As a result of the current Federal government funding situation, the information on this website may not be up to date or acted upon. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at www.opm.gov . Despite the lapse in appropriations, IHS will continue to provide direct clinical health care services as well as referrals for contracted services that cannot be provided through IHS clinics. For more information on how IHS is impacted, visit: HHS Contingency Plan
Principal Deputy Director
Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee [PDF - 98 KB], 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. Chris Buchanan [PDF - 49 KB], 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.
Deputy Director for Management Operations
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).
Chief Medical Officer
Rear Adm. Michael Toedt, M.D., [PDF - 42 KB] serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the Indian Health Service.
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.
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).
Deputy Director of Field Operations
Rear Adm. Kevin Meeks [PDF - 52 KB], a member of the Chickasaw Nation, is the Deputy Director of Field Operations for the Indian Health Service (IHS).
Chief of Staff
Capt. Brandon Taylor [PDF - 112 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.
Office of Clinical & Preventive Services
Beverly Cotton, DNP [PDF - 57 KB]
Office of Direct Services & Contracting Tribes
Roselyn Tso [PDF - 71 KB]
Office of Environmental Health & Engineering
Gary J. Hartz, P.E. [PDF - 54 KB]
Office of Human Resources
Lisa Gyorda [PDF - 62 KB]
Office of Information Technology
Mitchell Thornbrugh [PDF - 56 KB]
Office of Finance & Accounting
Ann Church [PDF - 78 KB]
Office of Management Services
Athena S. Elliott [PDF - 63 KB]
Office of Public Health Support
Capt. Francis Frazier [PDF - 109 KB]
Office of Resource Access & Partnerships
Cmdr. John Rael [PDF - 61 KB]
Office of Tribal Self-Governance
Jennifer Cooper [PDF -82 KB]
Office of Urban Indian Health Programs
Rose Weahkee, Ph.D [PDF - 118 KB]
Alaska Area Indian Health Service
Christopher Mandregan, Jr., M.P.H. [PDF - 43 KB]
Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service
Leonard Thomas, M.D. [PDF - 70 KB]
Bemidji Area Indian Health Service
Keith Longie [PDF - 65 KB]
Billings Area Indian Health Service
Dorothy Dupree [PDF - 52 KB]
California Area Indian Health Service
Beverly Miller [PDF - 54 KB]
Great Plains Area Indian Health Service
James Driving Hawk [PDF - 76 KB]
Nashville Area Indian Health Service
Bruce Finke, M.D.
Navajo Area Indian Health Service
Capt. Brian Johnson [PDF - 77 KB]
Oklahoma City Area Indian Health Service
Capt. Travis Watts, PharmD [PDF - 47 KB]
Phoenix Area Indian Health Service
Rear Adm. Charles Ty Reidhead [PDF - 86 KB]