Staff - Native American Advancement Foundation

Selina Jesus – Education Program Coordinator

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Selina was born in Ajo, Arizona and currently resides in Gu Vo District. She attended  K-8th grade at San Simon Elementary Day School and attended the Tohono O’odham High School and Coconino High School in Flagstaff. She has served in many capacities for the Gu Vo District including van driver, elected official for the Gu Vo District Governing Council as Gu Vo Community Representative 2001-2005, and Gu Vo Community Alternate 2007-2009. Selina has also served on the Housing Committee as Chairperson, and as a member of the Health Committee, Education Committee, Economic Development Committee, and the Domestic Violence Coalition. She worked in collaboration with the Legislative Housing Committee to establish the Housing Committee by-laws for Gu Vo District. She also volunteered for the Boys and Girls Club of the Tohono O’odham Nation coordinating the Horse Camp sponsored by Gu Vo District, Volunteer Youth Coordinator for Gu Vo Community, Chairperson for the Gu Vo District Day/Royalty Committee 2000-2009, Volunteer Coordinator for the Unity Run, and was also a volunteer for the Pima County Elections as a clerk.

Selina is a mother of a teenage daughter and an adopted nephew. In March, 2012, Selina graduated from Tucson College receiving her license as a Certified Nursing Assistant and certification for Patient Care Technician. She is currently employed under the ALTCS program as a caregiver and sits on the Advisory Board for NAAF. She is fluent in her native Tohono O’odham language as well as English.

You may contact Selina at s.jesus@inaaf.org


Lillian Fitts – Director of Program Quality Control

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A descendent of the Tohono O’odham and Hia C-ed O’odham Nations, Lillian Fitts is profoundly hard-working and family oriented. Born and raised on the Tohono O’odham Nation, and a graduate of Ajo High, Lillian worked for Desert Diamond Casino for 14 years, where she served as the Slot Host, Cage Cashier, Drop Crew, Assistant Manager, and Head Manager.

You may contact Lillian at l.fitts@inaaf.org