Board of Directors

 

Mildred D. Manuel, Chairwoman

Gila River Indian Community- Akimel O’odham (Pima) & Pascua Yaqui
Masters of Arts in Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Arizona
Bachelor of Science in Education-Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Arizona

Ms. Manuel has nine years management experience and currently sits on the AZ Early Childhood Development & Health Board-First Things First Tohono O’odham National Regional Partnership Council, AZ State Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers, Community Advisory Council-Sonoran UCEDD and United Cerebral Palsy of Southern Arizona Board of Directors.

 

Kimberly Mull, Vice-Chairwoman

Tohono O’Odham, Sells District
Associate Degree in Elementary Education, Central Arizona College
General Studies, Tohono O’odham & Pima Community Colleges
Nine Years housing experience; Four years as Sells District Legislative Representative & current
alternate, Former Legislative Housing Committee member, Former Chairperson for Judicial Courts
under the Judiciary Committee, Current Family Preservation Coordinator with Family Preservation
Programs.

 

Cachora R. Standifer, Member

Tohono O’Odham, Sells District, Sells Community
Bachelors of Science in Business Management, University of Phoenix
The University of Arizona Native Nations Institute – Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, Continuing Education Certificate
Associates Counseling, Northwest Indian College
Certified Behavioral Health Clinician
Certified Moral Recognition Therapist (MRT)
 
 

Sheila M. Espino, Secretary

Tohono O’Odham, Sells District
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. Emphasis on Elementary Education & Psychology from Norther Arizona University
Associate of Arts in General Studies from Pima Community College
Served on the Tohono O’Odham Gaming Enterprise Management Board for over 4 years.
Currently, serve on the San Xavier Cooperative Association Board

Over 25 years of supervisory and management experience in areas of tribal, non-profit and California schools. Served as TERO Director, school program manager for developing programs, Child Development Specialist for Federal Head Start programs and a business owner for 10 years.

 

Sandra R. Johnson, Member

 Retired law enforcement officer with 30 years of service with the Tohono O’Odham Police Department. Active community representative to the Baboquivari District Council; currently serving as an alternate. Former TERO Commission Board member. Active member as Red Cross platelet donation.
 
 
 
Meetings of the TOKA Board of Directors are open to the public unless otherwise noted. Look for announcements of upcoming TOKA Board meetings in our newsletter, on our Facebook page and at various gathering places on the Tohono O’odham Nation.