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Akiptan is proud to bring you the team of people who are helping to make a change in Indian Ag Finance. Below you can meet our team of staff and the professionals from across the country that make up the Staff and Board of Directors. 


Stephanie Janis

Finance Officer | 605-301-0477

Stephanie Janis joined the Akiptan team in February 2023 as the Finance Manager. She is a member of the Oglala Lakota, and currently resides on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Stephanie obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree at South Dakota State University in Business Economics. While working full time she earned her MBA from Black Hills State University in December 2019. Her years of experience in customer service, implementation and finance will be an asset in her role here at Akitpan in managing all finance, administrative duties and strategic management. She is passionate about financial sustainability and helping others be financially independent.


In her time away from the office, Stephanie is a single mom to her son and she enjoys traveling to Disney parks and National Parks with him. They are avid movie goers and will most likely be found at a theater on weekends. She also enjoys creating with her hands and has made family and friends wood projects, such as benches, tables and porch swings. Stephanie is excited to join the Akiptan team and look forward to helping the organization continue to grow and support the community.

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