Advisory Committee

  • The MPCWIC has established a Bi-Regional Advisory Committee comprised of key state and tribal agency administrators, private-not-for-profit child welfare agencies and other community stakeholders in child welfare to provide direction in the development of processes and outcomes for MPCWIC
  • Members are selected for their expertise and interest in the field of child welfare
  • The Bi-Regional Advisory Committee meets on a quarterly basis, via either, face-to-face meetings or conference calls.

Region 6

 

Region 8

 

Tribes in Regions 6 & 8

 

  • TexasJoyce James, LMSW-AP
    Associate Deputy Commissioner
    TX Health and Human Services Commission
    Center for Elimination of Disproportionality & Disparities
    4900 North Lamar Blvd., Mail Code: 1479
    Austin, Texas 78751
    (512) 438-3396
    Joyce.james@dfps.state.tx.us
  • T TA NetworkSarah Webster ACSW, LMSW-AP
    Child Welfare Consultant
    1104 S. Gabriel Drive
    Leander, TX 78641
    (512) 528-0992
    sarahwebster8@aol.com
  • OklahomaBarbara Findeiss
    Executive Director
    Child Abuse Network
    2829 Sheridan
    Tulsa, OK 74129
    (918) 624-0209
    bfindeiss@childabusenetwork.org
  • ArkansasConnie Hickman Tanner
    Juvenile Division Director
    Arkansas Judiciary Administrative Office of the Courts
    625 Marshall St. Suite 1100
    Little Rock, AR 72201
    (501)682-9404
    connie.tanner@arkansas.gov
  • MontanaShirley K. Brown
    Division Director
    Montana Department of Health and Human Services
    Child and Family Services Division
    DPHHS P.O. Box 8005
    Helena, MT 59604-8005
    (406) 444-5906
    sbrown@mt.gov
  • WyomingLisa Gossert, LCSW-405
    Child Welfare Services Supervisor
    Casey Family Programs
    130 Hobbs Avenue
    Cheyenne, WY 82009
    (307) 638-2564 ext 37245
    lgossert@casey.org
  • ColoradoPatricia Schene, Ph.D.
    CW Consultant
    American Humane
    5931 Silverthorn Run
    Littleton, CO 80125
    (720) 972-2707
    pschene@aol.com
  • North Dakota Peter Tunseth
    Director
    Children and Family Services Training Center
    University of North Dakota
    225 Centennial Drive, STOP 7090
    Grand Forks, ND 58202-7090
    (701)777-3442
    PeteTunseth@mail.end.nodak.edu
  • UtahBrent Platt
    Regional Director
    Division of Child and Family Services
    150 East Center St., 5th Floor
    Provo, Utah 84606
    (801) 368-5122
    BPlatt@utah.gov
  • OklahomaLinda Woodward
    Director
    Cherokee Nation Department of Children, Youth and Family Services
    P.O. Box 948
    Tahlequah, OK 74465
    (918) 456-0671
    Linda-woodward@cherokee.org
  • South DakotaEmily Iron Cloud-Koenen
    Independent Contractor
    United Families Collaborative Circle
    P.O. Box 604
    Pine Ridge, SD 57770
    (605) 747-5141
    eickoenen@yahoo.com
  • ColoradoLucille A. Echohawk
    Independent Consultant
    Indian Child Welfare Expert
    6102 Cole Ln.
    Arvada, CO 80004
    lechohawk@comcast.net
  • LouisianaKaren Matthews
    Chitimacha Tribe
    Louisiana Human Services Department
    P.O. Box 520
    Charenton, LA 70523
    (337) 923-7000
    karen@chitimacha.gov
  • New MexicoCaroline Dailey, LISW
    Isleta Social Services
    P.O. Box 1270
    Isleta, NM 87022
    (505)724-9231
    Fax: (505) 869-5923
    poi05001@isletapueblo.com
  • New MexicoShelly C. Chimoni
    Executive Director, All Indian Pueblo Council
    2401 12th St. NW
    Albuquerque, NM 87104
    Direct Line: 505-881-1992
    Fax Line: 505-883-7682
    schimo@ashiwi.org

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