Special Notices:


The Tribal Member Benefits and Resource Development departments merged October 1, 2013. Their functions remain the same. However, Enrollment is now its own separate department.

The Tribal Member Benefits/Resource Development Department maintains the centralized data base for contact information for all Tribal members. Please keep your information updated and notify Tribal Member Benefits any time there is a change in your address, phone number, death beneficiary, or other important information. The Department maintains all records relating to Tribal Member benefits in addition to providing Tribal Members with Tribal identification.

TMB must be notified of any changes to a member's name, address, contact information, or beneficiary change.

The department is also responsible for researching and developing grant applications for Tribal programs, services, functions, and activities for the benefit of Tribal families. Extensive planning and coordination with Tribal leaders, Tribal program directors, grant representatives, and the Tribal community are essential to the development of successful grant applications.

Tribal Members may access all Tribal Benefits Downloads and Information via the Tribal Members Only Portal (TMOP) on the home page of this web site.

Department Contacts

Taylor Wiggins
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2209

Elaine Sheets
Tribal Benefits Liaison
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2215

Tabatha D. Davis
Benefits Information Clerk
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2203

Nikole Higdon
Benefits Information Clerk
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2209

Marlene McNairn
Tribal Member Benefits Manager
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2207

Kenneth Shivers
Tribal Member Benefits Director
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2208

Martha Gookin
Tribal Member Services Division Director
(251) 368-9136 extension 2600


If you have moved and have NOT re-certified your address with the Tribal Member Benefits by providing a new utility bill verifying your address, please do so immediately to avoid your utility card being frozen. Beginning September 1st, when changing your address, your utility card will be frozen until you provide a current utility bill showing your “primary” service address.

DBS Online Account Utilization

Information that will help Tribal Members monitor their health and utilities benefits has been posted on the Tribal Member Benefits page housed in the Tribal Members Only Portal.

Stay Up To Date

To ensure that you receive your Tribal benefits, newsletter, and other pertinent information from the Tribe, the Tribal Member Benefits Department must have your correct information on file.

Please make sure to complete and submit a "Tribal Benefits Change of Information Form" any time there is a change in your name, address, telephone number, etc. Additionally for name changes, you must also fill out a W-9 and attach a new social security card along with a marriage certificate or divorce decree. The above referenced forms are located in the Tribal Members Only Portal accessible from the link on the home page.

Member Downloads

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