Management and Staff

Executive Director

Julie Burnett is a member of the Quinault Indian Nation. Julie has strong ties to the Chehalis community, as her husband and children are Chehalis Tribal members. She began this position in Sept. 2012. She has a strong background in grants management, and has over 15 years experience in program operations, and supervisory skills. Julie was a member of the Taala Fund Loan Board. Julie has operated her own small business and is very interested in helping others pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. She is a certified Indianpreneurship Trainer.

Diana Pickernell, Loan Program Coordinator

Diana is a Chehalis Tribal member who has been working with Chehalis Tribal Loan Fund since 2007. Diana processes all loan applications and administrative functions for the Loan office. Diana is certified to teach Financial Literacy to Chehalis Tribal Youth and Chehalis Tribal Adults. Diana also assists clients with Credit Building and Debt management. 

Board of Directors

Theresa Keegan, Vice-Chairperson, CTLF

Theresa is Branch Manager of Sterling Savings Bank in Oakville, she has been on CTLF Board of Directors since 2007. Theresa provides the Loan Fund with training, assists Tribal members with Savings accounts, and is a VITA Program Volunteer. 

 David Youckton, Board Member, CTLF

David is a Chehalis Tribal member. David currently is director and Manager of Chehalis Tribal Enterprises and also runs his own business. David has been on the CTLF Board of Directors since 2008. 

 Joseph DuPuis, Board Member, CTLF

Joseph is a Chehalis Tribal member and serves as the VP of Casino Operations at the Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester, WA. Joseph has a B.A. in International Business and has served on the CTLF Board of Directors since 2011.

Kris Salmon, Board Member, CTLF

Kris is CFO of the Chehalis Tribe and was instrumental in getting the CTLF started in 2007, and supervised the program initially. Kris has a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting.

Misty Secena, Board Member, CTLF

Misty Secena is employed with the Chehalis Tribe as the Budget Officer in Finance. Misty has 4 years experience in accounting. Misty is a enrolled Chehalis Tribal member. She is currently completing her Bachelor's degree in Business Management at WSU. 



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