The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska operates within a designated service area covering fifteen counties in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Iowa. The Tribe has office sites located in five of these counties. In Nebraska, PTN offices are established in Niobrara, Norfolk, Lincoln, and Omaha. In Iowa, there is a PTN office in Sioux City.

Please note that some services are restricted to the service area only.

Tribal Administration

Tribal Affairs

Executive Director of Tribal Affairs (Vacant)

Health Services

Dr. Janelle Ali-Dinar, Chief Executive Officer

Rhiannon Pitzl, Chief Operating Officer


Jessica Gadeken, Chief Financial Officer

Human Resources

Shannon Rowen, MS, MA, SHRM-SCP, Director of Human Resources

Tribal Development

Stephanie Geery-Zink, Grant Manager

General Information

Ponca Youth Enrichment Fund

Ponca Youth Enrichment Fund Application

Policy for members in the SDA

Policy for members outside of SDA

Programs and Services Guide

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Organizational Chart

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