Project Partners

This project is conducted by ELI in partnership with Mr. Larry Campbell, Swinomish Elder, and Dr. Jamie Donatuto, Environmental Health Analyst for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, and the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (NATHPO).



Larry Campbell, Community Health Specialist. Swinomish Elder Larry Campbell (wanaseah) has been actively involved in Coast Salish tribal affairs for 40 years. He has an extensive background in cultural resources, tribal policy, government-to-government relations, and community health. Larry has a Bachelor of Arts degree in tribal government. He co-manages the Swinomish Community Environmental Health Program.

Jamie Donatuto, Community Environmental Health Analyst. Dr. Donatuto, Community Environmental Health Analyst for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, has worked for Swinomish for 22 years. Her work spans community health research and interventions, including developing climate health adaptive strategies and facilitating educational opportunities based on traditional plants and medicines. She and long-time colleague Swinomish Elder Larry Campbell developed the Indigenous Health Indicators to include definitions of Indigenous health that are not acknowledged in conventional health assessments.


Valerie J. Grussing, Executive Director. As Executive Director of NATHPO, Valerie is committed to protecting culturally important places that perpetuate Native identity, resilience, and cultural endurance through support, guidance, and advocacy of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. She is passionate about advocating for and elevating Native interests and voices in protecting and revitalizing Native cultures and places. Valerie is honored to be part of an ongoing paradigm shift in how agencies and industry work with indigenous groups by ensuring that staff and leadership are knowledgeable about principles of sovereignty, self-determination, and proactive engagement and relationship building. Valerie holds a BA in History from North Carolina State University, an MA in Anthropology from the University of Iowa, and a PhD in Coastal Resources Management from East Carolina University.

Julie Nelson, Communications and Programming Director. Julie Nelson is a strategic marketing & communications consultant and coach dedicated to her clients' organizational growth. Her holistic approach identifies client goals, then develops the step-by-step strategy to achieve them - all supported by coaching techniques that equal powerful results. Through her work, Julie is dedicated to empowering positively-minded organizations, both for-profit and non-profit, in doing the most possible good. While working as part of the NATHPO team, notable projects to date include, rebranding the organization's look and communication style to create a sense of community, creating the framework for and helping to organize NATHPO's virtual conference and Sacred Sites Summit, as well as working with agency and private fund sources to secure major project and operational funding.

Melissa Madrigal, NATHPO Director of Operations. Melissa Madrigal is a consultant working with NATHPO on reporting, development, and member management. She is committed to bridging the gap between protecting cultural & Native resources and emergency/hazardous response. Her background is in terrestrial & maritime archaeology, oil spill response & environmental planning, and regulatory compliance with a focus on cultural resource protection. Melissa is highly invested in helping foster communication between groups and has focused on developing the NATHPO contact database, member management platform, and website. Melissa is continually grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this organization. Melissa holds a BS in Anthropology and a BS in Psychology from University of Houston, and ABD Coastal Resources Management PhD from East Carolina University. 

Sequoia National Forest