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
Office Management Coordinator
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. Justine studied Real Estate at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE and obtained her Real Estate License in 2016. She is focused on first time homebuyers and promotes assistance programs to help with down payment and closing costs. Justine enjoys spending her free time with her two children, Norah and Nash.
Housing Compliance Officer
Mr. Magnuson has served as NPHA’s Housing Compliance Officer since 2013, and has been with NPHA since 2011. Using his adept skills at policy work and program monitoring, he has helped further NPHA’s short and long-term goals; including the creation and growth of NPHA’s unique Tenant Home Ownership Program, which has helped multiple Native American families become home owners. Read More
Housing Support Specialist
Shelby Coffman is an enrolled member of the Santee Sioux Nation and serves as the NPHA Housing Support Specialist. Ms. Coffman has been with NPHA since 2016, she previously served as the Admissions & Occupancy Counselor prior to becoming the Housing Support Specialist. Ms. Coffman enjoys working with the Native American Community and helping them become homebuyers.
ROSS Service Coordinator
Michelle Thelen is an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and serves as the NPHA ROSS Service Coordinator. Her goal for this position is to assist residents of Indian Housing towards self-sufficiency and support individuals towards their economic independence. Ms. Thelen enjoys getting to know the tenants, both old and new. Ms. Thelen was previously employed at the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, where she worked for five years as the Training and Outreach Specialist for the Domestic Violence Program.
Natalie Dickey is the Finance Coordinator at Northern Ponca Housing Authority. She helps manage the multiple grants NPHA receives. She has been with NPHA going on 7 years where she started out as the Finance Clerk. She has an Associates of Arts Degree in Generals and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Bellevue University.
April Yracheta is and enrolled member of the Santee Sioux Nation and serves as NPHA’s Finance Clerk. Ms. Yracheta has recently joined the NPHA team from the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska less than a year ago. She is ecstatic to be a part of the NPHA team and stands by their mission to provide affordable housing for Native American families. Ms. Yracheta graduated with an AAS Degree in Accounting from Northeast Community College. In total, Ms. Yracheta has worked for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska for 4 years. She loves doing accounting work and looks forward to building her accounting career with NPHA.
Maintenance Project Coordinator
Mr. Villalpando has been the Maintenance Project Coordinator 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
Maintenance Contracts Specialist
Theodora Georgett Medel has been with NPHA since 2010 and serves as the Maintenance Contracts 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
Maintenance Administrative Assistant
Nicole Beauvais is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and has been with NPHA since January 2014. Ms. Beauvais started in Records Management and then moved onto becoming the Maintenance Administrative Assistant in 2015. She also graduated from Northeast Community College in 2010 with an Associate’s Degree in Behavioral Science.
Angelica De Anda
Records Management Specialist
Angelica De Anda is an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and currently serves as the Records Management Specialist for NPHA. Ms. De Anda has served the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska for 9 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 Records Management Specialist for NPHA, Read More
Building Maintenance Custodian
Admissions & Occupancy Counselor
Dawn Hall is the Admissions & Occupancy Counselor at NPHA. She started in 2018 as the ROSS Coordinator and came back to work as the A&O Counselor.
Dawn has had a long career in case management and behavioral health positions. This includes 22 years in employment services for the Ne Dept of Labor;
And 11 years as a Family Services Coordinator for NE Nebr Community Action Agency. She earned degrees from Lincoln School of Commerce, NECC, and Wayne State.
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.