National Tribal Child Support Association - NTCSANational Tribal Child Support Association - NTCSANational Tribal Child Support Association - NTCSA

NTCSA Lisa and KentEach year at the National Tribal Child Support Association (NTCSA) Annual Conference, awards are presented to recognize the hard work and special efforts made by individuals and agencies to promote tribal child support enforcement. 

You are welcome to nominate a tribal child support professional, office or program for an award by completing our Award Nomination Form and emailing the nomination form to 

2022 NTCSA Conference Award Nominations Are Being Accepted Now!


Please congratulate our 2021 NTCSA award winners

Judges Award for Professional Excellence: The Honorable C. Steven Hager, Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas

President's Award: Sunnie Bisonette, Assistant Director- Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
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Past Awards:

Lucille Dawson Award for Professional Excellence

Lind Tresaugue
Tami Lorbecke
Jackie Pische *
Tiffany Hopper
Lisa Schwartz
Anna Primeaux
Tallis King-George*
Jerry Sweet
Carrie Yerby
Meekin Houser
Agnes Black Weasel

Partnership Award for Professional Excellence

Rama Kodumagulla, QonFidio Labs, Inc.
State of North Dakota Child Support (Jim Fleming [IV-D Director], Lee Bjerklie, Becki Schulz, Ryan Lund)

Savannah Kasey
Joyce Thomas
Joe Lonergan
Joe Bodmer
Jay Keel
Jan Jensen
Kate Christnot
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe
Tish Keahna
Region X Staff, ACF
Meskwaki Nation

Judge’s Award for Professional Excellence

Hon. Michael Swallow
Hon. Abby Abinati

Hon. Phi Lujan *
Hon. Nadine Y. Naff
Hon. Theresa M. Pouley
Hon. Charles Tripp
Hon. Eugene Whitefish
Hon. Stephan M. Grochowski
Hon. Bill Boyum
Hon. John T. Cripps

Outstanding Tribe Award

Blackfeet Tribe
Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Puyallup Tribe

Chickasaw Nation
Lummi Nation
Port Gamble S’Kallam *
Mescalero Apache Tribe
Northern Arapaho Tribe
Penobscot Nation
Oneida Nation
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma
Kaw Nation 

President’s Award

Hon. Nic Palos
Paige Hausburg
Bill Paine
Kim Warman
Misty Gibney 
Carla Big Bear
Stacey Koski
Greg Kidder
Lee Spoonhunter
Judge Eric Mehnert
Michelle Rutues
Lisa Peck
Commissioner Vicki Turetsky
Kent Walden

* Indicates a multiple time recipient.


The form is rsform 3 to reference for next year