Janiece joined First Nations as the Resource Development Coordinator in July 2022. She works closely with the resource development staff, directors, program officers, and administrative staff to support fundraising efforts and manage donations. Janiece is also a primary point of contact with First Nations’ many valued donors.
Janiece has a wealth of experience in fundraising, database management, communications, donor relations, event planning, management, and marketing for both nonprofit and private organizations, such as Banking on New Mexico, Thirteen Moons Gallery, and The Retail Planet. She has been an entrepreneur three times, launching a software company and two magazines.
Before joining First Nations, she was the office and database manager for the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, which provides free and low-cost legal services to low-income, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) throughout New Mexico.
Janiece earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in print journalism and minored in public relations and marketing at the University of Georgia, Grady School of Journalism.
Adopted at birth, Janiece discovered her birth family in 2002 and learned that her birth mother was a citizen of the Pit River Tribe. She says the experience has been a highlight of her life.
The mother of three spends “as much time as possible” with her children. She has a daughter and granddaughter who live in Snohomish, Washington.
Janiece enjoys many outdoor activities, including hiking and gardening, as well as reading and going to movies. She confesses to being a “foodie” and frequently supports local restaurants in Santa Fe.