Joel “Joey” Nathan, Executive Director: Ms. Nathan has served as NPHA Executive Director since 2012 and has served the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska in various capacities for more than 24 years, with more than 17 years of experience in production, supervision, scheduling, and project management. Read More
Director of Development
Justine Knapp has served the Northern Ponca Housing Authority in various capacities since 2011. Her roles have included administration, secretarial duties to the NPHA Board of Commissioners, admissions and occupancy of low-income rental units, property management, human resources, development, homeownership and real estate transactions. Read More
Director of Finance
Mr. Magnuson has served as NPHA’s Director of Finance since 2020, and has been with NPHA since 2011. He currently is leading the Finance Department in administrating multiple grants, including the Homeowner Assistance Fund, American Rescue Plan Fund, and multiple ICDBG grants. Read More
Prior to serving as Director of Finance, Don spent six years serving NPHA as the Housing Compliance Officer, and prior to that he served as the Finance Clerk. Before joining NPHA, he acquired 5 years of experience in compliance across multiple fields; including payroll, accounts receivable, and Workers’ Compensation Insurance underwriting. Overall, he has performed various types of account management since 2003, with a drive to always be improving and moving forward. Don is a loyal Wayne State College Wildcat, and has his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with concentrations in Finance and Economics.
Director of Maintenance
Mr. Villalpando has been the Director of Maintenance for Northern Ponca Housing Authority (NPHA) for over 12 years. He has been working for (NPHA) since 2001. He has extensive background in housing rehabilitation. He has been working in the construction field for 24 years and has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Building construction. He has construction management experience in residential construction, procurement, estimation and cost projection and planning and budgeting preparation. Read More
Admissions & Occupancy Specialist
Theodora Georgett Medel has been with NPHA since 2010 and serves as the Admissions & Occupancy Specialist. Some of Ms. Medel’s duties include procurement, bids and contracting for our ICDBG/IHBG projects, administrates the HOHIA program, scheduling work orders/techs, reports, inputting work orders, working with tenants and meth testing. Ms. Medel also worked for the PTON Social Service Department for 9 years before coming to NPHA. Read More
Shelby Coffman is the Homeownership Coordinator for the Northern Ponca Housing Authority, her goal as the Homeownership Coordinator is to focus particularly on assisting tenants and applicants to achieve homeownership in Indian Housing. Read More
Admissions & Occupancy Specialist
Michelle Thelen is an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and serves as the NPHA Admissions & Occupancy Specialist. Her goal for this position is to deliver tenants and applicants of Indian Housing quality assistance and provide service support. Ms. Thelen enjoys getting to know the tenants, both old and new. Read More
Angelica De Anda
Angelica De Anda is an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and currently serves as the Executive Assistant for NPHA. Ms. De Anda has served the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska for 10 years in various capacities. Through Ms. De Anda’s PTN opportunities, she has a gained experience in Tribal Court, Social Services, Housing, Law & Order Code Revision and Election Procedures for Tribal Council. As the Executive Assistant for NPHA, Read More
Maintenance Administrative Assistant
Ms. Beauvais was hired as a Records Management Assistant for NPHA in 2014 and held the Maintenance Clerk and Maintenance Administrative Assistant positions from 2015-present. She is responsible for assisting the Construction and Maintenance Department with record-keeping for all ICDBG and IHBG rehabilitation and construction projects. Read More
Ms. Wetjen has been with NPHA since April of 2017. She was hired as the Maintenance & Inventory Clerk and has held that position to present day. Some of her job duties include; researching prices and purchasing general inventory supplies needed to maintain tenant’s houses, creating work orders, processing them, proofreading documents, writing contracts, researching bids on said contractual projects, and overseeing those projects by making sure all of the necessary paperwork is completed and turned in on a timely manner. Read More
Building Maintenance Custodian
Olivia Munoz currently serves as the Office Coordinator for the Northern Ponca Housing Authority. She provides customer service and support services to the Native American Community as well as being a part of the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Program. Read More
Maintenance Contracts Specialist
Christina Froehlich, an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe, serves as the Maintenance Contracts Specialist. Her daily duties include scheduling the maintenance techs, receiving estimates and contracting for the ICDBG/IHBG projects, contracting for the HOHIA program, and creating work orders to provide service to our tenants homes. When Christina isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with her children.
Resident Services Coordinator (ROSS)
Danielle Bauer is an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and serves as the Resident Service Coordinator. Her goal for this position is to assist residents of Indian Housing towards self-sufficiency and support individuals towards their economic independence. She strives to help anyone in need. She has gained experience in Social Services from working at the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska for 3 years. Read More
After leaving the Tribe she worked as an Assistant at the Jewell and Collins Law Firm. At this law firm her knowledge grew of Estate Planning, Trusts and Real Estate. She enjoyed the challenge of the very busy law setting and enjoyed serving all the people that walked in the door but found her true passion at Northern Ponca Housing Authority.
Danielle is a very proud mother of 4 amazing children. Her favorite things to do is go to all of her kids sports and music activities and go out on her Harley with her husband.
Finance Processing Clerk
Mawana “Moe” Kitto is an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and currently serves as the Finance Processing Clerk for NPHA. Ms. Kitto joined the team May 2021. Ms. Kitto enjoys working with the Native American community and is very ecstatic to be part of such a great team.
Construction & Maintenance Laborer
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Maria Weddell is an enrolled member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe and serves as the Finance Assistant. She previously worked as a CNA for 10 years before being employed by NPHA. Maria joined the NPHA team in 2020 during COVID as a COVID Support Specialist. Maria enjoyed working as part of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA) and has learned so much about Indian Housing and all of the clerical duties that come with job since she started. Read More
COVID Support Specialist
Dayana Vetter joined NPHA in July 2021 as a COVID Support Specialist. In this role, she aids with various administrative duties and processes applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program and the Homeowners Assistance Fund. She has also assisted with multiple food distributions and post-pandemic relief efforts for the Native American Community. Read More
Maintenance Tech Lead
Sean Hearn has been with NPHA since 2019 and has 6 years previous experience working for a Housing Authority. Mr. Hearn graduated from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Apprenticeship program Local 444.
Darren Group has been with NPHA since 2020 and has 25 year’s experience in residential and commercial construction and maintenance.