BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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SADIE YOUNG BIRD

Board President

Director, TAT Victim Services

New Town, ND         

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REV. LARRY THIELE

Treasurer

Pastor, Dakota Oyate Lutheran Church

Tokio, ND

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AMY WHITESHIELD

Board Member

United Tribes Technical College Campus Violence Advocate

Bismarck, ND

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CHERYL DONOVAN

Vice President

Williston, ND

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ALISA WHITE EAGLE

Board Member

Sacred Plume Women's Shelter

Fort Yates, ND

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JOLENE CROSSWHITE

Board Member

Director of the Spirit Lake Victim Services Program. 

STAFF

Our team of employees is comprised of highly trained, experienced individuals who are dedicated to the success of our coalition members.
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SANDRA BERCIER

Executive Director

Sandra is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.  She is wholeheartedly dedicated to her work as the Executive Director of First Nations Women’s Alliance.  Sandra has a Master of Business Administration from Gonzaga University and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Mary.  From a biological perspective Sandra has 4 daughters, 1 son, 7 granddaughters, and 4 grandsons and 1 great-granddaughter.  From a heart perspective she has innumerable children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Sandra lives a humble and traditional life with her love Rick; though, admittedly, she often finds herself in the middle of critical issues where she feels she must stand.  She loves flowers, plants, water, rocks and all things provided by Creator. 

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BONNIE PALECEK

Organizational Development Specialist

Bonnie has worked in the movement to end violence against women for many years. She has been part of FNWA since 2007.

Her responsibilities include policy and organizational development, assisting with grant writing, and technical assistance to coalition members.
She is currently also involved with efforts to create a broader pool of victim specialists to serve in various capacities in Indian Country.

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STACEY KARTES

Executive Administrative Assistant

Stacey has worked with FNWA for the past 5 years as the Executive Administrative Assistant. Prior to that she has had extensive experience working with individuals to find community resourses and housing opportunities.  Stacey brings a wealth of experience in working with victims of domestic violence, and sexual violence. She is looking forward to many more years with FNWA. In her free time, she enjoys being with her young children and animals.

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ASHLEY ROULETTE

Education and Training Coordinator

Ashley is an enrolled member of Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and was raised on Spirit Lake Nation. She is currently the Education Training Community Coordinator for First Nations Women’s Alliance. Her experience includes work with Child Welfare Tribal Social Services and The Crisis Residential Unit. Ashley is also a certified Legal Tribal Advocate a domestic violence advocate, and sexual assault advocate. Ashley is currently the vice-chair for the North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force Tribal Subcommittee. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, she is married and has three beautiful children. 

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RUTHANNA BUFFALO

Special Projects Coordinator

WE ARE A 501C3 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION.  YOUR GENEROSITY HELPS SUSTAIN OUR PROGRAMS.

Thank You!

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First Nations Women's Alliance

PO Box 107

Devil's Lake, ND 58301

701-662-3380

Need help now?

Call:1-800-799-7233

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network)

1-800-656-HOPE

National Human Trafficking Hotline

1-888-373-7888

SMS: 233733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO”)

Teen Abuse Dating Hotline

1-866-331-9474

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