About NICWC, Inc.

 

Misty Frazier, MA
Executive Director

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
Assistant Director

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
Administrative Assistant 

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 WorkShe 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.  

LaToya  Benally

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

There is

65%

Tribal Enrollment on our board.

There are

7

Tribal Nations represented on our board.

Our Executive Officers

Liz Lovejoy Brown
Chair/President
Grant Administrator for Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
Omaha Tribe

Chiara Cournoyer
Vice President
Human Services Director, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
Yankton Sioux Tribe

Greg Donovan
Treasurer
Director, Santee Sioux Nation Society of Care
MPA

Candi Marcantel, MAOM-PA
Secretary
Supervisor,
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

Mosiah Harlan
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

Donna Larson
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
Legal Director,
Nebraska Appleseed

Larry Thomas
Facilities Director, Ohiya Casino and Resort
Santee Sioux Nation of Nebraska

Amanda Docter
Program Coordinator – Tribal Focus 

Nebraska DHHS

Cornelius Levering
Child Welfare Program Manager, NE Appleseed

Omaha Tribe of Nebraska

Verna “Betsy” Spotted Wood
Registered Nurse, Adventure Staffing

PoncaTribe of Nebraska

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