Tribal Financial Manager Certificate Program - Fall 2015 Cohort

Tempe, Arizona
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

In past cohorts, these have been our Featured Speakers

Corrine Wilson



Corrine has been an accountant and financial officer for tribes for more than 14 years, and has two years of accounting experience with a Fortune 500 manufacturing firm. Additionally, she has more than 15 years of experience with CPA firms performing required audits for tribal governments and their businesses and gaming facilities. Corrine also provides a wide range of financial consulting and training services to tribes.

As an external auditor, her range of experience includes managing engagements for financial statement audits, single audits, organizational development, and forensic procedures specifically designed for the challenges and complexities of tribal organizations. As an in-house financial executive, she spent 14 years managing government and enterprise operations and overseeing the financing of economic development activities for tribes throughout the Southwest, including three years as a CFO for a large tribal healthcare corporation.

She was the NAFOA representative to the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council (GASAC) of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), representing tribal governments in financial and accounting reporting standards (2000-2006). She was one of the project managers for NAFOA’s GASB34 Implementation Guide for Tribal Governments and Tribal Casino Financial Reporting Guide. She is a member of the Ft. McDermitt Paiute‑Shoshone Tribe of Nevada.



Sean McCabe, CPA
Managing Shareholder
Anuskewicz & McCabe

For 17 years, Sean has worked for Native American governments and enterprises in management, regulatory and consulting roles. Sean is the Managing Shareholder for Anuskewicz & McCabe CPAs PC, a Native American owned and operated CPA firm based in Albuquerque, NM.  The firm’s extensive client list spans Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma and specializes in assisting Tribes and Native Nations achieve their financial reporting goals and initiatives. Sean is a recognized speaker on the NIGC’s and NAFOA’s speaker series, providing training and advice on relevant governmental audits and operational issues. Sean is the ex-chairman of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise Board and a current Board member for the Notah Begay II Foundation, Dine Development Corporation and is on the National Council for the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian. Sean’s work has gotten him named to the NCAIED’s “40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders” and the New Mexico Business’ “40 under 40” awards. Sean is full blooded Diné.


Ronald Rosier
Development Counsel
Gila River Indian Community 



Ronald Rosier serves as Development Counsel for the Gila River Indian Community and he works on a variety of business and economic development projects for the Community including complex business transactions, lease agreements and financing agreements.  He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the Navajo Nation Bar Association.  Mr. Rosier previously worked for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation as an Associate Tribal Attorney and subsequently as General Counsel.  Prior to joining the Community’s Office of General Counsel, Mr. Rosier worked in private practice as a partner at Bledsoe Downes & Rosier, PC.  Mr. Rosier is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.



Linus Everling, Attorney
General Counsel
Gila River Indian Community

Linus Everling is the General Counsel for the Gila River Indian Community.   He is admitted to practice law in California, Arizona, the Federal District Court for Northern California, the Federal District Court for Arizona, and the Federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Everling has served as an attorney in the Gila River Indian Community Law Office for more than 13 years.

Mr. Everling’s prior experience includes serving as a public health and a hospital administrator for the Indian Health Service (IHS), including the Chief Executive Officer of the Quentin N. Burdick Hospital in Belcourt, North Dakota and the Winnebago Indian Hospital in Winnebago, Nebraska.  Mr. Everling negotiated Self-Governance/Self Determination (Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act; Public law 93-638, as amended) (“638”) agreements on behalf of IHS during the 1990’s, and currently negotiates 638 agreements on behalf of the Gila River Indian Community, including agreements with federal agencies such as the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and Department of Transportation.   Mr. Everling is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribe, Belcourt, North Dakota.

JD Candidate 2016
Arizona State University 
Sandra Day O'Connor 
College of Law 

Racheal White Hawk is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and was born and raised in Grand Island, Nebraska.  I attended college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I majored in International Studies. Prior to law school, I researched water pollution in China through a Fulbright grant.  I also worked at the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs and was a reporter for the Native Daughters magazine.  I am currently attending the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU and am the Vice President of the Native American Law Students Association.  I am also Editor-in-Chief Elect of Jurimetrics, the official journal of the American Bar Association's Section of Science & Technology Law.  Last year I completed a fellowship with the Indian Law Resource Center and researched various topics including tribal court sentencing power, tribal domestic violence jurisdiction, sex trafficking, tribal elections, and sacred site protection.  This summer I will be working at Lewis Roca Rothgerber in their Tribal Affairs Practice Group. 





Contact Information

  • American Indian Policy Institute
    250 E. Lemon Street
    Discovery Hall, suite 272
    Tempe, AZ 85287-2603

    Office Phone Number: (480) 965-1055

    Continuing Professional Education Information
    You can earn up to 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits through the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA).

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    Arizona State University
    P.O. Box 872603
    Tempe, AZ 85287-2603

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