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

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Key Leaders

Acting Director

CAPT Chris Buchanan

RADM Chris Buchanan [PDF - 59 KB], an enrolled member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, is Acting Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The IHS is the principal federal health care advocate and provider of health care services for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Deputy Director for Management Operations

Elizabeth A. Fowler

Elizabeth A. Fowler [PDF - 65 KB], a member of the Comanche Nation with descendancy from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, is the Deputy Director for Management Operations for 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.

Acting Chief Medical Officer

Capt. Michael Toedt, M.D.

CAPT Michael Toedt, M.D. [PDF - 65 KB], serves as the Acting Chief Medical Officer of the Indian Health Service. The IHS, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is the principal federal health care provider for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Acting Deputy Director for Quality Health Care

Rear Admiral Nicole Lurie, M.D., MSPH

CAPT Nicole Lurie, M.D., MSPH [PDF - 58 KB], is the Acting Deputy Director for Quality Health Care for the Indian Health Service. In this role, Dr. Lurie serves as the principal advisor to the IHS Director on health care quality and provides leadership and management over the IHS Quality Program.

Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs

P. Benjamin Smith

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). The IHS, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Acting Deputy Director of Field Operations

Rear Admiral Kevin Meeks

RADM Kevin Meeks [PDF - 66 KB], a member of the Chickasaw Nation, is the Acting Deputy Director of Field Operations for 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.

Acting Chief of Staff

RADM Kelly M. Taylor

RADM Kelly M. Taylor [PDF - 66 KB], a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is the Acting Chief of Staff for the Indian Health Service. 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.

 

Headquarters Offices

Office of Clinical and Preventive Services

RADM Sarah Linde, M.D. [PDF - 71 KB]
Acting Director

Office of Direct Services and Contracting Tribes

Roselyn Tso [PDF - 55 KB]
Acting Director

Office of Environmental Health and Engineering

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

Office of Human Resources

Lisa Gyorda [PDF - 62 KB]
Director

Office of Information Technology

CAPT Mark Rives, DSc [PDF - 68 KB]
Director

Office of Finance and Accounting

Ann Church [PDF - 78 KB]
Acting Director

Office of Management Services

Robert McSwain [PDF - 58 KB]
Director

Office of Public Health Support

CAPT Francis Frazier [PDF - 95 KB]
Acting Director

Office of Resource Access and Partnerships

Terri Schmidt, R.N. [PDF - 77 KB]
Acting Director

Office of Tribal Self-Governance

Jennifer Cooper [PDF - 55 KB]
Acting Director

Office of Urban Indian Health Programs

Raho Ortiz [PDF - 156 KB]
Acting Director

Area Directors

Alaska Area Indian Health Service

Christopher Mandregan, Jr., M.P.H. [PDF - 43 KB]
Director

Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service

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

Bemidji Area Indian Health Service

Keith Longie [PDF - 65 KB]
Director

Billings Area Indian Health Service

Dorothy Dupree [PDF - 52 KB]
Director

California Area Indian Health Service

Beverly Miller [PDF - 54 KB]
Director

Great Plains Area Indian Health Service

CAPT Francis Frazier [PDF - 96 KB]
Acting Director

Nashville Area Indian Health Service

Martha A. Ketcher, M.B.A. [PDF - 57 KB]
Director

Navajo Area Indian Health Service

CAPT Brian Johnson [PDF - 77 KB]
Acting Director

Oklahoma City Area Indian Health Service

RADM Kevin Meeks [PDF - 54 KB]
Director

Phoenix Area Indian Health Service

RADM 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