Coyote Valley Tribal Administration and Fiscal Department
The Coyote Valley Tribal Administration and Fiscal Department address the overall needs of Tribal Members and the community. All the departments of Coyote Valley’s Tribal Operations are under the supervision of the Tribal Administrator, and each department has a number of programs that benefit tribal members and the community. Administrative Staff are available during normal business hours to aid Tribal Members with their needs and requests for assistance. We also encourage all Tribal Members to fill out employment applications in order to be considered for open and future positions with the Tribe.
Ghazal Mahdavian was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Ms. Mahdavian attended the University of Florida, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and minor in Criminology in 2002. Ms. Mahdavian then attended the University of Miami where she received her Juris Doctorate in Law in 2005.
Upon graduating, Ms. Mahdavian became an Assistant Public Defender for the Miami Office of the Public Defender. During her time there, Ms. Mahdavian tried over 65 felony and misdemeanor jury trials, and ended her time with the office as a Felony Training Attorney, supervising and training new staff. Ms. Mahdavian also formed a private law practice in Miami, where she specialized in criminal and family law.
Upon moving to California, Ms. Mahdavian accepted a position as Court Manager with the Northern California Intertribal Court System, which Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians is a member of. During her time there she was responsible for program development and sustainability. She also served as grant writer and was able to secure $450,000 for the development of a domestic violence program. Ms. Mahdavian joined Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians in early 2015 as Tribal Administrator.
Margaret “Markie” Olea
Margaret “Markie” Olea began serving the Tribe in 1994 where she spent 2 years as a Fiscal Clerk in the Tribe’s Administration Office where she received on-the-job training through the OJT Program sponsored by CIMC.
In 1996 she relocated to Southern California to be with her family. With the experience she acquired while working for the Tribe, Margaret retained a position in office management where she was able to gained essential skills working in a professional office environment. She returned to Redwood Valley upon accepting a position of Assistant Director for the Tribe’s Education Department. Today, Margaret works in the Tribe’s Fiscal Department where she currently holds the position of Fiscal Manager. Margaret has her Associates Degree in General Education. She is currently attending Mendocino College and working toward her Associates Degree in Accounting. She hopes to someday receive a Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Business Administration.
Margaret has also served on the Coyote Valley Gaming Commission where she gained valuable experience in Tribal Gaming. In December 2012 she was elected by the Membership to serve as Council Member-at-Large on the Tribal Council.
Leisha began working as the Accounting Manager in August of 2017. She grew up in Mendocino County. Upon graduating high school at Ukiah High, she embarked on her pursuit of her Bachelor of Science – Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting, which she completed in 1984 at City Unviersity in Seattle, Washington.
Leisha’s has worked in Accounting her entire career, starting as an assistant Bookkeeper while still in High School. She has held positions with Unigard Insurance Group, Honeywell – Marine Systems Division, Lake County Tribal Health, the County of Lake and California Human Development. She has also worked for and with multiple CPA firms locally. Her experience in Governmental Accounting brought her to Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians as the Accounting Manager.
BIA Food Assistance Application
BIA Utility Assistance
LIHEAP Utility Assistance Application
Change of Address Form
Commission and Committee Application
Burial Assistance Request
Gym Facility Use Form
Minors Trust Account Application
Request for Assistance