April Ybarra Black
(503) 222-4044, Ext. 140
Born and raised in San Diego, California, April moved to Portland, Oregon, to earn a bachelor’s degree in history from Reed College and also holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Washington’s iSchool. After spending a year serving as the AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer program specialist at the Native American Youth and Family Center in Portland, April joined NICWA in 2010 as a member of the project support team and became executive assistant to Sarah Kastelic in 2013. In 2023, April was promoted into her current role as development manager, where she uses her background in research and information organization to secure resources that support NICWA’s important work in service of the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.