Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Beyond the Director, Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, there are many key leaders across the Indian Health Service. Below are their biographies:
Deputy Director for Management Operations
Robert G. McSwain, [PDF - 44KB] a member of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California, is the Deputy Director for Management Operations (DDMO), for the Indian Health Service (IHS). As DDMO, Mr. McSwain serves as the principal advisor to the IHS Director for the management of IHS operations.
Chief Medical Officer
Susan V. Karol, M.D., [PDF - 56KB] a member of the Tuscarora Indian Nation, is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Indian Health Service (IHS). As the IHS CMO, Dr. Karol provides medical advice and guidance to the Office of the Director and staff on American Indian and Alaska Native health care policies and issues.
Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs
RADM Sandra Pattea [PDF - 33KB] a member of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, and a descendent of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, is the Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs for the Indian Health Service (IHS). In this position, RADM Pattea advises the IHS Director and provides oversight on tribal and urban Indian health activities and communications as well as public, legislative, and Congressional relations within the Office of the Director.
Deputy Director for Field Operations
Randy Grinnell, [PDF - 75KB] a member of the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri, is the Deputy Director for Field Operations. The IHS, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is the principal federal health care advocate and provider for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Senior Advisor to the Director
Geoffrey Roth, [PDF - 33KB] a descendent of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota, is the Senior Advisor to the Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS). The IHS, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is the principal federal health care advocate and provider for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Mr. Roth has more than twelve years experience working with Tribes, tribal colleges and universities, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations.
Office of Clinical and Preventive Services
Charlene Avery, M.D. [PDF - 61KB]
Office of Direct Services and Contracting Tribes
CAPT Chris Buchanan [PDF - 50KB]
Office of Environmental Health and Engineering
Gary J. Hartz, P.E. [PDF - 54KB]
Office of Information Technology
CAPT Howard Hays, M.D.
Office of Finance and Accounting
Elizabeth Fowler [PDF - 58KB]
Office of Management Services
Athena S. Elliott, M.P.A. [PDF - 62KB]
Office of Public Health Support
Richard Church [PDF - 65KB]
Office of Resource Access and Partnerships
Carl L. Harper [PDF - 103KB]
Aberdeen Area Indian Health Service
Ron Cornelius [PDF - 47KB]
Alaska Area Indian Health Service
Christopher Mandregan, Jr., M.P.H. [PDF - 43KB]
Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service
RADM Richie K. Grinnell [PDF - 252KB]
Bemidji Area Indian Health Service
Jenny Jenkins [PDF - 57KB]
Billings Area Indian Health Service
Anna Whiting Sorrell [PDF - 66KB]
California Area Indian Health Service
Margo D. Kerrigan [PDF - 54KB]
Nashville Area Indian Health Service
Martha A. Ketcher, M.B.A. [PDF - 57KB]
Navajo Area Indian Health Service
John Hubbard, Jr. [PDF - 87KB]
Oklahoma City Area Indian Health Service
RADM Kevin Meeks [PDF - 53KB]
Phoenix Area Indian Health Service
Dorothy A. Dupree [PDF - 63KB]