Dee has served as the WA State Native American Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault – WomenSpirit Coalition Founder and Executive Director since 2002. Fiscal Agent and Grant Administrator for the Indigenous Crime Victim Referral and Resource Center (ICVSRRC, 2018) and the Sayu’ X Wey Family Safety Center since 2021.
She has over 36 years working for underserved populations. Her master’s degree is in Agency Administration from Nova University, Ft Lauderdale FL (1994) with an emphasis on administration of tribal child serving organizations and public policy. A bachelor’s degree in counseling and human Services (1986) from The Evergreen State College and Central WA University, an AA/AAS in Corrections (1984) from Peninsula College.
Her long list of accomplishments includes grant writing, law and justice planning, management positions a juvenile rehabilitation facility, College Re -Entry counseling, Tribal Foster Care and Adoption program, developed Child Placing Agency policies for a Tribal consortium, Indian Child Welfare (ICW), Domestic Violence Advocate and Shelter Manager, and a Community Education and Training Coordinator
Dee volunteered as a Reserve Deputy officer with a Co. Sheriff’s department, worked as an extra help Corrections Officer in a Co Jail, conducted an Offender Accountability Audit for Thurston County WA (2004) with seven law enforcement jurisdictions while working at Thurston Co Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, served in Thurston Co Superior Court as a Guardian Ad Litem and CASA.
Dee was also a founding member of the Alliance of Tribal Coalitions to End Violence (ATCEV) in 2013, a technical assistance provider for 18 tribal coalitions. She serves as the President of ATCEV. She has served on many federal, state, and local committees that are providing services to crime and other victims of underserved communities.