NIHB Board of Directors

William Smith - Valdez Native Tribe
NIHB Chairperson and Alaska Area Representative
Valdez Native Tribe - Board Member
Alaska Native Health Board – Chairman

Sam Moose – Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
NIHB Vice Chairperson and Bemidji Area Representative
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe – Commissioner of Administration

Marty Wafford
NIHB Treasurer and Oklahoma City Area Representative
Under Secretary of Support and Services – Chickasaw Nation Department of Health

Jacqueline Platero – To’Hajiilee Band of Navajos
NIHB Secretary and Albuquerque Area Representative
Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board – Vice Chairperson

Janet Alkire – Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
NIHB Member-At-Large and Great Plains Area Representative
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe - Chairperson

Lee Spoonhunter - Northern Arapaho Tribe
Billings Area Representative
Northern Arapaho Tribe – Councilman

Arch Super – Karuk Tribe
California Area Representative
California Rural Indian Health Board - Chairperson

Beverly Cook - St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
Nashville Area Representative
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe - Chief

Dr. Buu Nygren - Navajo Nation
Navajo Area Representative
Navajo Nation - President

Andy Joseph, Jr. - Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Portland Area Representative
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation - Councilmember

Jerome Kasey III - White Mountain Apache Tribe
Phoenix Area Representative
White Mountain Apache Tribe - Vice Chairman

Pamela Benavidez - Tohono O'odham Nation
Tucson Area Representative
Tohono O’odham Nation - Legislative Council, Pisinemo District


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