Carla Eben (Pyramid Lake Paiute)
Senior Services Director (Title VI)
Director of Dementia Friendly Pyramid Lake
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
Pesa Tabeno/Good Day!! Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Member Carla Eben is the Numaga Senior Services Director at the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in Nevada. Hired to the position in 2016, Carla was familiar with tribal operations, and hit the ground running. In 2017, she attended a two-part training on Dementia and Hoarding. It was offered by the state of Nevada. After reaching out to the University of Nevada Reno Sanford Center on Aging, she began arranging training sessions to educate her elders, her community, and local departments. In 2018 she applied for and received the Dementia Friendly Nevada Grant- “Pesa Sooname”. She hosted the Nevada Tribal Summit on Brain Health and Dementia drawing 113 attendees with 14 tribes represented. She continues to educate her people. The Numaga Senior Services Program operates under 12 different Grants for the Elders of Pyramid Lake.
Carla is a Mother of three (four) and Grandmother to nine. Carla hopes to increase awareness of Dementia on her reservation and to the tribes across the western Great Basin.