Our Expertise

The staff and Board of Directors at NAL provide a wide range of expertise that provide the best skill sets for our clients. Please check our individual bio's for more information.


Board of Directors


Kiros Auld, President (Pamunkey)
Joshua Hudson, Vice President (Bay Mills Ojibwe)
Kerry Desjardins, Treasurer
Rick Kelley, Secretary (Nottoway)
Louis Campbell (Lumbee)
Stephanie Cassidy (Oglala Lakota)
Jennifer Hunt (Choctaw)
J Michael Parsons (Tuscarora)
Love Richardson (Nipmuc)
Jennifer Underbaggage (Blackfeet)


Message from the Executive Director


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Meet our Staff


Executive Director
Kerry Hawk Lessard, MAA (Shawnee)

Clinical Director
Dustin T Richardson, LCPC (Blackfeet)

Fiscal Manager
Jess McPherson, BFA, CACS (Shawnee)

Fiscal Assistant
Brittany Ruffin

Substance Abuse Counselor (Baltimore)
Christina Allen, LCPC

Group Counselor (Baltimore)
Shelly Wiechelt, PhD

Medical Case Manager (Baltimore)
Danielle Baldwin, BSW

Transportation (Baltimore)
Chris Simmons

Office Assistant (Baltimore)
Jamie Grace Alexander

Program Manager (Boston)
Janelle Pocowatchit, BS (Comanche/Mi'kmaq)

Outreach Coordinator (Boston)
Nena Howlingcrane (Pawnee)

Program Assistant (Boston)
Ella Mae Blackowl (Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma)




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