William John, XwelXwelat’se, is a Lummi elder and teacher of the Lummi Language.  In addition to serving on the board when WHRTF first formed in the mid-90s, Bill was also a member of the steering committee that reinstated WHRTF in 2017 – 2018, and continued to serve on the newly reconstituted board through 2021.  He has played a central role in organizing and hosting Intercultural Dinners and other community gatherings that brought people together pre-COVID.