Andy Joseph, Jr. is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville, Nespelem District; a US Army veteran, and the Chairman of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. He serves as a member of the National Indian Health Board, on the Indian Health Service Direct Services Tribes Advisory Committee as Vice Chairman, and as the Chair of the Human Services Committee at his own tribal Council. Andy comes from a long tradition of Tribal Chiefs.
Cheryle Kennedy, Vice Chairman
Cheryle Kennedy, a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, comes from a family of weavers, beaders, carvers, gatherers, fishermen and hunters. She is a former Executive Director of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and has a 30-year career as a Health Administrator working with many different tribes. As a recipient of the Outstanding Leader in Health Care from the Oregon State Department of Health, Cheryle has also been widely recognized for her contributions in elevating the health status of Indian people by the National Indian Health Board.
Shawna Gavin, Treasurer
Shawna is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and the Chair of the award winning Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center Commission.
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Avid proponent of improved American Indian/Alaska Native health status
Former Executive Assistant at NPAIHB