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Dear Nevada Tribes and Community Partners,

I want to introduce myself as the newly appointed Program Director of the Family Violence Prevention Program at Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada. I am thrilled for the opportunity to lead our team through 10 years of experience working with diverse populations in advocacy and human services. My passion is to ignite successful life transformations and seeing those in tough times break through and live the life they deserve.

I began my career at the Division of Child and Family Services in the Health and Human Services field. Through the Family Court Program, I advocated for children’s needs and well-being within the judicial system. I progressed to work with the Nevada Youth Parole Bureau then the Nevada Department of Corrections where I assisted incarcerated individuals dealing with substance abuse and mental health challenges, facilitating successful re-entry into society and implementing programs to reduce recidivism. After many years in direct client services, I focused on program development as the Program Coordinator for the Native Connections grant at Nevada Urban Indians, lnc. During my time at NUI, I gained exposure and education to cultural practices and customs that were both healing and restorative. I believe in continuing to lead the Family Violence Prevention Program as an invaluable resource that assists tribal communities and survivors while providing a safe space that is both confidential and culturally resonant.

I knew from a young age that I was born to motivate others to go further in life than they may believe. I tailored my education to learn about how to best serve my community and assist those struggling with obstacles that life often throws at us. I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a Minor in Addiction Treatment Services. I recently began my master’s program in Business Administration.

I look forward to meeting each and everyone of you and to develop strong and meaningful relationships. I am grateful to be a part of this team, and to be involved in the valuable work we do here at ITCN!

Please feel free to reach out to me at any point at aclustka@itcn.org.

Best,

Andrea Clustka

Program Director, Family Violence Prevention Program

Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada