Jenifer LittleSun serves as the executive director for the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (SPTHB). Jenifer comes from the Skidi Band of the Pawnee Nation and graduated from high school in Pawnee, Oklahoma. Jenifer earned her Bachelor of Science in International Marketing and has received accredited certifications in small business development, board of director training for nonprofits, and is a nationally certified grant writer with the American Grant Writers’ Association.
She has always been inspired by Tribal Civics and advocacy; thus, her career has a theme: advocating and providing a voice for Native issues. Her professional career is multifaceted with a focus on both national and international marketing projects. She’s had the privilege to work in Washington, D.C. for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs – U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Justice services – Bureau of Indian Affairs, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, and National Geographic. She has also worked for the Pawnee Nation, as well as the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. As an American Indian professional, she has become a leader in the fields of branding, marketing, project development, and administration.
Jen’s passion for working for and with American Indians comes from her strong connection and love for family, her loving husband, David, and their kids, Nicole, Lexi, Shelby, Autumn, London, and Caleb. When she’s not advocating for American Indians and Alaska Natives, she enjoys spending time with her family and laughing and joking around with others.