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

Pamala Warren-Chase

Administrative Assistant

Pamala is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.  She grew up in the Coos County area and has lived most of her life in Oregon.  She has an AAS degree in Criminal Justice from Chemeketa Community College and is a S.A.L.T. volunteer with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Dallas, Oregon. Past experience with CTGR has been as the Secretary for Social Services and Community Health, and as a Security Officer at Spirit Mountain Casino.  She is proud to be a part of the Tribe’s Philanthropic work.

Phone: (503) 879-1400