Michael Cherry

Executive Director

Michael Cherry was born and raised in Oregon and is a proud member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde where she began her career in Indian Child Welfare in 1990. Most recently she worked for Spirit Mountain Casino as a Marketing Manager from 2009 to 2017 and prior to that served as the Employee Development Manager for Human Resources for five years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and is studying for her Master’s degree. She is happily married with 5 children, two grandsons & a granddaughter residing in Salem, Oregon. Michael feels honored to be serving in her role as the Executive Director for the Spirit Mountain Community Fund for the past four years and representing her tribe.

Phone: 503-879-1401

Angela Sears

Program Coordinator

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 comes to SMCF from the marketing department at Spirit Mountain Casino, and is excited to begin her new adventure in Tribal Philanthropy.

Phone: 503-879-1462

Jim Holmes

Grants Coordinator

Jim Holmes is a Native Oregonian born and raised in Salem and a proud member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. He has spent the past several years working for the Tribe in the Human Resources Department. Jim is excited to be part of SMCF and looks forward to assisting non profit organizations navigate the process.

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 & will be a wonderful addition to the Community Fund team, congrats & welcome aboard Marissa!

Phone: 503-879-1400