Board of Directors

Red Cloud Indian School is grateful to our board of directors, who make up men and women from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and around the country who guide our organization forward each and every day.


    • President: Fr. George E. Winzenburg, S.J.
    • Chairperson: Norma Tibbitts
    • Vice Chairperson: Fr. John Paul, S.J.
    • Treasurer: Dr. Emmett J. Doerr, Jr.
    • Secretary: Jane Farrell

Mr. Rodney Bordeaux

Mr. Bordeaux is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and a former president of RST. He graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls and earned a master’s degree in Lakota Leadership from Oglala Lakota College. He is Chief Operating Officer at St. Francis Mission, which is sponsored by the USA Midwest Jesuits Province.

Br. James J. Boynton, S.J.

Br. Boynton is Regional Vocations Director for the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces of the Society of Jesus and is based in Detroit. He has taught at University of Detroit Jesuit High School and St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland. He has worked abroad in India, Nepal, and Haiti. He has often taken groups of students and young adults to Central America and has developed a local church museum on Mackinac Island, MI. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University and a master's degree from Weston School of Theology in Boston, Massachusetts. Born and raised in St. Ignace, Jim is an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Ojibwe (Chippewa) Tribe in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Mr. Paul Daoust

Mr. Daoust lives in Boston and is a retired CEO/Senior Executive who ran both turnaround (4) and growth (2) companies in the human resource, technology, and insurance industries. He spent almost 30 years in HR consulting with Watson Wyatt and has since been on the board of 10 companies, both publicly traded and private. He is a graduate of the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, where he serves on its Advisory Board, and Boston College. He has also served on several education-related boards including Xaverian Brothers High School and 4 Nativity Prep model boards. He continues to serve as board chair of Nativity Prep of Boston, a Jesuit sponsored school.

Dr. Emmett J. Doerr, Jr.

Dr. Doerr graduated from Marquette University, Creighton University, and the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He spent the first half of his career in building health systems including Camcare serving the poor in Camden City and several managed care organizations. He then practiced primary care for the Veterans Health System and taught medical students and residents at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Emory University. He enjoys photography and the arts. Currently, he works with the American College of Physicians in health care policy advocating for universal health insurance and improvements in the health system.

Mr. Robert Ecoffey

Mr. Ecoffey is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. A graduate of Red Cloud High School, he holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the FBI National Academy. He was the first Native American to be appointed as a United States Marshal in 1994 by President Clinton. He was the Agency Superintendent for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pine Ridge Agency from 1996-2001; Director of the Office of Law Enforcement Services; Deputy Regional Director – Indian Services for the Great Plains Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs, responsible for managing programs such as Credit, Housing, Human Services, Roads, and Tribal Government Services. He was again the Agency Superintendent for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pine Ridge Agency. He is a business owner on the Reservation (Subway sandwich shops). He served on the Board of Directors for Red Cloud Indian School, Inc. from 1996 to 2002 and again from 2008 to 2014.

Mr. Michael Hora

Mr. Hora is a retired executive with A.T. Kearney, a consulting firm. He has been interested in Native issues for many years and serves on many boards. He lives in Colorado for half of the year.

Fr. David Mastrangelo, S.J.

Fr. Mastrangelo is a Jesuit priest and educator. He earned master’s degrees in history, divinity, and theology and has taught English, theology, and history at four Jesuit high schools in the Upper Midwest. He was principal for eight years and president for twelve years at Loyola High School in Detroit for African-American boys. He currently is the director of mission and identity at Christ the King High School in Chicago’s west side. He has served on the boards at three Jesuit high schools and a retreat house.

Elsie Meeks

Ms. Meeks retired in 2015 as State Director of the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development. She is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and lives in Kyle. She helped South Dakota make national history through the first ever low-income housing tax credit project to be financed on tribal land, and was the first Native American to serve on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She also brought together key representatives from the South Dakota Housing Development Authority, Governor’s Office, Rural Development and the Department of Tribal Relations to form the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition to work together to ensure that housing programs effectively reach Native communities and increase Native homeownership rates. Her career included over 20 years of experience working to promote economic and community development first as the president/CEO of First Nations Oweesta Corporation.

Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria

Dr. Mohler-Faria was President of Bridgewater State University, the largest state college in Massachusetts, from 2002 to 2015. He is only the second Cape Verdean in the United States to be elected the president of a higher education institution. As president, he founded the Connect Partnership, an innovative higher education partnership between five public higher education institutions in Southeastern Massachusetts. He was a member of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and was formerly the Special Advisor for Education to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick prior to the creation of a cabinet-level Secretary of Education in 2008. From 1966 to 1970, he served in the United States Air Force, and one of his assignments was at Ellsworth Air Force Base. He established a Bridgewater-Red Cloud partnership that continues today. He earned an M.A. in U.S. History and Afro-American Studies from Boston University and an Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Dr. Alicia Mousseau 

Dr. Mousseau is the daughter of John and Vera Mousseau and the granddaughter of James and Lena Mousseau of Porcupine, South Dakota. Dr. Mousseau is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. She graduated from Red Cloud High School in 2000, earned a bachelor’s degree from Creighton University, an associate of arts degree from Oglala Lakota College, and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming. She did her clinical training at the University of Wyoming, Pine Ridge Indian Health Service, and the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is currently a research instructor at the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the Colorado School of Public Health where she researches substance use and health equity in tribal communities. Dr. Mousseau is active in her community and sits on the Oglala Sioux Tribe Research Review Board and is the Christ the King Parish Council president in Porcupine.

Fr. John Paul, S.J.

Fr. Paul is a former teacher, superintendent of schools, and director (president) at Red Cloud Indian School. He served for many years as the Assistant Provincial as well as Director of Formation for young Jesuits of the Wisconsin Province. He knows Jesuit governance and has an intimate knowledge of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. He previously served on the RCIS Board of Directors from 2007 to 2013. He presently works with Jesuit Mission and Identity at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis.

Fr. Kerry Prendiville

Fr. Prendiville is a priest of the Diocese of Rapid City and pastor of St. Therese Church in Rapid City and St. John the Evangelist in New Underwood, SD. One of his previous assignments was pastor of the Catholic churches on the Standing Rock Reservation. He studied theology at Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg MD. He is heavily involved in diocesan committees and activities and brings a thorough knowledge of the diocesan church in western South Dakota. He is a member of the Pastoral Committee.

Mr. John Schubert

Mr. Schubert is a retired high school English teacher who taught at two Cleveland area independent schools, serving as department chair in both. He has degrees from Harvard and Stanford. He has served on a number of boards, including those of The Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley and the Ignatian Solidarity Network, as well as several theater and arts organizations. Since retirement, he has volunteered as a tutor at St. Martin de Porres (the Cleveland Cristo Rey school). Along with his wife Barbara, he spent two spring semesters teaching English at Loyola High School in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In 2012 the Schubert's were named Founders of the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus.

Mr. R. Matthew Simon

Mr. Simon is Executive Director of The Helen Brach Foundation. He practiced law for more than 25 years with Chicago law firm of Simon & Griseta. He's been involved with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago for more than 13 years, serving as both a member of the civil service board and as its chairman. He has also been a member of the Illinois Supreme Court's Character and Fitness Committee, which certifies candidates wanting to be admitted to the Illinois Bar to practice law. He was the president of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Dominican University. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have four children and live in Chicago.

Ms. Norman Tibbitts

Ms. Tibbitts lives with her husband Mike on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and is a member of the St. Agnes parish. She is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the mother of three children. She has five grandchildren who live out of state and is proud that one of her granddaughters is a graduate of Red Cloud High School. She has worked in education for thirty years, starting as a high school teacher at Red Cloud, and for a few years as its high school principal. She accepted the position of Agency Superintendent for the Pine Ridge Reservation, with the OST’s endorsement in 1994. She has worked on other reservations across the nation as an employee of the Bureau of Indian Education. She is retired and has taught part-time for the Oglala Lakota College.

Mr. Fred Tully

Mr. Tully holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Iowa. He retired in 2002 after 23 years with Black Hill’s Children’s Home, a residential treatment and education for children with emotional or behavioral problems, most victims of abuse or neglect. He became director of development at Crazy Horse Memorial in 2002 and remained on staff until early 2014. He has served on the board at the Journey Museum in Rapid City and at St. Francis Mission. He is an ordained deacon in the Catholic Church and ministers at St. Rose of Lima Church in Hill City, SD.

Mr. Stephen Wilcox

Mr. Wilcox is President of the Wilcox Family Foundation, which provides funding to organizations targeting underserved communities. He is a retired senior executive of Accenture, LLP, a technology, and outsourcing company where he spent 28+ years. Steve is active on several non-profit boards. Most notably he spent eight years on the board of Catholic Charities of the East Bay, two years as Board Chair. He recently served as chairperson on the successful Cristo Rey De La Salle-East Bay High School feasibility study. He is currently serving as Co-Chair of Covenant House California’s “Double Their Dreams” capital campaign.

Fr. George Winzenburg, S.J. - ex officio

Fr. Winzenburg has been president of Red Cloud Indian School and an ex officio member of the board of directors since 2010. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, a master’s degree in counselor education from Boston University, and a master’s degree in divinity from Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, MA. He held leadership positions in Milwaukee: director of campus ministry at Marquette University, president of Marquette University High School, and pastor of Gesu Church. He moved to South Dakota in 2002 and was until 2010 the director of the Sioux Spiritual Center and of the Ministry Formation Program for the Diocese of Rapid City.