Board and Staff

Board of Directors

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

Mary Erler Peters
Vice Chair (2002) 
Lower Sioux Community

Evelyn Luna
Treasurer (2015)
Lower Sioux Community

Leah Thomas
Board Member
Mdewakanton Dakota

Teresa Peterson
At-Large (2018)
Upper Sioux Community

Staff

Eileen O’Keefe
Executive Director
Lower Sioux Community
eokeefe@dakotawicohan.com

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

Gianna Eastman
Youth Coordinator
Sisseton Wahpeton & Mdewakanton Dakota
giannastrong@dakotawicohan.com

Sandra Wade
Office Assistant
Yankton Sioux Community
swade@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