Co-founder of Native Women Lead (NWL)
Jaime is Co-Director and Co-Founder of Native Women Lead, where she co-leads key efforts in access to capital, fund design, partnership, advancement, and policy advocacy while leading program design, international development, and data/evaluation oversight. Jaime continues to work in partnership with Roanhorse Consulting LLC to co-design and develop initiatives on economic inclusion and ecosystem building. She co-leads design and implementation of NWL’s Matriarch Response, Creative, and Revolutionary Funds.
Jaime serves on UpTogether’s Board of Directors, is a Partnership Committee member for Community Credit Lab, is a SheEO Activator, and an Advisor for Angels of Impact. Jaime is a certified coach focusing on leadership and healing for Indigenous women, is a facilitator for Kindle Project’s Indigenous Women’s Flow Fund, and is supporting faculty for the Trauma of Money.
Jaime is co-building a community of practice and entrepreneurial ecosystem focused on international Indigenous impact metrics with Raven Indigenous Capital, Canada’s Indigenous Innovation Initiative, Australia’s National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, and the Inclusive Indigenous Economic Ecosystem Collective. Jaime is also a 2021 NM Women of Color Leadership Initiative alumni, 2021-2022 NM Tribal Data Champion Fellow, and an Emerging Fund Manager for 2021-2022 Purpose Futures Fellowship.
Prior to her current efforts, Jaime developed and led Accion’s Native American Lending program managing a portfolio of $1M+. In 2019, Jaime was appointed by the Governor of New Mexico to lead the tribal subcommittee for the State of NM Census Complete Count Commission which activated and leveraged an $11.5M state investment which successfully ensured a 2020 complete count. In 2010, she also led the Navajo Nation’s Decennial Census, managing a budget of $7M and a workforce of 3,600. Additionally, Jaime has held management positions at Gap Inc., Alaska Airlines, and Enterprise Holdings and advocated for families at the State of New Mexico’s Income Support Division.
Jaime holds a BA in Native American Studies & Political Science and an MPA in Public Management from the University of New Mexico. Jaime is a citizen of the Navajo, White Mountain Apache, and Kiowa Nations and a mother of three residing in Tiwa Territory. She enjoys hiking, being on her ancestral homelands, and reading to restore.
Jaime is a 2018 Opportunity Finance Network Fellow, 2020 Boston Impact Initiative Fellow, 2020 National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development “40 under 40” award recipient, and the 2019 Angel Tank, Audience Choice Award Winner. Jaime was also one of twenty-five individuals selected nationally to attend the 2020 Transform Finance Institute for Social Justice Leaders.