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Key Leaders

Principal Deputy Director

Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee [PDF - 4 MB], an enrolled member of the Zuni Tribe, is Principal Deputy Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee

Deputy Director

Rear Adm. Chris Buchanan [PDF - 3 MB], an enrolled member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, is Deputy Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services.

RADM Chris Buchanan

Acting Deputy Director for Management Operations

Rear Adm. Chris Buchanan [PDF - 3 MB], an enrolled member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, is the Acting Deputy Director for Management Operations for the Indian Health Service.

RADM Chris Buchanan

Chief Medical Officer

Rear Adm. Michael Toedt, M.D., [PDF - 87 KB] serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the Indian Health Service.

CAPT Michael Toedt, M.D.

Deputy Director for Quality Health Care

Jonathan Merrell, RN, BSN, MBA [PDF - 87 KB], an enrolled member of the Delaware Tribe of Indians and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma by Delaware descent, is the Deputy Director for Quality Health Care for the Indian Health Service.

Jonathan Merrell, RN, BSN, MBA

Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs

P. Benjamin Smith, [PDF - 109 KB] an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, is the Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs for the Indian Health Service (IHS).

P. Benjamin Smith

Deputy Director for Field Operations

Christopher Mandregan, Jr., M.P.H. [PDF - 176 KB], a tribal member (Alaska Native) of the Aleut Community of St. Paul, is the Acting Deputy Director for Field Operations for the Indian Health Service (IHS).

Christopher Mandregan, J.r, M.P.H.

Chief of Staff

Rear Adm. Brandon Taylor [PDF - 128 KB], an enrolled member of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation, is the Chief of Staff for the Indian Health Service. As the Chief of Staff and a member of IHS senior staff, Taylor oversees the coordination of key Agency activities and supports the Office of the Director in a broad range of duties related to the development and implementation of IHS initiatives and priorities.

Chief of Staff CAPT Brandon Taylor

Headquarters Offices

Office of Clinical & Preventive Services

Darrell LaRoche [PDF - 67 KB]
Director

Office of Direct Services & Contracting Tribes

Roselyn Tso [PDF - 71 KB]
Director

Office of Environmental Health & Engineering

Gary J. Hartz, P.E. [PDF - 54 KB]
Director

Office of Human Resources

Lisa Gyorda [PDF - 62 KB]
Director

Office of Information Technology

Mitchell Thornbrugh [PDF - 68 KB]
Director

Office of Finance & Accounting

Ann Church [PDF - 78 KB]
Acting Director

Office of Management Services

Athena S. Elliott [PDF - 63 KB]
Director

Office of Public Health Support

Rear Adm. Francis Frazier [PDF - 114 KB]
Director

Office of Resource Access & Partnerships

Cmdr. John Rael [PDF - 61 KB]
Director

Office of Tribal Self-Governance

Jennifer Cooper [PDF -82 KB]
Director

Office of Urban Indian Health Programs

Rose Weahkee, Ph.D [PDF - 118 KB]
Acting Director


Area Directors

Alaska Area Indian Health Service

Evangelyn "Angel" Dotomain
Acting Director

Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service

Leonard Thomas, M.D. [PDF - 70 KB]
Director

Bemidji Area Indian Health Service

Richard Gerry
Acting Director

Billings Area Indian Health Service

Bryce Redgrave
Acting Director

California Area Indian Health Service

Beverly Miller [PDF - 54 KB]
Director

Great Plains Area Indian Health Service

James Driving Hawk [PDF - 173 KB]
Director

Nashville Area Indian Health Service

Beverly Cotton, DNP, RN [PDF - 123 KB]
Director

Navajo Area Indian Health Service

Capt. Brian Johnson [PDF - 77 KB]
Acting Director

Oklahoma City Area Indian Health Service

Rear Adm. Travis Watts, PharmD [PDF - 50 KB]
Director

Phoenix Area Indian Health Service

Rear Adm. Charles Ty Reidhead [PDF - 86 KB]
Director

Portland Area Indian Health Service

Dean Seyler [PDF - 84 KB]
Director

Tucson Area Indian Health Service

Dixie Gaikowski [PDF - 89 KB]
Director