Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board: Indian Leadership for Indian Health

NPAIHB Staff Directory

Board Contact Information

2121 SW Broadway  
Suite 300            
Portland, OR 97201
Phone - 503-228-4185
Fax - 503-228-8182
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Management & Administrative Staff

Joe Finkbonner - Executive Director, Lummi, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Jacqueline Left Hand Bull - Administrative Officer, Sicangu Lakota, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Elaine Dado - Executive Admin. Asst., Rosebud Sioux, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Nancy Scott - Accounts Payable Specialist, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Micheal Feroglia - Business Manager, Cheyenne River Sioux, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Eugene Mostofi - Fund Accounting Manager, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Tanya Firemoon - Office Manager, Assiniboine, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
James Fry - Director of Information Services, Colville, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Chris Sanford - Network Administrator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Andra Wagner - Human Resources Coordinator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Tara Fox - Grants Specialist, Three Affiliated Tribes of Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara (North Dakota),  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Program Operations Staff

Jim Roberts- Policy Analyst, Hopi, Sioux, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Lisa Griggs - Program Operations Administrative Assistant, Blackfeet, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Northwest Tribal Cancer Control Project (NTCCP)


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Tom Becker MD - Principal Investigator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Kerri Lopez - Director, Tolowa, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Eric Vinson - Cancer Caregiver/Project Coordinator, Cherokee, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Portland Area IHS IRB

Rena Macy - Chair, Spokane Tribe, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Clarice Charging - IRB Coordinator, Mandan/Hidatsa, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Monitoring the Abuse of Drugs (MAD)

Bridget Canniff - Project Director, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Erik Kakuska - Project Specialist, Zuni Tribe, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Rennae Granados - Research Assistant, Umatilla Tribes, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Elizabeth Hawkins - Principal Investigator, Healthy Navigations

Project Red Talon

Stephanie Craig Rushing - Project Director, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Colbie Caughlan - Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative Project Manager, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
David Stephens - Multimedia Project Specialist, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mattie Tomeo-Palmanteer - VOICES Project Coordinator, Colville Tribe, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Jessica Leston - Multimedia Project Coordinator, Tsimshian, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Amanda Gaston - It’s Your Game Coordinator, Zuni, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Tommy Ghost Dog - Red Talon Project Assistant, Burns Paiute, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Sexual Assault Prevention Project

Lisa Norton, Project Coordinator, Siletz Tribe, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Public Health Programs Improvement

Bridget Canniff, Public Health Improvement Manager, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center Staff & EpiCenter Projects


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Victoria Warren-Mears - EpiCenter Director, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Thomas M. Weiser MD - Medical Epidemiologist, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Jessica Marcinkevage - Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, CDC, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Birdie Wermy, Southern Cheyenne, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Ticey Casey - Project Coordinator, Siletz, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Tom Becker MD - Medical Epidemiologist, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Nicole Smith - Biostatistician, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Nancy L. Bennett - Biostatistician, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Native Nutrition and Physical Fitness Project

NW Native American Research Center for Health (NW NARCH)

Tom Becker MD - NARCH Principal Investigator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Jodi Lapidus PhD - Consultant, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Methamphetamine Data Project

Linda Frizzell PhD - Project Director, Eastern Cherokee/Lakota, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Improving Health Research Skills for AI/AN Sudents

Tom Becker MD - Co Project Investigator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Professional Development for AI/AN Faculty


Tom Becker MD - Project Investigator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Indian Community Health Profile Project (ICHP)

Tam Lutz - ICHP Director, Lummi, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Toddler Obesity & Tooth Decay Prevention Project (TOTS)

Njeri Karanja - TOTS Project Investigator
Cheryl Ritenbaugh - TOTS Co Project Investigator
Gerardo Maupome - TOTS Co Project Investigator
Mikel Aikin - TOTS Co Project Investigator
Tam Lutz - TOTS Director, Junior Project Investigator, Lummi, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Northwest Tribal Dental Support Center (NTDSC)

Bonnie Bruerd - Prevention Coordinator, Contractor, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Bruce Johnson - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Kathy Phipps - Epidemiology Coordinator, Contractor, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Ticey Casey - Project Manager, Siletz Tribe, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Northwest Tribal Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Project (NTFAS)

Carolyn Hartness - Project Specialist, Contractor, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Suzie Kuerschner - Project Specialist, Contractor, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Improving Data & Enhancing Access (IDEA-NW)/Northwest Tribal Registry Project

Sujata Joshi - Project Director, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Jenine Dankovchik - Project Biostatistician, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Kristyn Bigback - Support Specialist/Statistician, Northern Cheyenne, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Northwest Tribal Cancer Navigator Project

Jenine Dankovchik - Project Specialist, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Western Tribal Diabetes Project (WTDP)

Kerri Lopez - WTDP Director, Tolowa, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Don Head - WTDP NW Project Specialist, Gwich’in, Blackfeet, Gros Ventre .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Erik Kakuska WTDP - Project Specialist, Zuni Tribe, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Ryan Swafford - WTDP Project Assistant, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Monika Trimble - BRFSS Interviewer, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Maggie Lou Tafua - Native Fitness Asst, Paiute, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative

Stephanie Craig Rushing - Project Director .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Colbie Caughlan - Project Coordinator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Injury Prevention Program (IPP)

Bridget M. Canniff - Project Director, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Luella Azule - Project Coordinator, Yakama Nation/Umatilla, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Native CARS (Children Always Ride Safe)

Jodi Lapidus PhD - Principal Investigator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Tam Lutz - Project Director, Lummi, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Nicole Smith - Biostatistician, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Candice Jimenez - Research Assistant, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

EHR and Meaningful Use Support Center

Katie Johnson, Pharm D, LCDR, USPHS, Project Director, NPAIHB Regional Extension Center, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Chris Sanford - Network Administrator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)