NETHIA WALLACE - VICE PRESIDENT
Nethia Wallace currently serves as the OICWA Vice President. Her Indian Name is Ki-se-ko-tha-quah – “Sun beams shining through the clouds hitting the earth.” She is a member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma and was raised with a
traditional Kickapoo upbringing. Nethia works for the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma serving as the Indian Child Welfare Director. She started her career in Indian Child Welfare (ICW) in November 2006. While working her way through college, she remained invested in ICW with the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma and served in various positions to include ICW Caseworker, Family Preservation Caseworker, and Child Protection Service Worker. Additionally, Nethia previously worked for Sac and Fox Nation as the Child Welfare Specialist.
Nethia's educational background is from Mid America Christian University in Business Administration. She is a member of the Shawnee Area Native American Child Protection Team (SANACPT) and serves as Secretary. Along with other SANACPT members, Nethia worked with Mountain Plains Child Welfare Implementation Center to develop a Foster Care Curriculum “Circle of Keepers.” She also serves as the chair of the OICWA Nominating Committee. Nethia states, “It has always been my passion to work with youth. I am a strong advocate for ICWA to better help our Native Children and families and enjoy the opportunity to help our families.”