Beverly Stabber Warne was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Lakota is her first language. She is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe. Ms. Warne received her Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in Nursing at Arizona State University. Her work experiences include: hospitals (public, private and military), home health, school health; out-patient care, international service (Bangkok, Thailand), public health nursing with the Indian Health Service, and nursing faculty.