Board of Directors

People's Partner for Community Development is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are local and have extensive experience in community and small business development.

JUNE BEARTUSK

President/Chairperson

June is a consultant and grant writer with Old Bear & Associates and Evergreen International, Inc., in securing funding for low-income housing projects and the development of “Green Fields at Pablo Project” to meet the needs of food sovereignty in Indian Country.  June previously held a position as the MSPI (Methamphetamine & Suicide Prevention Initiative) Prevention Specialist for the Northern Cheyenne Board of Health and Coordinator of the Northern Cheyenne War on Meth Community Coalition.  June currently serves as the Chair for the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation-BGCNCN Best Beginnings Early Childhood Community Coalition and also serves as a board member on the Chief Dull Knife College Fund Board.  Mrs. Beartusk, mother of seven (five are enrolled members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe) and a grandmother to four.

ROXANNE BRAINE

Vice President

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NIZHONI FRIESZ

Treasurer

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ANNETTE SCALPCANE

Secretary

Annette works for National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center as the Accountant. She brings extensive knowledge about the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Court System and lending foreclosure practices from her work as the Clerk of Court, as well as her previous role in the Office of the Prosecution within the Tribe. Prior to her work at NIWRC, Annette was a Staff Accountant for the Central Finance Department of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, primarily working with Federal Grants. Annette received her Associate of Arts Degree from Chief Dull Knife College and attended Rocky Mountain College, studying Business Management. Annette is a traditional artisan and small business owner. Mrs. Scalpcane, the Mother of three and Grandmother of three, is an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.

LORANZY MCMANKIN

Board Member

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Honoring

BARBARA BRAIDED HAIR

Founding Member and Board Chairperson

People's Partner for Community Development would not be where it is today without Barbara Braided Hair. Barbara was a founding member in 1999 and was an instrumental piece until her passing on July 10, 2019. Although Barbara is not with us any more, the values and teachings continue to flow through PPCD as we continue to serve the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.