Leona (Doney) Kienenberger is an enrolled Métis member of the Little Shell Tribe. Her parents were John D. Doney and Clara Plummer and grand niece of Joseph H. Dussome past president of Little Shell for 36 years.
She has been involved with the Tribe for many years and serves as the Vice-Chairman, a positions she has held since 2010.
She is a retired English Teacher who taught high school English in Harlem for 25 years. While employed there, she developed and mapped out the English Curriculum for grades 9th through 12th. She was part of the Awareness Team, mentor for the new English teacher, supervised 2 two new English teachers, belonged to MACIE Montana Advisory Council for Indian Education, on the board of Bear Paw Development, and presently serves as the Vice-President of County Commission of FSA.
Leona has 4 children and numerous grand and great grandchildren. She resides in Dodson with husband Bruce.
Alisa Herodes was born in raised in Great Falls. She is self-employed and currently runs a cabinetry and design business she established in 2009.
Alisa is fully vested in serving the members of the Little Shell Tribe and will always place the tribe ahead of herself. She is a tireless advocate for the Little Shell members and strives for complete transparency while holding herself to high standards. In any decision-making Alisa will assess how it works for the tribe from a business point of view and then weigh how it impacts the tribe culturally.
Alisa is very approachable, so if you have a chance to meet her, introduce yourself and tell her your story, she loves to listen.