Deleana OtherBull is from the Crow and Northern Cheyenne tribes of Montana. Her diverse background and experience working within the non-profit sector has increased her capacity to meet the demands of the ever changing federal, state and tribal funding landscapes in the movement to end violence.
Deleana is the Director of Tribal Sexual Assault Services and Initiatives for the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs. Before joining the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Deleana served as the Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women, a member-driven tribal coalition of domestic and sexual violence providers, responders and community members that represent the broadest and most unified voice in advocating and collectively addressing violence against Native women and children across the region.
Over the last 10 years, Deleana has focused her passion and work around tribal, state and federal program design, development, management and evaluation… specializing in Native non-profit programming. She has worked extensively at the national level with tribal communities across Indian Country and is passionate about Native youth and strength-based community engagement approaches. She concurrently holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arizona.
Focusing on building her capacity, Deleana is finishing her first year in the University of New Mexico’s Master of Business Administration.
Committed to being involved with the community, Deleana also sits on the Board of Directors for the Native American Professional Parent Resources (NAPPR), on an advisory board for NewMexicoWomen.org and on several legislative committees. She was recently named the 2017 New Mexico Young Professional of the Year and a recipient of the National Center’s Native American 40 under 40 in 2017.