Board of Directors

Carmen O’Leary

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Board Member

Carmen O’Leary is the Director of Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains. She is a citizen and a resident of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe where she has gathered her experience and expertise to develop programs that serve Native women experiencing violence over the last 40 years. Carmen is a trainer on advocacy around sexual assault and domestic violence. She is a certified trainer with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for Law Enforcement on Domestic Violence. Carmen has worked at providing insight on Tribal Codes in relation to sexual assault, domestic violence and the issuance of protection order. Working for state, Tribal and National boards has given her a wide range of insights and experiences around the issues of violence in Indian Country.