Co-Facilitator & Parental Advisory Board Member
Shannon has embraced the MISS Foundation in honor of her daughter, Tashina, who was stillborn at forty-two weeks on February 10, 1993. The lessons from her loss motivate Shannon’s desire to maintain respect for her culture, while helping other women and families transcend a life subjected to suffering in silence, as she did for thirteen years. She is a co-facilitator of the Native American grief support group, which is a culturally sensitive and respectful group for Native American parents and families.
Shannon’s awareness and sensitivity to various community needs has developed through her work for the State of Arizona in the Division of Developmental Disabilities and the Crisis Response Network. Her dedication to social services has been nurtured through continued advocacy. Shannon received her Baccalaureate and Masters degree in Social Work at Arizona State University.
Shannon is Navajo, Hopi, and Assinaboine. She enjoys her three children; Kaloni, Kawoni, and Justin and their fascinating dialogue and interesting personalities. As a family, they attend community events, travel, and love watching movies. When not in the company of her children, Shannon enjoys spending time with her friends, reading about a current topic of interest, and writing.