Romajean Thomas, M.A., Executive Director ~Feed Seven Generations
My name is Romajean Thomas, and I am a member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. My academic background consists of a BA Degree in Human Services from Antioch First Peoples’ Program, and a M.A. degree in Strategic Communication from Antioch Seattle’s Graduate Institute. My most recent academic pursuit has been Business Operations Management, and Project Management Graduate Certs from University of Washington (Bothell),School of Business.
The last 15 years of my career have been dedicated to working for my tribal people, and teaching to promote the restoration of cultural health practices i.e. gathering, hunting, fishing, and sustainability practices. My new role as Executive Director of FEED Seven Generations is such an honor because I can blend my passion and my purpose to do food + medicine work with my Tribal People. Aho’
Wendy Burdette, B.A., Business Manager ~ Feed Seven Generations
Wendy Burdette is a member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe located on a plateau between the Green and White Rivers approximately 20 miles south of Seattle, Washington. Prior to joining FEED, she worked as a Manager of Naval Supply both domestically and internationally and served on the front lines of support for soldiers returning from and deploying to assignments overseas, particularly to the Middle East. During her tenure overseas (2000-2003), Ms. Burdette received the Bingham Award not once but twice consecutively for demonstrating excellence in customer service and overall operation.
Ms. Burdette went on to work for her Muckleshoot Tribe. She served in various roles in enrollment, Indian Child Welfare Committee, and the Senior and Elders Program. She managed the Senior and Elders Program for 10 years to which she and her staff were able to accomplish the building of a state of the art Elders Facility. Ms. Burdette has a passion to continue to uplift not only her home community but other Tribal communities both on a local and national scale.
Ms. Burdette holds a Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies from the First People’s Program at Antioch University, Seattle. In her free time, she enjoy cooking, harvesting and processing traditional plants and medicines, and hanging with her two grandchildren (Mazzy Rose Ungaro and Gea Bernice Ungaro).