Department of Human Services

Located at 911 Spring Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
Mail Address: 7500 Odawa Circle, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Mission Statement

The Department of Human Services of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians is committed to the support and preservation of all aspects of family life, and to wrapping our services around the Anishnaabek communities. We will help restore holistic balance by calling upon existing resources of elders, trained professionals, traditional and spiritual leaders to empower individuals and families, and strengthen the circle of life as envisioned by our Odawa ancestors.

Aanii Tribal Citizens! The LTBB Department of Human Services is here to provide resources and services to Tribal Citizens.  Please review the links below for detailed information.  If you need assistance, please call our office at (231) 242-1620 or (231) 242-1621.  Miigwetch.

Contact Information


(231) 242-1620


(231) 242-1635

Human Services Director:

Heather Boening

(231) 242-1630

Social Services Program Manager:

Sonja Fiel

(231) 242-1625

Social Worker:

Tosha Otto

(231) 242-1631

Social Worker:

Corey Bennington

(231) 242-1632

Victim Advocate:

Keely Frye


CTAS Project Coordinator:

Diana Isard

(231) 242-1627

Lead Survivor Outreach Specialist:

Stacey Ettawageshik

(231) 242-1628

Program Generalist:

Melanie Gasco

(231) 242-1626

Program Specialist:

Joe Van Alstine

(231) 347-2573

Food Distribution Worker:

Tanner Keller

(231) 347-2573
(c) 231-881-2588

Food Distribution Certification Worker:

Shai Leist

(231) 347-2573

Transitional Supportive Housing Specialist:

Yvonne Goudreau

(231) 242-1633

Administrative Assistant

Veronica Sanders

(231) 242-1621

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