- Anne Ford (Co-Chairperson) Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
- Amy L. Neuhardt, Esq. (Co-Chairperson) Partner, Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP
- Dwight L. Ausbrooks, Sr. Community Volunteer
- Allison C. Binney, Esq. Attorney, Allison Binney Law and PACE Government Relations
- Lyzka DeLaCruz, Esq. Managing Member, Bakker DeLaCruz LLC
- Shankar Duraiswamy, Esq. Deputy Solicitor, US Department of Labor
- Vanessa Hayes Community Volunteer
- Astor Heaven, Esq. Partner, Crowell & Moring
- Eric Humes (Lay Director) Social Entrepreneur
- Dr. Jimmie C. Jackson Retired Educator
- Gloria Jurado Community Volunteer
- Kevin Malone Community Volunteer
- Wilson D. Mudge. Esq. (Vice-Chair) Senior Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP
- Sara B. Rearden, Esq. (Secretary) Senior Attorney (Retired)
- Paula D. Scott, Esq. Attorney (Retired)
- April Williams, Esq. Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
- Tyra Williams Matthews, Esq. Attorney, United States Department of Homeland Security
- Cheryl L. Ziegler, Esq. (Treasurer) Attorney, Consumer Enforcement Unit, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the General Counsel
Allison C. Binney, Esq. Attorney, Allison Binney Law and PACE Government Relations
Allison Binney has extensive experience representing tribal clients before Congress and federal agencies, negotiating agreements between tribal, state and federal governments, and navigating complex legislative and regulatory issues. She provides legal and policy advice to tribal governments and enterprises regarding land, gaming, tax policy, cultural resources, broadband, natural resources, and other matters.
Ms. Binney formerly served as staff director and chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs from late 2007 to early 2011. She served as general counsel to the committee from 2005 to late 2007.
While at the committee, Ms. Binney oversaw and assisted in efforts to enact numerous laws impacting Native Americans including provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that provided over $2.5 billion to tribal programs, the Tribal Law and Order Act, reauthorization and amendments to the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, congressional approval of several class-action lawsuit settlements and Indian water settlements, and laws relating to housing, the leasing and development of Indian lands, homeland security and language and cultural preservation. Ms. Binney also oversaw congressional investigations and oversight of federal agencies that interact with American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.
Prior to serving on the Indian Affairs committee, Ms. Binney was an associate in the American Indian law and policy practice at Akin Gump. Before originally joining Akin Gump, Ms. Binney served as an associate at a boutique law firm specializing in American Indian law, as the program coordinator for the Indian Legal Program at Arizona State University College of Law and as a law clerk for the Native American Rights Fund in Washington, D.C., where she assisted with trial 1.0 in the Cobell class-action lawsuit.
Ms. Binney received her J.D. from Arizona State University College of Law in 2000 and her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Chico. Ms. Binney is a member of the Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians in California.« Back to Staff & Board