Neely Snyder, Executive Director
Neely Snyder grew up in the Twin Cities area and brings a wealth of experience in nonprofit management and administration. Neely’s professional career began in 2000 at East Side Neighborhood Services Way to Grow program and later developed her professional expertise at Native Americans in Philanthropy where she graduated from the first cohort of the Circle of Leadership, a development program designed to educate and empower Native American leadership in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. She also worked at the MN Urban Area Health Education Center with University of Minnesota Physicians and most recently spent 6.5 years with American Indian Cancer Foundation as Operations Manager where she also led Powwow for Hope, a community healing event and fundraiser.
Neely is an enrolled member of St. Croix Chippewa and direct descendent of Red Lake Nation and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. Her passion is working toward building stronger, healthier Native American communities. Neely holds a Bachelor’s degree in Media Business from the Minnesota School of Business. Her volunteer activities include serving on the Board of Directors at The Family Partnership and as a Tiwahe Foundation grant reviewer.