Executive Board

NCAI Executive Board

Fawn Sharp
President, NCAI
President, Quinault Nation

NCAI President,
Fawn Sharp

Fawn R. Sharp serves as the 23rd President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native tribal government organization in the country. President Sharp was elected on October 24, 2019 at NCAI’s 76th Annual Convention & Marketplace to serve as the third woman to hold the position of NCAI President.

President Sharp is the current Vice President of the Quinault Indian Nation in Taholah, Washington. Her past positions included President, managing attorney and lead counsel; and staff attorney for the Quinault Indian Nation, administrative law judge for the Washington state Department of Revenue – Tax Appeals Division, Quinault Tribal Court Associate Judge, and Counsel for Phillips, Krause & Brown.

Ms. Sharp has held numerous leadership positions, including an appointment by Governor Gary Locke to serve as Trustee for Grays Harbor College, Governor of the Washington State Bar Association, Trustee of Washington State Bar Association – Indian Law Section, Vice President and Founding Member for the National Intertribal Tax Alliance, and Director/Secretary of the Quinault Nation Enterprises Board. Fawn has conducted lectures and publications all over the United States.

Ms. Sharp graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington at the age of 19. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington in 1995 and has subsequently received certificates from the National Judicial College at the University of Nevada, and from the International Human Rights Law at Oxford University.

Mark Macarro
1st Vice President, NCAI
Tribal Chairman, Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians

Mark Macarro

NCAI 1st Vice President,
Mark Macarro

Mark Macarro is the duly elected Tribal Chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians in southern California. Chairman Macarro was first elected to the Pechanga Tribal Council in 1992 and is currently serving in his 27th consecutive year as Tribal Chairman.

Throughout his tenure, Macarro's vision for Pechanga has been to see the Band strengthen its political self-determination and economic self-sufficiency while maintaining its distinct and unique cultural identity.

He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mark is married to Holly Cook Macarro (Red Lake Band of Ojibwe) and is the proud father of four children.

Stephen Roe Lewis
Recording Secretary, NCAI
Governor, Gila River Indian Community

NCAI Recording Secretary,
Stephen Roe Lewis      

Stephen Roe Lewis serves as Governor of the Gila River Indian Community. Governor Lewis previously served his Community as Lieutenant Governor before being elected Governor in 2014. 

Governor Lewis has served his Community as a Commissioner for the Gila River Gaming Commission, a member of the Board of Directors for the Gila River Telecommunications, Inc., and a member of the Board of Directors for the Gila River Healthcare Corporation. He proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), the Executive Board for the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) and the Board of Trustees for the Heard Museum of Phoenix.

Governor Lewis advocates for renewable and green technologies guided by O'otham agricultural history and cultural teachings. His vision is to support a new generation of Community member agriculturalists with the goal of promoting and protecting his Community's shudag (water) and agricultural development for future generations. Governor Lewis has also made it a priority of his administration to advocate for the protection of the Indian Child Welfare Act both at home and nationally. 

Governor Lewis graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Science and pursued graduate studies at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. 

Shannon Holsey
Treasurer, NCAI
President, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians

Shannon Holsey

NCAI Treasurer,
Shannon Holsey

Shannon Holsey serves as president of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians.

Holsey has served three terms as President, following eight years as a member of the Tribal Council. Holsey grew up on the Stockbridge-Munsee reservation in Bowler, Wisconsin, and has committed the Tribe to serving as good stewards of its economic, environmental and culture as well as intellectual resources.

Holsey also serves as president of the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, which represents eleven-member tribes with a land base of about 1 million acres spanning 45 counties.  She is appointed as the Wisconsin State Legislature’s Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations. NCAI Treasurer, NCAI area vice president, MAST Secretary, INMED Advisory Council, CMA Tribal Technical Advisory Group, NCAI Sub Committee member of land management, Co-chair of NCAI Violence Against Women’s Act Task force, Wisconsin’s MMIW Task Force, Governor Appointed Student Debt Relief Task Force National Council on Aging committee member, Region 5 EPA RTOC member.

Holsey’s personal philosophy on leadership recognizes that Native Americans are growing economies, preparing students to succeed, delivering high-quality health care, protecting the environment, upholding tribal sovereignty, and solving the unique challenges facing our tribal communities. Holsey received her bachelor’s degree in business administration magna cum laude and master’s degrees in strategic leadership and communication from Seton Hall University with distinction.