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California Area Office logoCalifornia Area Office

Office of the Area Director

(916) 930-3981 + Extension

 
The Office of the Area Director provides overall direction and leadership by encouraging maximum participation by California area tribes in establishing the goals and objectives for the California Area Indian Health Service. This office coordinates activities, resources, pertinent health policy and program management issues, both internal and external, with other federal, state, local and privately funded health care programs.

Margo D. Kerrigan, M.P.H., Area Director
Beverly Miller, CPA, MHA, Deputy Area Director (beverly.miller@ihs.gov)

  • Administrative decision and program direction
  • Congressional inquiries
  • Media and public affairs
  • Tribal consultation

Charles Magruder, MD, Chief Medical Officer (Extension 367) (charles.magruder@ihs.gov)

  • Medical leadership and clinical advisor
  • Healthcare quality, accreditation and compliance
  • Development and implementation of health policy and initiatives
  • Emergency preparedness 
  • Behavioral health training and technical assistance consultant
  • Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC) Task Force coordinator
  • Supervisor / Liaison for PHS commissioned officers assigned to tribal healthcare programs under memorandum of agreement

David Sprenger, MD, Behavioral Health Consultant (Extension 321) (david.sprenger@ihs.gov)

Travis Coleman, Indian Self-Determination Program Manager (Extension 319) (travis.coleman@ihs.gov)

  • Coordinate tribal communications
  • Self-determination
  • Self-governance

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