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Human Resources

We strive to provide an environment that attracts, develops, motivates, engages, and retains a diverse workforce.

Career Opportunities

Training and Development

Department Overview

To accomplish the above, the department has begun the process of aligning the various systems, jobs, and leadership expectations of the government operations to provide exceptional Tribal Citizen service to become an “Employer of Choice” in Southwest Michigan.

As a strategic partner with the Tribal Council, HR develops and delivers innovative human resource programs and services designed to support the Vision, Mission, Guiding Principles, and Expected Outcomes of the Pokagon Band.

HR Department core services and competencies include:

  • Recruitment and staffing
  • Employee relations
  • Organizational and employee development
  • Risk management
  • Compensation and benefits
  • HR information management
  • Regulatory compliance


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that gives you even more reason to make the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi a choice employer:

  • Medical Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Paid Time Off Program
  • 15 Paid Holidays
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 401k

Human Resources Team Members

Mary Eccles
Human Resources Director
(269) 462-4267

Rachel Asakevich
Human Resources Manager
(269) 462-4273

Erin Brousseau
Human Resources Generalist
(269) 462-4266

Laura Desilets
Human Resources Generalist
(269) 462-4337

Valerie Locke
Human Resources Generalist
(269) 782-4884

Sheila Thornton
Human Resources Administrative Assistant
(269) 462-4200

58620 Sink Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047