Deb Nelson Jaune Evans

Executive Director of Tamalpais Trust


Jaune Evans is the Executive Director of Tamalpais Trust which supports indigenous-led global organizations building alliances in the areas of traditional knowledge and education, indigenous rights, cultural integrity, the protection of sacred lands and waters, and gender equity. She has worked in philanthropy and public service for the past twenty-five years. Jaune previously served as Managing Director of Tides Foundation, Executive Director of Lannan Foundation, Executive Director of the New Mexico Community Foundation, and Deputy Director of Public Health for the State of New Mexico. She earned a BA in Humanities from Sarah Lawrence College, an MA in Writing and Public Health from The John Hopkins University, and an MA in Counseling from Southwestern College. Jaune practices Zen in the Bay Area with Norman Fischer and the Everyday Zen sangha, and is a poet and photographer.

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