Advisory Board

Purpose of the Advisory Committee

The Center will have an Advisory Committee composed of representatives from each of the four Tribes in ND and one from the National Indian Health Board. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to ensure that Center activities are appropriately responding to the public health needs of tribal communities in North Dakota, regionally and nationally and to identify opportunities (funding and programmatic) for future Center activities.

Advisory Committee Members

Turtle Mountain Chippewa

Indian Health Service

Georgia (Gigi) Artz, Supervisor Community Health Nurse

Tribal Nations Research Group
Anita Frederick, President

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Dr. Melanie Nadeau, Assistant Director Master of Public Health Program

Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation

Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation Fort Berthold Diabetes Program
Jared Eagle, Director

Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance
Chalsey Snyder, Social Media Manager

Spirit Lake Nation

Cankdeska Cikana Community College
Iris Walking Eagle, Next Steps Mentor

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Child Support Enforcement Agency
Jerl Thompson, Director

Nutrition for the Elderly/Caregiver Support Program
Petra Harmon One Hawk, Director 

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate

Tribal Research Office
Heather Larsen, Director

University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Cole Ward, Project Coordinator

National Indian Health Board

National Indian Health Board
Carolyn Hornbuckle, Director of Public Health Policy and Programs

National Indian Health Board
Robert Foley, Chief program officer 


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