Tori Whipple (Sicangu Lakota) is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Tori currently serves as the Program Manager for Great Plains Native Connections Program, partnering with the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD and her Master of Science degree at the University of South Dakota. Tori has five years of experience in the field of Behavioral Health, through managing the Wiconi Wakan Health & Healing Center and the Tokala Inajinyo Suicide Prevention Mentoring Program in Rosebud, SD. While in these positions, Tori served on the Wanbli Wiconi Tipi’s Green Re-Entry Board, the RST Education Committee, and was the Chair of the RST Suicide Task Force. Tori currently serves as an Administrator for the Great Plains American Indian Credentialing Board.
At GPTCHB, Tori uses her past experiences to make positive influences in the lives of families across the Great Plains region. Tori was recently nominated for an Impact Award through the South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. She currently resides in Rapid City, SD and is a proud mother of two children; Kobe, age 17 and Kruz, age 10.