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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Clinical Support Center (CSC) "Leading Indian Health Care Education"

About Us

The Director of the Clinical Support Center is Wesley J. Picciotti, MPA.

The Director of the CSC Office of Continuing Education is Theodora Bradley, MPH, RN

Clinical Support Center

Photo of Wesley Picciotti Wesley J. Picciotti, MPA
Director, IHS Clinical Support Center

Wes Picciotti is the Director of the IHS Clinical Support Center. He is responsible for the overall management and direction of the CSC, coordinating the office’s administrative responsibilities, maintaining our national presence and mission focus. Wes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education and a Masters in Public Administration from James Madison University. He started his IHS career 1986 working in the IHS Scholarship Program in Rockville, Maryland, making his way to Arizona and the CSC in the fall of 1993. Wes is Mandan-Hidatsa from the Three Affiliated Tribes, New Town, North Dakota. He is an IHS 437 Scholarship recipient, has received numerous awards during his IHS career, and is a graduate of the IHS Executive Leadership Development Program. He continues to enjoy working at the Clinical Support Center, the wonderful staff that he is privileged to work with every day, and is looking forward to the challenges of tomorrow.

Photo of Cheryl Begay Cheryl Begay

Cheryl Begay says Yah at teeh! She is a secretary and front receptionist for the Clinical Support Center. Her duties consist of greeting people who come to the CSC, front desk phone coverage, processing of incoming and outgoing mail, updating the database of our mailing labels, assisting with travel and training/conference coordination, and general secretarial duties for the personnel of the CSC. She works closely with the alcohol program by providing program/training assistance with the annual CUSAD training, preparing binders, handouts, agendas, slide presentation set up and providing on-site assistance at the trainings. She is the contact person for the conference room reservation and set up and also works with Dr. Hooper assisting him with the processing of Tort Claims. She is a production assistant for the monthly journal, The IHS Primary Care Provider. She would like to add that she is Navajo from Coyote Canyon, New Mexico, and she has been living in the valley for the past 16 years. She has been with the Indian Health Service for 15 years and thoroughly enjoys her job. She is currently attending school in her spare time and will be graduating this summer!

Photo of Gigi Holmes Gigi Holmes
Project Coordinator

Georgianna “Gigi” Holmes is the Project Coordinator and the lead contact for the IHS Executive Leadership Development Program. She joined CSC in 1985 as an administrative secretary. Since that time, she has assumed additional roles to support IHS Headquarters with Special Initiatives, among them serving as the CSC liaison to the IHS Scholarship Program to coordinate student conferences, the scholarship committee member meetings, and the scholarship application review meetings. Gigi has been instrumental in revamping the business operations in the Clinical Support Center and is a contributing member improving the workflow for the Office of Continuing Education. Prior to CSC, Gigi served seven years as a secretary for the Phoenix Area Title I Education Program with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Gigi is a 2005 recipient of the Phoenix Area Director’s Award and the 2007 National IHS Director’s Award for exemplary service and outstanding support to the IHS mission and goals.

Photo of Arlene Miguel Arlene Miguel-Johnson
Budget Analyst

Arlene Miguel-Johnson is the Budget Analyst and is responsible for a wide variety of procedural and technical duties relating to budget and fund control under supervision of the Director of Clinical Support Center and is the Property Custodial Officer. She is responsible for secure storage and inventory control of personal property. Arlene is Quechan from Fort Yuma, CA and joined CSC in August of 1984.

Office of Continuing Education

Photo of Dora Bradley Dora Bradley, MPH, RN
Director, Office of Continuing Education

CAPT Dora R. Bradley is the Director of the Office of Continuing Education at the IHS Clinical Support Center national program overseeing the professional continuing education support for a variety of clinical disciplines agency-wide, including Tribal and Urban facilities and programs with similar educational interests and missions. Dora is a member of the Navajo Nation originally from Chinle, Arizona. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Arizona State University and a Masters of Public Health degree in Health Administration and Policy from the University of Arizona. Since 1987, Dora has worked for the Indian Health Service at various locations throughout Arizona: Chinle, Whiteriver, Sacaton, and Phoenix. She is an IHS 437 Scholarship recipient beginning her career with the COSTEP program, and later as a Pediatric, Medical-Surgical, Clinical, and Quality Improvement Nurse serving various tribes and communities. Dora is a Captain with the U.S. Public Health Service. She is an active member of several professional associations including the Commissioned Officers Association, the American Indian/Alaska Native Commissioned Officers Advisory Committee, the National Nursing Staff Development Organization, the Native American Nurses Association, and the Arizona State University Native American Alumni Chapter. She is a graduate of the IHS Executive Leadership Development Program.

Photo of E.Y. Hooper E.Y. Hooper
Agency Risk Manager

EY Hooper is a family medicine physician who has served in the IHS for 33 years, the first thirty as a commissioned officer, and more recently as a civil servant. He has had the privilege of working at CSC for the past 20 years and currently is tasked with Risk Management-related activities for IHS headquarters at CSC half-time, as well as providing outpatient clinical care at PIMC the remainder of the week.

Photo of John Saari John Saari, MD
Medical Educator

Dr. Saari has worked for the Indian Health Service for more than 34 years as a physician (family practice and geriatrics) and medical educator. He is responsible for maintaining the accreditation status of the Clinical Support Center and overseeing the sponsorship process for continuing medical education activities supported by CSC. He is the editor of The IHS Primary Care Provider.

Photo of Ed Stein Edward Stein, PharmD, MPH
Pharmacy Educator

CDR Ed Stein is a pharmacist who has served in the U.S. Public Health Service for over 14 years, all of them in the Indian Health Service. He began his IHS career at the Cibecue Health Center, moved to the Whiteriver Indian Hospital, and is currently the Pharmacist Educator at the IHS Clinical Support Center. His current duties are focused on the recruitment of pharmacists for IHS. CDR Stein received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University, completed a residency in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, and holds a Masters of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts. His areas of interest include pharmacy practice, rural health care, and health care disparities.

CAPT Linda M. Trujillo CAPT Linda M. Trujillo, MSN, RN
Nurse Educator

CAPT Linda M. Trujillo, MSN, RN, is the Nurse Educator and Lead Planner responsible for the overall nursing continuing education activities sponsored by CSC including maintaining national accreditation through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Her work involves planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating quality continuing education programs for nurses at all levels at I/T/U settings across the country. CAPT Trujillo, a member of the Navajo Nation and an IHS 437 Scholarship recipient, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Arizona State University and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Her nursing experience includes Diabetes Education, Case Management, and Nursing Management for Ambulatory Care Services. CAPT Trujillo is a former chair of the Phoenix Area Council of Nurses and Past-President and current active member of the Native American Nurses Association.

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