Jamie Blosser, AIA, LEED AP, is the Executive Director of the Santa Fe Art Institute and the founder of the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC). Blosser recently completed a Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, focusing on equity, resilience, and effects of global urbanization on rural communities. After her Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship with the Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority in New Mexico, Blosser practiced as an associate in the Santa Fe office of Atkin Olshin Schade Architects for ten years. She has lectured widely on the importance of cultural and environmental sustainability. Her work has been featured in Architectural Record, Indian Country Today, American Indian Report, Affordable Housing Finance, Progressive Planning, and in books including Growing Urban Habitats: Seeking a New Housing Development Model, The Public Interest Design Guidebook, and New Architecture on Indigenous Lands. Jamie served on the Enterprise Green Communities technical advisory group for the 2011 and 2015 Criteria, helping to develop a new tribal and rural pathway for compliance. Jamie graduated with a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
Rodger Boyd has worked in economic and community development, affordable housing and governmental relations for decades, emphasizing the establishment of sustainable reservation economies and communities. From 2002 through 2015 he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP), Department of Housing and Urban Development. While there he directed federal programs to foster safe, decent and affordable housing for Native Americans in the U.S. HUD ONAP recipients included 567 Federally recognized Indian tribes, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Previously, he served as a Program Manager for the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI), U.S. Department of the Treasury. Rodger holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of New Mexico and a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.
Tomasita Duran has been the Executive Director of the Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority for 19 years and is an enrolled tribal member of Ohkay Owingeh Tribe. She has overseen the rehabilitation of over 300 dwellings on the Ohkay Owingeh reservation and manages a housing stock of 75 units. She works directly with the officials of the Ohkay Owingeh Tribal Council, as well as funding institutions and private, state and federal agencies to develop housing and preserve the cultural legacy of her Pueblo. Tomasita currently serves on the NDC Tax Credit Advisory Board, Tsay Corporation Board of Directors, Cha Piyeh, Inc. Board of Directors, and the Sustainable Native Collaborative Board of Directors.
Ed Rosenthal is Vice President and Director of the Enterprise National Rural and Native American Initiative. Since 2008, he has directed all of Enterprise’s rural housing development activities nationwide, with a focus on Native American and farmworker housing issues as well as rural housing preservation. Previously, Ed served as director of Enterprise’s New Mexico office, where he provided a variety of financial and technical assistance tools to community development and local government organizations. Enterprise’s New Mexico-based partners have created more than 1,500 affordable homes, many incorporating green building and planning concepts, and many specifically designed to address regional inequities in access to decent housing. Ed received his law degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., where he helped numerous tenant organizations convert their apartment buildings into affordable housing cooperatives.