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IHS Area Behavioral Health Consultants

The Area Behavioral Health Consultants are a collaborative group that advises Headquarters, Division of Behavioral Health on the needs and activities of each IHS Area and on the most recent information available from the Area and Service Unit levels. The Consultants represent each of the 12 IHS Areas and serve as a bridge between the field and the Division.

Alaska Area

Laura Baez
Director Division of Behavioral Health
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
4000 Ambassador Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-729-4594

Kenneth Glifort, MD, MPH
Deputy Director/Chief Medical Officer
Office of the Director
Federal Building
4141 Ambassador Drive, Suite 300
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-729-3686

Albuquerque Area

Chris Fore, Ph.D.
Behavioral Health Consultant
Federal Building
5300 Homestead Road, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505-248-4444

Bemidji Area

Chris Poole
Behavioral Health Consultant
Bemidji Area Office
Federal Building
522 Minnesota Avenue, N.E.
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: 218-444-0485

Billings Area

Phillip Rector
Acting Behavioral Health Consultant
Director, Behavioral Health, Forensic Psychologist
Wind River Service Unit
P.O. Box 128
Fort Washakie, WY 82514
Phone: 307-335-5952

California Area

Dawn M. Phillips, RN, MPA
Behavioral Health Consultant
John E. Moss Federal Building
650 Capitol Mall, Suite 7-100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-930-3981 x331

Great Plains Area

William Carr
Mental Health Program Officer
Federal Building
115 Fourth Avenue, S.E.
Suite 309
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: 605-226-7341

Nashville Area

Palmeda D. Taylor, Ph.D.
Area Psychologist/Behavioral Health
Office of Public Health
Federal Building
711 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: 615-467-1534

Navajo Area

Jayne Talk-Sanchez
Chief Area Behavioral Health Consultant
Division of Behavioral Health Office
Federal Building
P.O. Box 160, NHWY 491
Shiprock, NM 87420
Phone: 505-368-7421
*Program Assistant: Delphine—505-368-7425

Oklahoma City Area

Don Carter
Behavioral Health Consultant
Director, Behavioral Health
Federal Building
701 Market Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Phone: 405-951-3817

Karen Hearod
Deputy Director, Behavioral Health
Federal Building
701 Market Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Phone: 405-951-6016


Phoenix Area

Derek Patton
Mental Health Program Specialist
Office of Health Programs
Federal Building
40 North Central Avenue, Suite 606
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-364-5194

Portland Area

Michelle Sobel, LCSW, CADC
Behavioral Health Consultant
Portland Area Office
1414 N.W. Northrup Street
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-414-5596

Tucson Area

Michael Flood
Area Behavioral Health Consultant
7900 South J Stock Road
Tucson, AZ 85746
Phone: 520-295-2469