All forty-three federally recognized tribes in Oregon, Washington and Idaho are members, or Delegates, of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. Tribal profiles are provided below for each of our member tribes.

There are 5 NPAIHB Member Tribes in the state of Idaho. To learn more about the individual Tribes, click on the links

Delegates of NPAIHB

In 1972, several Northwest tribal members recognized the need to exercise control over the design and development of health care delivery systems in their local communities.  Today, every federally recognized tribe in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho serves as a Delegate to NPAIHB.  Many Delegates also serve on their tribe’s council.

Delegates are the cornerstone of NPAIHB, providing direction and guidance on health related legislative activities, program direction and activities, NPAIHB program operations manual changes, and the five year strategic plan.

NPAIHB is proud of the many contributions that our member tribes have made to Indian related health issues in the Northwest and in Indian Country.

Delegates meet quarterly to:

  • Review NPAIHB financial status
  • Provide direction and set legislative policy on health related issues affecting Northwest tribes and Indian County
  • Plan future activities of NPAIHB
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  • Discuss health related state and federal activities

Current Delegates

  • Wanda Johnson – Burns Paiute Tribe
  • Dan Gleason – Chehalis Tribe
  • Ernest Stensgar – Coeur D’alene Tribe
  • Andy Joseph – Conf. Tribes Of Colville
  • Cheryle Kennedy – Conf. Tribes Of Grand Ronde
  • Gloria Ingle – Conf. Tribes Of Siletz
  • Shawna Gavin – Conf. Tribes Of Umatilla
  • Janice Clements – Conf. Tribes Of Warm Springs
  • Vicki Faciane – Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw
  • Kelle Little – Coquille Tribe
  • Sharon Stanphill – Cow Creek Band Of Umpqua
  • Cassandra Sellards-Reck – Cowlitz Tribe
  • Brenda Nielson – Hoh Tribe
  • Brent Simcosky – Jamestown S’klallam Tribe
  • Darren Holmes – Kalispel Tribe Of Indians
  • Shawn Jackson – Klamath Tribe
  • Velma Bahe – Kootenai Tribe
  • Frances Charles – Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
  • Cheryl Sanders – Lummi Nation
  • Elizabeth Buckingham – Makah Tribe
  • Charlotte Williams – Muckleshoot Tribe
  • Sam Penney – Nez Perce Tribe

  • Rena Wells – Nisqually Tribe
  • Lona Johnson – Nooksack Tribe
  • Shane Warner – Nw Band Of Shoshone
  • Ed Fox – Port Gamble S’klallam
  • Vacant – Puyallup Tribe
  • Andrew Shogren – Quileute Tribal Council
  • Pearl Capoeman-Baller – Quinault Nation
  • Joanne Liantonio – Samish Indian Nation
  • Rhonda Metcalf – Sauk-Suiattle Tribe
  • Kim Zillyett – Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe
  • Eradonna Perkins – Shoshone Bannock Tribe
  • Deborah McRae – Skokomish Tribe
  • Frances Delosangeles – Snoqualmie Tribe
  • Greg Abrahamson – Spokane
  • Bonnie Sanchez – Squaxin Island Tribe
  • Kevin Collins – Stillaguamish Tribe
  • Leslie Wosnig – Suquamish Tribe
  • Cheryl Rasar – Swinomish Tribe
  • Melvin Sheldon – Tulalip Tribe
  • Marilyn Scott – Upper Skagit Tribe
  • Frank Mesplie – Yakama Nation