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Task Force Members

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Current Task Force Members

Merrick Garland, Co-Chair

Attorney General, Department of Justice


Deb Haaland, Co-Chair

Secretary, Department of the Interior (Pueblo of Laguna)


Brian Turner

Executive Assistant Director, Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation, designee for the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Bryan Newland

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior (Citizen Bay Mills Community Ojibwe)


Allison Randall

Acting Director, Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice


Jason O’Neal

Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs-Office of Justice Services, Department of the Interior (Citizen Potawatomi Nation)


Michelle Sauve

Acting Commissioner, Administration for Native Americans, Department of Health and Human Services (St. Regis Band of Mohawk)


Andrew Birge

U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan and Acting Chair of the Native American Issues Subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, Department of Justice


Robert Chapman

Acting Director, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Department of Justice


Kristen Mahoney

Acting Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice


Katherine Darke Schmitt

Deputy Director, Office for Victims for Crime, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice


Thomas Walters

Director, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Department of Homeland Security


Elizabeth Fowler

Acting Director, Indian Health Services, Department of Health and Human Services (Comanche Nation)


Heidi Freschette

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Native American Programs, Housing and Urban Development (Menominee and Brothertown from Wisconsin)


The Task Force is assisted by Executive Director Marcia Good, of DOJ’s Office of Tribal Justice. 

Serving as Special Advisors to the Executive Director are Matthew Lysakowski, Senior Advisor for Tribal Affairs, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice; Lori McPherson, Senior Policy Advisor, Sex Offender Investigations Branch, U.S. Marshals Service; Nicolette Rose, Senior Intelligence Analyst, Indian Country Special Jurisdiction Unit, Violent Crimes Intelligence Unit, FBI.

Inaugural Task Force

The inaugural Task Force members, listed below, served from January 2020 to January 2021:

Date Created: February 22, 2021