The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) staff is comprised of a passionate, distinguished and highly committed leadership team working to collectively improve health, social services and economic well-being for all American Indian and Alaska Native elders.
Each staff member plays a complementary role to NICOA and each one is committed to operating with the utmost integrity, accountability and responsibility to NICOA’s stakeholders.
NICOA is proud to have leaders who are field experts with proven experience in advocacy, support, technical assistance and training. Together, this group guides the collective efforts of the National Indian Council on Aging.
NICOA’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) staff is comprised of the national SCSEP director, compliance/records manager, three program managers, three employment specialists, three job developer/trainers, a compliance specialist, one project assistant and the receptionist. In addition, the NICOA payroll specialist and payables specialist commit a majority of their time to SCSEP; and the NICOA executive director and finance director are considered part of SCSEP in proportion to their time spent on the grant. A list of key staff follows:
SCSEP Headquarters Office:
Central Region (MN, OK, WI):
Great Plains Region (ND, SD):
Lynn Wise, North Dakota Program Manager
Cindy Haderlie, North Dakota Employment Training Coordinator
Bonnie Davis (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians), North Dakota Employment Training Coordinator
Patrick Enwerem, North Dakota Job Developer
Mamissa Evans, South Dakota Program Manager
LuAnn Pfeifle, South Dakota Job Developer
Karen Artichoker (Oglala Sioux Tribe), South Dakota Employment Training Coordinator
Jessica Snaza, South Dakota Employment Training Coordinator