MEET ONABEN'S NEW BOARD OFFICERS
JACK LENOX, CHAIRMAN
Jack brings a diverse background to the ONABEN Board of Directors as a Coquille Tribal Elder, Tribal Planner and Chairman of the Tribe’s Culture Committee. Jack grew up near Port Orford on the Southwestern Oregon Coast. He spent 6 years during the Vietnam era in the United States Navy. Post Navy, Jack studied Business Administration at Southwestern Oregon Community College. Throughout his career, Jack was recruited by Hughes Aircraft Marine Division, Bruker Instruments, Inc., IBM, and later a small technical services company of former “IBMers” to manage business development. Jack’s return to the Oregon Coast was prompted by the purchase of a small bakery and cafe' in Florence, Oregon which he operated with his wife, Kathryn, for 6 years.
Jack also serves on various boards including the ATNI Economic Development Corporation, West Lane Translators, Southwest Oregon Resource Conservation & Development Council, Planning and Economic Joint Advisory Group, and Government to Government Economic Development Cluster.
TINA RETASKET, VICE-CHAIRMAN
Tina Retasket is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (Siletz Tribe). She was previously employed with the Siletz Tribe for nearly 25 years, serving as a Receptionist, Secretary, Program Manager, Grant Writer, Tribal Planner, Area Office Supervisor and more.Tina was elected to the Siletz Tribal Council in February 2008. Tina serves as the Council Representative to the COHO Benefits Committee, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board Delegate, and alternate to Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians and National Congress of American Indians. Tina serves as a liaison for the Governor’s Public Safety Cluster Workgroup, and previously served as a member of the Governor’s Meth Task Force workgroup.Tina resides in Siletz, has 2 children, 3 step-children, and 6 grandchildren.
JOHN WITTY, TREASURER
John Witty (Muskogee Creek) is the Treasurer. John joined the ONABEN Board of Directors in 1996 as a Business Representative and has served as Treasurer for the last 6 years. He is the President of Gray Bear Construction and a former Board officer and member of the Oregon Native American Chamber. John is also one of the Original co-founders of ONAC and has been a vibrant resource in the Community. He brings with him knowledge, experience and a strong background of giving to the Community.
AUROLYN STWYER-PINKHAM, SECRETARY
Aurolyn Stwyer-Pinkham was appointed to the ONABEN Board of Directors in 2009 by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.