Board of Directors

Cathy Adams-Bomar

Board Member

Cathy Adams-Bomar served as the regional administrator for the Administration for Children and Families Region X, before retiring in 2016. The region is comprised of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington state. In this capacity, she oversees the high-priority human services initiatives of the agency, administrative leadership and support for ACF Seattle staff, and human service emergency planning, preparedness, and response. Cathy Adams-Bomar is a US Navy veteran and worked as a civilian for the Department of the Navy for over 25 years. Her career included leadership roles in domestic violence prevention and intervention, family advocacy, child counseling, and human services management. She has supervised large teams and managed a broad range of social service programs, including family advocacy, sexual assault prevention and response, new parent support, inter-cultural relations, and crisis response, serving thousands of U.S. military members and their families.

She has spent more than fifteen years providing services overseas and has a deep respect for cultural traditions. Adams-Bomar holds a bachelor’s in sociology and a master’s in social work. While a graduate student, she was involved in developing screening tools and program materials for the Department of Defense Demonstration Program that continues today as the New Parent Support Program, providing home visitation services to military families throughout the world. Adams-Bomar previously held numerous positions as a civilian employee for the U.S. Navy having served in many capacities worldwide including leadership roles in Spain, Japan, and the U.S. Northwest region. She has three grown children, two grandsons, and a granddaughter.

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Betsy Tulee

Board Member

Betsy Tulee began her social work career in 1988 at United Indians of All Tribes Foundation as a case manager, foster home licensor and community advocate, serving the American Indian/Alaskan Native population in the Puget Sound area. She began her work at DSHS in 1992 as a CPS Social Worker in the Native American Unit in Seattle.

After working in CPS for five years, Betsy served in various capacities for DSHS including as a Children’s Administration Academy Trainer, a Social Work Supervisor and as an Indian Child Welfare Program Manager. Betsy began working for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe in 2013 as a Project Manager and also a case manager for Muckleshoot children under the jurisdiction of State agencies. On October 1, 2020 Betsy began serving as the Practice Consultant and Tribal Liaison for DCYF, Region 3. Betsy is an enrolled member of Makah Nation and most importantly, she is a grandmother of four granddaughters and mother of three daughters.

Cheebo Frazier

Board Member

Cheebo Frazier is an experienced business operator in the hospitality and tribal enterprise arena with over 25 years of experience working within Tribal & surrounding Communities. She has extensive years collaborating with PNW Tribes and county, state and federal government agencies in the South Puget Sound. She has served as COO and CEO of the Nisqually Tribe’s corporate arm for nearly a decade. She is a board member for the Nisqually Tribal Health and Wellness Center Traditional Healing Program. The primary mission of her work has always been to contribute to creating sustainable community wellness and resilience. She has served on tribal community task force groups designed for anti-human trafficking, drug abuse, homelessness, training needs assessment and community needs assessment. 

Cheebo was raised, attended school and has worked on her traditional tribal lands throughout her life and was fortunate to spend her college years travelling throughout the nation as far as New Hampshire, Dartmouth College. Experiences studying abroad at the University of Rio De Janeiro also helped shape her views and perspectives of socio economically challenged regions and communities. She has most recently become a candidate for a doctoral degree in Education as an Indigenous Community Leader at University of Washington. Cheebo rears a large blended family and has been proud of her children’s accomplishments, always in support of their learning and growth opportunities. She is a foster parent and proud grandmother. Cheebo is semi-retired and a full-time graduate student seeking opportunities to collaborate in creating a safer and more beautiful world through connections, action planning and traditional values.

Dawn Pullin

Board Member

Dawn Pullin, Spokane Tribal Citizen, is the Tribal Liaison for the Washington State Patrol. Dawn has been working for the Washington State Patrol for 3+-years.

Her work experience includes working for the Indian Health Service as a Contracting Officer, the Spokane Tribe’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families as their Director and later as the Spokane Tribe’s Chief Executive Officer.

Dawn is also an entrepreneur and owns her own health and wellness company and has recently initiated her own non-profit organization. She recently joined the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition Board as well as the Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative Board.

In 2003, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University and in 2006, she completed her MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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