Our Board of Directors

Larry White, Sr.

Mr. Larry White, Sr. is a traditional teacher. An enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, he is retired from a lifetime of hard work in difficult conditions on and off the Navajo Nation. He has worked on the railroads in Kansas, in the Colorado mines, and in food service in Chinle and red Mesa schools. He now lives in Teec Nos Pos, Arizona on the Navajo Nation. A foster grandparent, he is deeply committed to educating youth in Navajo cultural traditions and raising them well.

Lula Parrish

Ms. Lula Parish is an entrepreneur in Farmington, New Mexico. A fluent Navajo language speaker, she is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and interested in fostering small business development.

Carl Abramsen

CBI’s newest board member is Mr. Carl Abramsen. As a Phoenix, Arizona native of Korean and Virgin Island descent, Mr. Abramsen brings a diversity of knowledge and experience to contribute to the decision making effectiveness of the Board of Directors. Mr. Abramsen is a well-known former football and track/field athlete with an extensive background in the construction trade. His knowledge has contributed greatly in crafting and implementing the HUD Youthbuild project and CBI’s train 10 program (an economic development initiative that educates Navajo high school graduates and athletes to become personal trainers and business owners in the fitness industry). Mr. Abramsen most directly serves the board and agency by dedicating his time to overseeing the operations of CBI’s non-emergency medical and taxi transportation services