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California Area Tribal Advisory Committee (CATAC)


The CATAC (established in March 1998) provides counsel and guidance to the Area Director, in accordance with the tribal consultation policy.  The CATAC is comprised of 15 representatives; the Area Director is the 16th member.  Each member is selected by California Area Tribal Leaders during the Annual Tribal Consultation (during which alternate members are also determined).  The CATAC meets quarterly.

Primary Representative Term Expiration Alternate Representative
North Region    
Deana Bovee, Susanville 2021 Leann McCallum, Tolowa
Michael Thom, Karuk 2020 Angela Martin, Greenville
Lupe Luna, Greenville 2020 Morning Joy Martinez, Pit River
East Central    
Ervin Lent Sr., Bridgeport 2021 Dave Moose, Big Pine
Carol Bill, Cold Springs 2020 Cammeron Hodson, Wilton
Elaine Fink, North Fork 2020 Benjamin Clark, Mooretown
West Central Region    
Silver Galleto, Cloverdale 2021 Sonny Elliott, Hopland
Debra Ramirez, Redwood Valley 2021 Lydia Aguayo, Manchester-Pt. Arena
Crista Ray, Scotts Valley 2020 Leora Treppa-Diego, Habematolel
Southern Region    
Teresa Sanchez, Morongo 2021 Brandie Miranda, Pechanga
Michael Garcia, Ewiiaapaayp 2021 Veronica Espinoza, Santa Rosa
Chris Devers, Pauma 2020 Robert Smith, Pala
Urban Representative    
Britta Guerrero, SNAHC 2020  
National Indian Health Board    
Lisa Elgin    
IHS Representative    
Beverly Miller    

Contact Person

Travis Coleman
Indian Self-Determination Program Manager, Indian Health Service, California Area Office
Phone:  (916) 930-3981, ext. 319
Fax:  (916) 930-3952