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Biographies

 Joan Greendeer-Lee, Chairperson

Board member since late 2012 has an MBA, Health Management, and two bachelor-degrees: Paralegal Studies and Geography. Joan is a Ho-Chunk Nation tribal member. Her career has been with three organizations handling assignments that increased her business responsibilities from program management to decision-making for departmental budgets, personnel, contracts, and assets inventory. As a community member, she helped public relation efforts to support loan products and weight new loan options in line with the First Nation Community Financial (FNCF) goals. Her leadership skills showed while serving as Vice Chair in 2016. With her computer skills; she evaluated the FNCF technological infrastructure and limitations. She uses her network with the tribal government sharing how business operations, budgeting lend to cooperative partnerships.

 James Webster, Vice-Chairperson

James Webster, Executive Manager. Mr. Webster has a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, WI and an MBA from Mercer University, Atlanta GA. Mr. Webster has 30 years of marketing management experience and is certified as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary. Mr. Webster was with the Ho-Chunk Nation from 2002 until 2005 as the Nation’s Treasurer and Executive Director of Business and again from 2009 until the present initially as the Nation’s Chief Marketing Officer and currently as the Casino Executive Manager. James Webster is an enrolled Ho-Chunk Nation member serving his tribe.

 Kate R. Finn, Secretary

Kate R Finn is the Staff Attorney for the First Peoples Investment Engagement Program (FPEIP). Ms. Finn most recently served as the inaugural American Indian Law Program Fellow at the University of Colorado Law school where she worked directly with the tribes and Native Communities. Ms. Finn holds a J.D. and a Masters in Public Adminstration from the University of Colorado, and a B.A  from Princeton University.

Ms. Finn work encompasses strengthening healthy Native communities through economic development initiatives and addressing violence against indigenous women. She co-authored several articles on the intersection of resource development and violence against women in native communities. She works with the FPIEP to deploy shareholders advocacy tools to create mutually beneficial investment opportunities for indigenous communities and investors. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Finn served as a Program Coordinator with the Denver Victim Services Network ensuring that victims of crime in the Denver metro area had access to a comprehensive network of services.  She worked on the local level to connect services agencies, and also advocated at the federal level for adequate protection of victims of crime. Ms. Finn is a proud, enrolled member of the Osage Nation.

Scott Russell, Treasurer

Scott Russel has worked as a Commercial Banker for more than 35 years. He was a founder in a De Novo bank in 1996, developed real estate at a Real Estate Investment Trust and has worked at large regional banks as a corporate banker. His work experience includes team leadership and risk management functions. He has served as an advisory board member for privately held companies and is a close advisor to a diverse group of Wisconsin businesses. He has extensive business lending experience including government programs supporting businesses. His BBA in Finance was earned at UW-Oshkosh. He is currently a Senior Vice President of First Citizens Bank working in Milwaukee.

Roberta Funmaker

Facilites Management and budgeting for 20 years with the Ho-Chunk Nation and Corporate businesses. School District employment for 7 years. Numerous tribal and public service committee work for over 35 years. Sales and Marketing experience for more than 15 years. Graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1989 with a Bachelor in Science Degree in Public Administration & Policy Analysis. Admitted to Graduate Program at UW-Stevens Point, worked on a Master’s Degree in Teaching- American Indian History. Roberta is a Ho-Chunk Nation enrolled member.

Nathan J VanStippen

Nathan Van Stippen has worked in the financial services industry since 2005, including high net worth estate planning, retail brokerage, and wealth management. His responsibilities include client education, portfolio plan development, investment plan implementation, and portfolio performance analysis.
Born in Appleton, WI, Nathan is a 2003 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Science in
Economics with emphasis in International Finance. He also studied at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.
In his free time, Nathan enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, biking, kayaking, and playing rugby for the Fox Cities Gargoyles Men’s Rugby Club. Nathan is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.

Nathan King

Nathan King is a Vice President of Bay Bank in Green Bay, WI.  He oversees the retail and administration aspects of the bank which include lobby operations, branch network, consumer products, strategic planning, human resources, and marketing.  Prior to working at the bank, Nathan worked for the Oneida Nation for nearly 20 years in various positions including as a community planner and most recently as Director of Legislative Affairs.  He was instrumental in advocating for the Oneida Nation’s goals at the federal, state, and local level for many years.  He is knowledgeable in every area of the bank and supervises about half of the bank staff.  Nathan has an MBA from Baker University.  Nathan in an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.

First Nations Community Financial is a state chartered not-for-profit Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)

206 S Roosevelt Rd, Suite 123 Black River Falls, WI 54615

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