Letitia Chambers is a scholar and collector of Native American art and former chief executive officer of the Heard Museum. She has been involved in issues affecting Native Americans throughout her career including serving as a trustee of the Institute of American Indian Arts and as a founding director and board chair of the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums. Prior to this, she had a long and distinctive career in education and public policy at the federal and state levels as well as in the private sector. In 1979, Chambers became the first woman staff director to lead a major standing committee of the US Senate. She was appointed by President Clinton as US Representative to the United Nations General Assembly in 1996. In 2004, she was appointed to lead the Higher Education agency for the State of New Mexico. Chambers has curated several exhibitions at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe including Clearly Indigenous. She lives in Santa Fe.