We are guided by an Advisory Council composed of Indigenous individuals of various ages from different villages. They shape the work of One Common Heart, creating priorities and designing our programs to have the best impact in their communities.
Board of Directors
Tami is a former emergency physician and professional tall ship sailor. Throughout extensive travel and self-teaching, she keeps exploring the challenges humanity faces in environment, justice, and health. She is inspired by thinkers who examine the unquestioned answers that have led us to today, and by those inventing creative forward-looking solutions. She feels passionately that the outdoors, self-reliance and community are keys to expanding self-expression and human potential.
Ramona Tarkington- Deal
Ramona continues to build upon a long and successful career in the corporate arena by sharing her skills and passion within the nonprofit community. A strong proponent of lifelong learning, she has served on the Boards of several schools and educational programs in the DC-Virginia region. She feels that teaching life skills while embracing one’s cultural heritage is a perfect foundation for the development of a world community of rich diversity.
Mindy has been a nurse since 1999 and finished her Masters in Nursing Education in 2012. She has a passion for educating and has seen first-hand the value of self-motivated learning in the right environment for each person. Mindy also finds great joy in the self expression and cultural rejuvenation of swing dancing. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.
Cliff is passionate about using private sector financial tools to expand possibilities for lower-income communities. He has directed large-scale programs in the White House empowering Detroit’s economic recovery, and in the U.S. Treasury expanding nationwide small business lending. Cliff was President & CEO of City First Bank of Washington, DC, and has consulted extensively to microloan programs in Bangladesh and Tanzania.