STAFF

Meet The Team

Christmas 2017

Staff Being STaff

Nancy Mason


Nancy Mason is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation. She obtained a Master of Human Relations degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked with youth and families since 1993 as a direct care staff, child welfare worker and as a program development specialist. Her primary focus has been in working with teenagers as they transition to adulthood. Nancy specializes in Positive Youth Development, Person Centered Planning, youth advisory boards/youth councils, event planning, life skills implementation, group facilitation and strategic planning. Nancy has assisted in the development of the Native Pathways to Adulthood and the Presenting with Purpose curriculum for foster youth and service providers. Nancy is a certified facilitator of Youth Mental Health First Aid, Youth Thrive, Talk Saves Lives, Nurturing Parenting, Making a Difference, and Proud Choices.





Samantha Coon


Samantha Coon is a Muscogee (Creek) citizen. She is of the Ecaswv (Beaver) Clan and is of the New Tulsa Tribal Town. She obtained her Associate of Arts from Seminole State College and Bachelor of Biblical Studies from Indian Bible College of Northern Arizona. Samantha has been involved in working with Native youth and youth adults since 2012 through various opportunities across Oklahoma and the U.S. Samantha is passionate about the care and guidance that our young Mvskoke people need, and to encourage them to pursue their dreams, goals, and the possibilities and potential that they ALL have within themselves. Samantha is a certified facilitator of Talk Saves Lives and Nurturing Parenting.





Jasmyne Jack


Jasmyne Jack is a Muscogee (Creek) citizen and is a descendant of the Skunk Clan. She graduated from OSUIT-Okmulgee with her Associate's Degree in Allied Health. She has been involved in working with Native youth and adults since 2012. Jasmyne is a founding member of the Mvskoke Nation Youth Council. Her passion is mental health and to encourage and help native youth and their families to heal and become the best versions of themselves. Jasmyne is a certified facilitator of Making Proud Choices, Making a Difference, QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), Talk Saves Lives, and Nurturing Parenting.





Nancy Mason


Nancy Mason is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation. She obtained a Master of Human Relations degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked with youth and families since 1993 as a direct care staff, child welfare worker and as a program development specialist. Her primary focus has been in working with teenagers as they transition to adulthood. Nancy specializes in Positive Youth Development, Person Centered Planning, youth advisory boards/youth councils, event planning, life skills implementation, group facilitation and strategic planning. Nancy has assisted in the development of the Native Pathways to Adulthood and the Presenting with Purpose curriculum for foster youth and service providers. Nancy is a certified facilitator of Youth Mental Health First Aid, Youth Thrive, Talk Saves Lives, Nurturing Parenting, Making a Difference, and Proud Choices.





Elizabeth Rowland


Elizabeth Rowland is a citizen of the Muscogee Nation. She is a daughter of Kaccvlke (Panther Clan) and is of the Coweta Tribal Town. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Arts & Sciences. Through several past jobs, she has worked with youth as an educator and mentor—one of which being an English teacher. She has a deep passion for language, culture, and art and hopes to use these passions to encourage other youth to learn the Mvskoke language and continue Mvskoke cultural arts while still achieving their own personal dreams.





Samantha Coon


Samantha Coon is a Muscogee (Creek) citizen. She is of the Ecaswv (Beaver) Clan and is of the New Tulsa Tribal Town. She obtained her Associate of Arts from Seminole State College and Bachelor of Biblical Studies from Indian Bible College of Northern Arizona. Samantha has been involved in working with Native youth and youth adults since 2012 through various opportunities across Oklahoma and the U.S. Samantha is passionate about the care and guidance that our young Mvskoke people need, and to encourage them to pursue their dreams, goals, and the possibilities and potential that they ALL have within themselves. Samantha is a certified facilitator of Talk Saves Lives and Nurturing Parenting.