Unified Solutions employs dedicated and passionate subject matter experts from diverse backgrounds. All employees embody Unified Solutions’ mission and work diligently to meet the needs of all Grantee Tribal Programs.

Learn more about the Unified Solutions Team below.

Stanley L. Pryor
Executive Director/Project Director
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 Ext. 700
Email: stan@unified-solutions.org

Read More about our Executive Director...

Stanley Pryor has more than 39 years of experience in providing training and technical assistance to federal, state, and local governments; and to community-based organizations and advocacy groups in program development, needs assessment, community partnerships and planning. His faculty appointments include the Georgetown University, School of Medicine (Research Associate) and the Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Social Work (Assistant Professor). Since 1976 he has worked in the human services field with vulnerable populations including crime victims, people with disabilities, American Indian/Alaska Native groups, and young children. As a senior program manager for ICF International, he served as project director for the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) contract, managing the delivery of technical assistance and training to federal, state, local and tribal victim service providers and allied professionals across the Nation. Throughout his career Mr. Pryor has gained expertise in designing, developing and implementing adult learning training and technical assistance initiatives for the federal government (Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services), universities (e.g., Georgetown University, Virginia Commonwealth University), and state and local faith-based and community organizations. He managed the development of numerous training curricula and materials and Technical Assistance toolkits, including Strategic Planning Tool Kit for Victim Service Organizations, Victim Notification and Safety in Relation to Offender Reentry, The Essential Elements of State Child Care Administration, and Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect of Disabled Preschoolers.

As Project Director for OVC TTAC, his responsibilities included project management, coordination with OVC senior management, budget development, and coordination and delivery of training and technical assistance (TTA) to the field of victim services. He was the principle presenter for OVC at national conferences related to OVC TTAC, facilitated OVC national symposiums, the Victims of Crime Act Administrators and Tribal Victim Assistance working group, and the DOJ OVC/ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) federal working group on Anti-Trafficking task forces. He developed the training and technical assistance contractual system for OVC TTAC. This work included developing the infrastructure and written guidelines for the OVC technical assistance response to requests from both federal and non-profit agencies, the review and approval policies and procedures for the OVC scholarship, conference support and conduct guidelines for all OVC consultants. Additionally, he was a strategic OVC partner in the design and implementation the OVC training strategy; developing Technical Assistance blurbs for the OVC annual Report to Congress, and the re-design of the OVC National Victim Assistance Academy. Most recently he managed and facilitated a six month series of meetings for the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), bringing more the 16 Federal agencies together as a working group to determine the technical assistance and training needs of the 42 BJA funded Anti-Human Trafficking task forces. He managed the development of the final report to the General Accounting Office on the working group which provides the framework for future training and technical assistance to the task forces.

Jesucita Hernández (Pascua Yaqui Tribe)
Training and Technical Assistance Director
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 Ext. 702
Email: jesucita@unified-solutions.org

Read More about our Training and Technical Assistance Director...

Jesucita Hernández is an enrolled member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and has worked in the Tribal victim services field for nearly 20 years. Ms. Hernández had the honor of working for her tribe to develop and create a culturally specific victim service program. As part of this effort, Ms. Hernández formed a crisis response team to help eliminate the gaps between outside agencies and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. She was selected by the team to chair and facilitate the crisis response team.  She developed strong relationships between the victim service program and Tribal and other area law enforcement in order to provide services and support to Tribal victims of crime. 

After six years providing direct victim services, Ms. Hernández was recruited to Unified Solutions Tribal Community Development Group, Inc. (Unified) to provide training and technical assistance to Tribes and Tribal organizations throughout the country.  She currently serves as the Training and Technical Assistance Director, overseeing direct assistance to over 330 Tribal victim service programs in the Lower 48 and Alaska.

Learn More About Unified’s Training and Technical Assistance Specialists:

Marlene Minnette (Native Village of Mekoryuk)
Alaskan Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 ext. 707
Email: marlene@unified-solutions.org

Read More about Marlene...


Marlene Minnette formerly worked as a Village Police Officer in Mekoryuk, AK, wherein she assisted the Village Public Safety Officer with domestic violence calls, ensured safe housing for women and children, received training for suicide prevention, and coordinated with Search and Rescue Teams to ensure they had the necessary supplies to complete Search and Rescue missions using snow machines in harsh climates. Marlene has experience coordinating with Alaska State Troopers to ensure proper reporting and victim caseload management between the Village Public Safety Officer Program and the Alaska Department of Public Safety. Marlene has a strong technical background and is proficient with data entry, data reporting, social marketing, InDesign, and program communications. Marlene believes that “if you have positive action and you combine it with positive thoughts, you will be successful.”

Marlene is an enrolled Cup’ig (joop-igg’) tribal member with the Native Village of Mekoryuk in Alaska. Before joining Unified Solutions as the Alaskan Technical Assistance Specialist, Marlene worked as a Program Specialist for the Coastal Villages Region Fund in Anchorage, AK. Marlene was responsible for planning and coordinating the development, implementation, and execution of sub-programs and special projects designed to achieve the overall mission, goals, and objectives of the Coastal Villages Region Fund. The Coastal Villages Youth Leadership Program promotes leadership, personal development, and citizenship among youth (ages 14-19) in resident member communities.

Nasruk Nay (Noorvik Native Community)
Alaskan Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 ext. 720
Email: nasruk@unified-solutions.org

Read More about Nasruk...


Nasruk Nay is an enrolled Tribal member with the Noorvik Native Community in Alaska. Mr. Nay served in Alaska law enforcement for 28 years, including positions with the Northwest Arctic borough and the Alaska State Troopers.

During his law enforcement career, he responded to crime throughout rural Alaska and developed strong relationships with Alaska Tribal communities throughout the State.

He is also an experienced Victim Service trainer and public speaker.

Stephanie Bridwell (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Mnicoujou Band) 
Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 ext. 710
Email: stephanie@unified-solutions.org

Read More about Stephanie...

Stephanie Bridwell is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Mnicoujou Band and lives in Eagle Butte, South Dakota.  She began work in the victim services field in 2001, and since that time worked in a range of positions helping victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse, including: shelter advocate, victim advocate, legal assistant, and family services specialist.  In these positions, Stephanie advocated for victims of crime by representing them in Tribal court proceeding, and ensured services were culturally specific and appropriate.  She also adeptly built cross-discipline relationships between law enforcement, prosecution, and other victim serving organizations to improve service delivery to, and reduce re-traumatization of, victims.  Stephanie has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in providing technical assistance, having previously worked as part of a Tribal Coalition that conducted training and arranged multi-state stakeholder meetings to address victimization in Tribal communities.

Stephanie completed her BA in Social Sciences at Oglala Lakota College.  She then went on to earn her Certificate in Tribal Court Legal Advocacy through the National Tribal Trial College.  Stephanie spends her volunteer time serving as the Secretary of the National American Indian Women’s Association – South Dakota Chapter, and is a member of the 100 Horse’s Women’s Society, which guides Native American girls through the traditional teachings of becoming a woman.  She has also volunteered to facilitate sexual assault healing circles, including groups at the Oceti Sakowin Camp during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota.   Stephanie believes in her traditional Lakota values and teachings and is raising her four children to also know and practice these ways.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Joseph-768x1024.jpg

Joseph Fragua, Jr. (Pueblo of Jemez
Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 ext. 713
Email: joseph@unified-solutions.org

Read More about Joseph...

Joseph Fragua, Jr. was born and raised in Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico and is an enrolled member of the “Hemish” Jemez Pueblo Tribe.  Joseph holds an Associates of Applied Science degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Prior to joining Unified, Joseph worked for over 15 years with non-profit organizations serving rural Native American populations across the Southwest.  As part of this work, he served as an Elder Outreach and Caregiver Coordinator for his Tribe, working to restore and improve support services for Elders in his community. Through this work he gained training and experience identifying, providing support, and referring cases of Elder abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect so victims received appropriate care and services. Additionally, Joseph created a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize the partnership with his local social services agency’s Elder Advocate to help bridge service gaps for Elders in his community. Joseph’s commitment to serving Elders is further exemplified by his volunteer experience. Since 2016, Joseph has volunteered as a Community Educator for the NM Chapter Alzheimer’s Association.  Joseph’s experience with Elder victims, outreach, and project management provide a strong foundation for his work as a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist with Unified.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Harper-Pic-791x1024.jpg

Chris Harper (Colorado River Indian Tribes)
Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 ext. 706
Email: chris@unified-solutions.org

Read More about Chris...

Chris Harper, enrolled member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, served as a Tribal Law Enforcement Officer for nearly 25 years. During that time, he secured Law Enforcement Certification through both Arizona State and the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. In the course of his duties, Mr. Harper worked diligently to build relationships with victim services providers throughout the region and, as a result, identified the need for Tribal Codes addressing victimization issues. Mr. Harper assisted in developing Tribal Domestic Violence Codes, emergency response plans, and served as part of the Tribal response team for critical incidents.

Most recently Mr. Harper worked for the Colorado River Regional Crisis Services Administration as the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Law Enforcement Liaison and Legal Advocate. In this role, he assisted in developing a county-wide protocol for law enforcement response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking. He serves as a member of the Arizona Governor’s Office Youth, Faith, and Family Coalition to End Sex Trafficking and is a subject matter expert on human trafficking in Arizona.

Prior to his current role as a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, Mr. Harper served as a subject matter expert trainer for Unified Solutions providing Tribal-specific training to improve partnership development between Tribal victim services and Tribal law enforcement agencies. His trainings received consistently high ratings from participants, with many specifically citing the importance of his depth of knowledge, experience, and relatable training style.

Learn More About Unified’s Management Team:

Rachel Lane
Program Manager (Training and Technical Assistance)
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 Ext. 701
Email: Rachel@unified-solutions.org

Read More about Rachel...

Rachel Lane joins Unified Solutions with a background in women’s studies, family relationships, general and child psychology, finance, customer service, data collection, and program reporting. Rachel brings over nine years of experience working in a detail-oriented corporate environment and was an asset to her team in bridging the gaps between superior customer service and internal data requirements.

Rachel was hired by Unified Solutions in October of 2018 as a Data Collection Specialist. In this role, Rachel excelled in optimizing and elevating Unified’s data collection process in accord with federal grant requirements. In April of 2019, Rachel was promoted to the role of Technical Assistance Specialist in recognition of her dedication and service to OVC tribal grantees. Rachel works closely with her supervisor, Jesucita Hernández, in support of Unified’s mission and initiative to provide dedicated Training and Technical Assistance to grantees who are awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime.

Rachel currently serves as the lead TA Specialist for Unified’s partnership with the National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC). In this role, Rachel researches and compiles valuable resources that are specific to Native American communities in the event of mass violence and/or domestic terrorism. Rachel’s involvement with this project will assist in developing culturally-specific resources for American Indian / Alaska Native communities in preparation for and/or in response to acts of mass violence.

In her local community of Virginia, Rachel served the school system for seven years as a referee and Head Coach of the girl’s Junior Varsity and Varsity Field Hockey Programs. During this time, Rachel enjoyed having the opportunity to grow with, support, and coach these young women during an impressionable season of their lives. Rachel strives to be a positive example and understands how the confidence and knowledge gained on the field can extend far beyond the sport. Rachel is a member of her local historical society and contributes to the community’s conservation efforts through the Northern Neck Ducks Unlimited Chapter. One of Rachel’s favorite quotes is, “Teamwork makes the dream work,” and she holds true to this with her family as well as in her work environment. Rachel thrives on supporting her team members by providing effective and efficient Technical Assistance, and she is happy to help in any way she can.

Kristie M. Traver
Program Manager (Quality Assurance and Instructional Design)
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 Ext. 704
Email: Kristie@unified-solutions.org

Read More about Kristie...

Kristie M. Traver joins Unified Solutions with more than 12 years of leadership experience working to support victim services programs, particularly organizations serving American Indian/Alaska Native populations and victims from other marginalized communities.

Kristie previously served as Co-Director of the National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault Alaska Office; Victim Services Manager in the remote Alaskan village of St. Paul Island, Alaska; Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate (DAVA) for Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Consultant for the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California on child victim advocacy program development; and Executive Director of a dual sexual assault/domestic violence community non-profit agency in rural Nevada. Throughout these various roles, Kristie developed expertise in the delivery of interpersonal violence education programming, developing trauma-informed healing programs for victims and survivors, and creating culturally competent victim advocacy services.

Kristie is a graduate of the National Tribal Trial College, wherein she earned her certificate as a Tribal Court Legal Advocate and is a certified SAFESTAR layperson sexual assault forensic exam provider. Additionally, Kristie brings more than 20 years of experience in the not-for-profit human services field working in roles such as community outreach, fund development, program development, and marketing.

Learn More About Our Supporting Staff:

Anthony Payne
Project Assistant
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 ext. 708
Email: anthony@unified-solutions.org

Read More about Anthony...

Anthony Payne brings a long history of coaching, training, leadership, and teamwork skills developed during his career in professional baseball to his position as a Project Assistant at Unified Solutions.  Originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs as a catcher during the 2015 Amateur Baseball Draft, he was promoted to the Tennessee Smokies in June 2019 due to his strong work ethic and athletic skills.  Anthony served in various team leadership positions during which he built a solid team atmosphere amongst a diverse group of players and developed team strategies through rigorous player analysis.  He also completed numerous trainings in domestic violence and sexual assault through League efforts to educate players.

Anthony holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry earned at West Virginia State University.  During his undergraduate studies, he honed his skills in project management, research, and documentation, all vital attributes to his Project Assistant duties with Unified Solutions.  Additionally, as a Research Intern, Anthony developed and implemented a green chemistry research project to design chemicals and chemical processes in a way that avoids the creation of toxic and other waste products.

Having grown up in a home filled with law enforcement and healthcare professionals, Anthony has a deep love of helping his community.  When not playing baseball, Anthony dedicated time to community service efforts in various parts of the country.  He strove to improve youth literacy, provide funding to pediatric cancer research, and raise funds and awareness for homeless services.  He also shared his knowledge and love of the game of baseball through numerous sports camps for youth and individuals with disabilities, fostering self-esteem, developing healthy relationships, and improving problem-solving skills in players from all backgrounds and skill levels.

Chris Susnjer
Project Assistant
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 ext. 716
Email: csusnjer@unified-solutions.org

Read More about Chris...

Christopher Susnjer joined Unified Solutions with over 14 years’ experience in both Technical Coordination and Data Analysis. Working with a mix of both large corporations and small start up business, Chris has seen the benefits that detail driven results can bring when integrated into planning.

Christopher has been a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose 2082 and has helped to coordinate multiple fundraising drives for both Children and Seniors in the local community as well as nationally over the last 7 years. He also rose to become a member of the Moose Legion to provide additional support for the many philanthropic causes that the organization is involved in.

Katherine Meiklejohn
Project Assistant
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 ext. 715
Email: kmeiklejohn@unified-solutions.org

Read More about Katherine...

Katherine Meiklejohn graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, concentration Criminology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, concentration Digital Advertising. As an undergraduate student, Katherine spent time researching the effects of drugs in society and domestic violence. Through her studies she focused on the development of detail-oriented strategies. Katherine has worked in multiple professions across the hospitality industry enhancing her ability to effectively balance critical operational functionalities, train staff, improve customer service and ensure customer satisfaction. She brings a wealth of knowledge in teamwork, management skills, and social media experience to Unified Solutions.

Katherine was born and raised in New Orleans, LA in a community dedicated to serving. Through local and abroad volunteering she developed a passion for lending a hand, developing relationships, and assisting communities in need. Through these experiences, Katherine gained experience in working with a diverse culture, cultivating a team atmosphere and the desire to always succeed.  Katherine strives to ensure individuals feel heard, included, and have the support they need to excel in their trade or specialty.