Tailored Services Manager
Cori F. Matthew, MHR (Salish & Blackfeet), serves as the Tailored Services Manager for the Capacity Building Center for Tribes. Before joining CBC4Tribes Cori worked at the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) as their director of programs and policy. She joined the team with expertise in technical assistance, wraparound support, leadership, and management. Cori served as the program director that oversaw their National Training & Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) contract. She served tribal communities through culturally appropriate technical assistance and trainings. Cori earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Chapman University, and her master’s degree in human relations with an emphasis in counseling from the University of Oklahoma. Cori previously worked for the Native American Youth and Family Center as the director of youth and education services. She developed, implemented, and supervised program services for youth ages 5–24 years old, including programs for LGBTQ youth, gang prevention services, homeless youth programming, education, cultural arts, and recreation services. She had oversight and management of budgets, adherence to all contracts, leadership to staff, identifying and addressing youth and family program development, and professional development plans to enhance the ability of the staff to address youth and family needs. Cori has also worked as a social worker for her tribe, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe.