MSW, CSW, CCEP
Community Engagement & Indigenous Affairs Director
“I believe in doing all things with love and walking with our community on their healing journey.”
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Boozhoo nindenewemaaganag Zhaangwewekamigookwe nindizhinikaaz. Odaawaa-Zaaga'iganiing nindonjabaa migizii nindodem!
Jamie identifies as a Native American and enrolled member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribe of Wisconsin, Eagle clan. She is a proud wife, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, auntie, and friend.
She humbly served within Indian Country for over 17 years and spent sixteen of those years with the Forest County Potawatomi tribe in various roles. In her positions as the Community Engagement & Indigenous Affairs Director, Jamie supports our virtual community wellness programming, facilitates support groups, individual counseling, and works closely with our community partners in connecting our relatives to services and resources. In her role at HIRWI, Jamie serves on the Wisconsin Department of Justice Missing and Murdered Indigenous Task Force committee and workgroups.
Jamie earned her BSW, Bachelors in Social Work, and her MSW, Masters in Social Work, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a Certified Social Worker (CSW) for the State of Wisconsin, Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP), and Co-founder/Co-facilitator of a monthly Native Wellness Grassroots support group.
She is a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault, and addiction. Jamie carries the Seven Grandfather teachings with her along her journey. Through intentional acts of love and care for our communities, Jamie believes that together we will heal. She is passionate about sharing life with her family, learning her culture, walking in nature, and performing music with her husband.