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 wellbeing 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, ND, SD, WI):
Tonya Harjo (Seminole/Muscogee Creek), SCSEP Central Region Program Manager
Paul Durrett, Assistant Program Manager
Brittany Tiffany (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe), Employment Specialist
Edward Irby, Job Developer
Great Plains Region (ND, SD):
Sarah Piersol, SCSEP North Dakota Program Manager
Lynn Wise, Employment Training Consultant
Jamie Anderson, North Dakota Employment Training Consultant
Mamissa Evans, SCSEP South Dakota Program Manager
LuAnn Pfeifle, South Dakota Job Developer
Katrina Cotant, South Dakota Employment and Training Coordinator