Jenny Slagle is a member of the Yakama Nation and a descendant of the Northern Arapaho. She currently lives in Spokane.
She brings years of relationship-building experience, particularly in Native communities, to the foundation. Most recently, she was the director of tribal partnerships and community engagement for Upstream USA, a nationwide initiative to expand access to contraception and reproductive health resources. Previously, she was the director of tribal relations for Better Health Together, a nonprofit tackling health inequity throughout Eastern Washington, and communications manager for the NATIVE Project, a Spokane community health clinic serving Native and Non-Native residents.
Holding a degree in business – IT management from Western Governors University, Jenny is also an elected member of Spokane Public Schools’ Board of Directors and sits on the Washington 211 Board, and Washington State Budget & Policy Center. When she isn’t working or volunteering, Jenny helps run her family’s restaurant, Indigenous Eats, which specializes in contemporary Native American comfort food.