Board and Staff

Board of Directors

Gabrielle Strong
Board Chair (2008) 
Sisseton Wahpeton & Mdewakanton Dakota

Mary Erler Peters
Vice Chair (2002) 
Retired
Co-Founder

Darin Minkel
Treasurer (2015)
Business Consultant
Lower Sioux Community

Winona Goodthunder
Secretary (2015)
Minnesota State University Moorehead Student & Check and Connect Monitor,
Fargo Public Schools
Lower Sioux Community

Evelyn Tsinnijinne
At-Large (2015)
Personal Training & Health Professional
Lower Sioux Descendant

Staff

Eileen O’Keefe
Program & Finance Director
Lower Sioux Community
eokeefe@dakotawicohan.com

Doris Stands
Program Assistant
Lower Sioux Community
dstands@dakotawicohan.com

Laverne Goodthunder
Youth Worker
Lower Sioux Community

Ryan Dixon
Youth Worker
Pine Ridge

Dylan Jubera
Office Assistant
Lower Sioux Community
djubera@dakotawicohan.com

Advisors

Walter LaBatte Jr
Artist, retired, proficient speaker
Upper Sioux Community

Iyekiyapiwiƞ Darlene St. Clair
Professor, St. Cloud State University
Lower Sioux Community

Community Language Leaders

Samantha Odegard
Upper Sioux Community

Vanessa Goodthunder
Lower Sioux Community

Ryan Dixon
Pine Ridge