Board Of Directors

Board Of Directors

The Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board is governed by eighteen Board of Directors, including 18 Tribal Presidents, Chairpersons, or Delegates, from the Tribal Nations and Trenton entity, within the 4-state Service Area of Iowa, Nebraska, South, and North Dakota. Each Representative of the Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board membership represents their constituent’s interests – the tribally enrolled members within their respective communities.

The Board of Directors meets quarterly to set management and oversight policies and select Great Plains Area representatives for the United States Department of Health and Human Service tribal advisory committees for agencies, including the Indian Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, and others. In addition, the Board discusses national issues, sets policy agendas, deliberates over health priorities, and guides the GPTLHB in providing quality care, outreach, and representation.

The GPTLHB serves and advocates for the 18 tribal communities within the Service Area, including more than 220,000 tribal members. It is one of our responsibilities to represent tribal interests on the local and national level, to improve the health of our relatives.

Executive Committee

  • Roger Trudell, Chairman
    Santee Sioux Nation
    108 Spirit Lake Ave W
    Niobrara, NE 68760
  • Victoria Kitcheyan, Vice Chairwoman
    Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
    100 Bluff Street
    Winnebago, NE 68071
  • Bernita In The Woods, Secretary
    Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
    PO Box 590
    Eagle Butte, SD 57625
  • Robert Flying Hawk, Treasurer 
    Yankton Sioux Tribe
    P.O. Box 1153
    Wagner, SD 5738
  • Rudy PapakeeAt-Large Member
    Meskwaki Nation/Sac & Fox Tribe of Mississippi Indians in Iowa
    1646 308th St.
    Tama, IA 52339

Board Members

  • Clyde Estes, Chairman
    Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
    187 Oyate Circle
    Lower Brule, SD 57548
  • Douglas Yankton, Chairman
    Spirit Lake Nation
    PO Box 359
    Fort Totten, ND 58335
  • Kevin Killer, President
    Oglala Sioux Tribe
    P.O. Box 2070/Highway 18 Main Street
    Pine Ridge, SD, 57770
  • Janet Alkire, Chairwoman
    Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
    PO Box D / 1 Standing Rock Ave
    Fort Yates, ND 58853
  • Leander Merrick, Chairman
    Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
    PO Box 368
    Macy, NE 68039
  • Duane Rabbe Jr., Chairman
    Trenton Indian Service Area
    331 4th Ave E
    Trenton, ND, 58853
  • Scott Herman, Chairman
    Rosebud Sioux Tribe
    P.O. Box 430
    Rosebud, SD 57570
  • Jamie Azure, Chairman
    Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
    4180 Hwy 281
    Belcourt, ND 58316
  • Delbert Hopkins Jr, Chairman
    Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate
    PO Box 509
    Agency Village, SD 57262
  • Victoria Kitcheyan, Chairwoman
    Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
    100 Bluff Street
    Winnebago, NE 68071
  • Peter Lengkeek, Chairman
    Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
    100 Drifting Goose Dr.
    Fort Thompson, SD 57339
  • Anthony Reider, President
    Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
    603 W Board Ave.
    Flandreau, SD 57028
  • Mark Fox, Chairman
    MHA Nation/ Three Affiliated Tribes
    (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation)
    404 Frontage Road
    New Town, ND 58763
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Flandreau Sioux

Flandreau Sioux

Lower Brule Sioux

Lower Brule Sioux

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

Oglala Sioux Tribe

Oglala Sioux Tribe

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Yankton Sioux

Yankton Sioux

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Meskwaki Nation

Meskwaki Nation

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

Trenton Indian Service Area

Trenton Indian Service Area

Santee sioux nation

Santee sioux nation

Standing Rock Sioux

Standing Rock Sioux

Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation

Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Spirit Lake Tribe

Spirit Lake Tribe

Omaha Nations

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