Governance

Governance

Governance

Oversight
The Mille Lacs Band’s Chief Executive, Chief Justice, Speaker of the Assembly and District Representatives have overall oversight responsibility for the effectiveness of the Family Healing to Wellness Court.

Steering Committee
A Steering Committee with members designated by the Mille Lacs Band District Court Judge provides advicesand guidance in the development of Noojimo’wiigamig Inaawanidiwag procedures and addresses any gaps in treatment or services needed by program participants.

Healing Journey Team
A team of individuals work daily with each Healing Journey participant ensuring that services are provided, that program requirements are being complied with, and that progress toward sobriety and family reunification is celebrated. The core Healing Journey Team members include:

Tammy Swanson
Special Magistrate
Presiding Judge

Gilda Burr
Court Administrator

Kerri Johnson
Band Member Legal Aid Director

Laurie Vilas
Tribal Court Peacemaker

Theresa James
Healing to Wellness Court
Case Manager

Pamela Chichila
Guardian ad Litem

Kitty Johnson
Court Clerk II

Abigail Waaranemi
Family Services
Lead Social Worker

Chandell Boyd
Assistant Director
Substance Use Disorders
Department

Christa Danko-Shaller
Deputy Solicitor General

Joe Nayquonabe
Band Elder & Cultural Advisor

Crystal Weckert
Behavioral Health Therapist

Rachel Boyd
Case Manager
Aanijbimaadizing

Ogimaa Giniw (Bobby Eagle)
Cultural Advisor &
Four Winds Representative

Derrick Naumann
Sergeant, Tribal Police