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Key People

Committed to the Cause


Joelle Bearstail

Executive Director

Experienced, determined, fun. These are just a few of the ways to describe this valuable member of our team. Joelle Bearstail's background in Early Childhood Development and Elementary Education has helped the organization in creating meaningful programs. Her creativity and ambition is the driving force behind ImagiNative Inc.


Dr. Angelique Gillis


With us since our founding, Dr. Angelique Gillis is one of our veteran team members. She brings years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed. Dr. Gillis' background is in clinical psychology with an emphasis in the areas of therapy, assessments and research among Native American populations.


Marie Baker

Vice President

Marie Baker joined ImagiNative Inc. with the vision and drive to improve our Non-Profit Organization. She is focused on developing and maintaining effective and engaging projects. Marie has been key in helping identify personal connections and networks that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputable standing.


Shylah Demaray


Shylah Demaray has been a member of the team from the beginning. She serves as an active advocate and ambassador for the organization and engages in identifying and securing financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission.  Being a Native American business owner herself, Shylah brings a wealth of experience to ImagiNative Inc.

Chelsea Kuhlmann

Media Manager

  New to the team, Chelsea Kuhlmann, LBSW. Chelsea has nine years of experience in the Social Work profession with many of those years dedicated to working with Native American Youth and families in several different capacities. Including prevention, crisis intervention, case management and currently as an elementary school Social Worker. Her experience and

heart work make Chelsea an excellent

addition to the team.

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