Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
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Social Services

The Social Services Department, Programs I, is made up of six Programs that relate to Human Services.

Each Program has lead staff and support staff that have Federal and Tribal regulations to follow.



Anita Bailor, Programs 1 Manager,  541-444-8220

Raina Johnston, Programs 1 Assistant,  541-444-8261

Social Services

Purpose of the Elders Council is...
To enrich the lives of the Tribal Elders, to provide social interaction and activities that enhance culture and traditions and to become mentors for our Tribal Youth.


  • Shirley Walker, Chairman
  • Jolyne Downey, Vice-Chairman
  • Elena Cordts, Secretary
  • Cookie Fernandez, Treasurer
  • Shelley Upchurch, Treasurer

The Elders Council is ALL TRIBAL MEMBERS age 55 and over. At the monthly meeting elected officers are present to organize, represent and advocate for the Elders as a whole. There are monthly meetings usually held the second Saturday of each month, except for during April, August, and September due to other events that are occurring. Check the Elders Calendar for current dates.


The sign up sheets for trips and activities are opened at the monthly Elders meetings and then those unable to attend the meeting can call the office the next business day after the meeting to sign up. On the trips the Elders take as a group, the Elders Council (different than TRIBAL COUNCIL) budget pays the cost of lodging, provides a per diem for meals and can provide transportation from each of the four areas as space permits. Spouses and caregivers are welcomed to attend these events, just be sure to write their name down at the time of sign up to arrange for the proper lodging and transport if needed.


If you need transportation please call your area reps
Portland area reps are Kathleen Steele 503-760-4746 & Angelina Artiago 503-760-3899

Salem area rep is Donna Kessinger 503-393-5855

Siletz area rep is Sheryl Simmons 541-270-4727
Eugene area rep is Jim Swanson 541-683-8766 


Rules of Procedure