About NICWC, Inc.
Misty Frazier, MA
Member of the Santee Sioux Nation of Nebraska and a descendant of the Tingit of Alaska, Misty has served as Executive Director of NICWC, Inc. since July, 2018. She previously served for 12 years as the Director of the Dakota Tiwahe Service Unit, the Social Services Department for the Santee Sioux Nation. Misty was recognized by the Obama White House as a Champion for Change in 2011 and is excited to educate, advocate and bring people together so that Indian children in Nebraska are culturally connected, rights protected.
Jill Holt, MSW, MPA
Jill has served as the Assistant Director of NICWC since July, 2019. Prior to coming to NICWC, she served as a Program Coordinator at Nebraska DHHS working with the tribal nations and working to improve ICWA compliance in the State of Nebraska. Jill also served as the ICWA Specialist for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. Jill has her Master’s in Social Work and Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Omaha.
Samantha “Sami” Magpie, MSW
Samantha is Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, she grew up in New York and moved to Iowa at 15 years old. Samantha graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2015 with her Bachelors in Social Work. Samantha recently graduated from the University of Iowa with her Master’s in Social Work. She currently works for the Meskwaki Nation Child Support program, but has experience with working as a child welfare case worker and ICWA coordinator for 2 years prior to this position.
Strategy and Development Director
LaToya is a member of the Navajo Nation. She was born and raised in North Platte, NE. LaToya graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with her Bachelors in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. She also has her paralegal certificate from Metropolitan Community College. LaToya recently graduated from Concordia University Chicago with her Master’s in Grant Writing, Management and Evaluation. She has experience in social work, management, and working with the Native American community.
Who We Are
Tribal Enrollment on our board.
Tribal Nations represented on our board.
Our Executive Officers
Liz Lovejoy Brown
Grant Administrator for Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
Human Services Director, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
Yankton Sioux Tribe
Director, Santee Sioux Nation Society of Care
Candi Marcantel, MAOM-PA
Sarpy County CASA
Muscogee Creek Nation
Our Board Members
Nathan Busch, JD
Associate Vice President
Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
Barb Pretends Eagle
Tribal Court Administrator Administrator, Intertribal Court of California
Gwen Porter, MS
Tribal Secretary for Omaha Tribal Council, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
Deputy Director of Child Welfare Operations,
Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
Mary Ann Harvey, JD
Attorney III, Nebraska DHHS
Angi Heller, MS
Engagement Zone Coordinator, UNL Extension Office
Social Services Case Manager Coordinator, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
Grace Johnson, LIMHP
Mental Health Therapist, Owner of Red Nation Healing
Oglala Sioux Tribe
Robbie McEwen, JD
Facilities Director, Ohiya Casino and Resort
Santee Sioux Nation of Nebraska
Program Coordinator – Tribal Focus
Child Welfare Program Manager, NE Appleseed
Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
Verna “Betsy” Spotted Wood
Registered Nurse, Adventure Staffing
PoncaTribe of Nebraska