Mentors

Growing Our Own

Shawn Newell, Indian Dispute Resolution Services (IDRS)

Shawn Newell is an independent business owner and contractor working primarily with community-based NGOs to build their capacity to do good work. A lifetime of working with non-profits has provided a weave of experience that she gladly shares with clients as project manager, fundraiser, advisor, mentor, and sometimes program evaluator. Her interests draw her to projects that improve community resilience and advance conservation. She currently works with TLE on a variety of food and water security projects while serving as Navajo Project Manager for IDRS, Inc., a California based NGO. She has an MS Degree in Environmental Science and Policy and is an engaged climate advocate and supporter of all things sustainable.

Elizabeth Gagliardi, Individual & Organizational Development

Elizabeth Gagliardi is one of Tolani Lake Enterprise's (TLE) mentors, collaborating in the areas of individual development, organizational development, and capacity building. As a mentor, she brings over 25 years of experience in organizational and people development, which supports TLE’s “Grow our Own” mission. Elizabeth has earned a Bachelor of Science in the field of Business and Human Resources, she is skilled and experienced in non-profit and for-profit organizations, along with being a Return Peace Corps Volunteer (Georgia, G12, 2012-2014). During her Peace Corps Service, she was able to further her passion for learning from others, as well as offering learnings to others. In her spare time, you will find her with family, enjoying nature, or exploring the world around her. Two of her favorite quotes are:

“Don’t ask what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Author, JFK 1960

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken!” Author Oscar Wilde 1905.

Stephanie Hall, Non-Profit Coach

Stephanie grew up in Leupp, AZ, where she helped her family at Beaver farm and with her family's horses and sheep. After she graduated high school, she joined the U.S. Army as a public affairs specialist and traveled the world on assignments and one deployment to Afghanistan. After she was honorable discharged, she pursued and was awarded a Bachelor's of Arts in Anthropology with a minor in Ethics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

Stephanie is a proud mother and daughter and hopes to strengthen her family and community by helping to develop and implement community-based projects.