Shana Greenberg Barehand, Business Diversity and Marketing Manager
Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
Shana Greenberg Barehand, originally from Los Angeles, is Mono Indian from the Cold Springs Rancheria in California. Shana holds a law degree from Arizona State University as wells as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, Long Beach. Shana supported herself entirely through college and law school. Her previous jobs include working at the Southern California Indian Center, Indian education program counselor, waitressing, and bartending.
As an attorney, she has worked for the United States Environmental Protection Agency as an environmental enforcement attorney, the Federal Communications Commission as the senior tribal advisor to the Commissioner, and for Washington state Department of Revenue as the Tribal Liaison. Her expertise in creating and leading innovative new programs led her to Department of Enterprise Services, where she established the Procurement, Inclusion and Equity (PIE) program. The PIE program helps lead the state’s effort to procure more goods and services from small, diverse, veteran owned businesses.
In a volunteer capacity, she coaches soccer, serves on the Tumwater School District’s Equity Committee, and is the co-founder of the Wa-Ya Outdoor Institute, the state’s only outdoor camp that teaches outdoor adventure, STEM, and intertwines indigenous culture and knowledge. She has previously served as the treasurer of the National Native American Bar Association, as the Chair of the advisory board for the Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS), Washington DC, and is a founding board member and past treasurer for the Society of American Indian Government Employees.
Shana is married to actor/filmmaker Jeffrey Barehand and has five children. As a family, they participate in a diverse array of experiences including volunteering for important causes, dancing at Pow Wows, and snowboarding.