Guiding Council

GEDAKINA follows a traditional indigenous methodology of leadership where leadership has equal Voice – and decisions are made through consensus; with careful deliberation of how decisions will impact the current and next seven generations.

Judy Dow, (Winooski Abenaki), is the Executive Director of SABA, and a life-long award winning educator who specializes in sharing indigenous knowledge with children. Judy is also on the Board of Directors for OYATE and the Native American Scouting Association.

Marc Ranco, MSW, LCSW, (Penobscot), is a social worker with the Veterans Administration at Togus. (ME)

Susan Soctomah, M.S.W. LCSW, (Passamaquoddy), is a licensed clinical social worker presently employed as a medical social worker with an outpatient mental health agency in Bangor, Maine.