignations from three members.
Officers elected included: Barbara Crowell Roy, president;Derrick Watchman, treasurer; and Ksenija Topic, secretary, along with members Wyatt E. Crowell, Marc Flitter, Ela Yazzie-King, and Catherine Zaharko. Full bios are presented below.
President Crowell acknowledged the contributions of outgoing board members Zonnie Gorman, who served since our inception in 2005, and Echohawk Lefthand, who was on the board since 2012 and served as volunteer chapter director of our ThinkFirst Navajo Injury Prevention program. Crowell also updated the board on the status of Bob Crowell, founder and past chairman of Eve’s Fund, who retired from the board in 2016 due to declining health. The board decided it would honor Bob at a later date for his tremendous efforts.
Eve’s Fund was created in honor and memory of Eve Erin Crowell, who died of an accidental drug and alcohol overdose in 2005.
About Eve’s Fund
Eve’s Fund for Native American Health Initiatives is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that promotes hope and wellness among young Native Americans. Dr. Robert M. Crowell founded Eve’s Fund in 2005 in memory of his daughter, Eve Erin Crowell. Since that time, the organization has developed strong community partnerships and created literacy, prevention and education programs impacting almost 50,000 Native children and young adults. For more information, go to Evesfund.org.
Our largest award-winning program, ThinkFirst Navajo, is a chapter of the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation. The foundation was created 31 years ago by neurosurgeons who recognized that the only cure for brain and spinal cord injuries was prevention education, aimed at students of all ages.
To schedule a free injury prevention presentation at a school, youth group, conference or chapter house on or near the Navajo Nation, please contact Jodee Dennison, at http://evecrowellsfund.org/contact-us/ or send a fax to (505) 214-5912.