Angela (Walker) Ramirez joined the STAHS Board of Directors in July of 2017.
A member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, she is the daughter of Russ and Shirley (Ben) Walker. She is the granddaughter of Archie and Victoria (Butler) Ben, the great granddaughter of Chetco and Ella Ben and Bruce and Jane Butler.
Angela has worked for the Siletz Tribe for over 15 years in multiple positions; starting as an on-call Transporter for three years in the Portland Area Office. She then worked in the Self-Sufficiency Program for five years; three years in Portland and two years in Siletz. She worked as the Elders Program Coordinator for five years. Working outside of the Tribe, Angela was the Administrative Assistant at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Siletz Agency for three years until the process of shutting down the Agency resulted in the eventual closure of the Agency. Instead of taking the opportunity to move to the BIA Regional Office, Angela chose to stay in the Siletz Community and return to working for the Tribe as a Social Service Advocate for the Health Family Healthy Child Project for almost two years until it became apparent the grant funding would soon end. Angela began as the Enrollment Officer for the Tribe in April 2015. Angela was elected to the Siletz Tribal Council in February 2018.
Angela is dedicated to seeing the realization of the Tribe having a museum and educational center for Tribal members. Angela’s feelings are that the preservation of our past treasures as well as the necessary teachings to our children to carry on our heritage is of vital importance.