Angela Sears

Executive Director 

Angela Sears is an Oregon Native and proud member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. She attended The University of Oregon and achieved a BS in Journalism and Communications. She worked four years as the Program Coordinator prior to her current position, and she continues to enjoy working in Tribal Philanthropy.

Phone: (503) 879-1401

Angela Schlappie

Program Coordinator

Angela is a proud member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, where she is also a volunteer on the Tribal Member Review Board as well as a volunteer for the Enrollment Committee. She has lived in Oregon all her life and grew up in the Salem area. Prior to joining the Spirit Mountain Community Fund, Angela worked at Spirit Mountain Casino for nearly 19 years. Angela has experience in Human Resources, Corporate Finance, Marketing and Information Technology. Angela received her BS in Psychology and MS in Criminal Justice at Western Oregon University. She is a motivated and skilled member of our team!

Phone: (503) 879-1462


Jesse Knight

Grants Coordinator

Jesse Knight is member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and has lived in Oregon most of his life. He served as an Administrative Assistant and Grants Coordinator in the recent past, and he is very happy to return to Tribal Philanthropy. 

Phone: (503) 879-1637

Marissa Leno

Administrative Assistant

Marissa has served the Grand Ronde tribe in various capacities for a number of years. She has an extensive background supporting tribal programs with direct customer service experience & she has been a wonderful addition to the Community Fund team!

Phone: (503) 879-1400