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National Tribal Advisory Committee on Behavioral Health

Purpose:The National Tribal Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Behavioral Health acts as an advisory body to the Division of Behavioral Health and to the Director of the Indian Health Service, with the aim of providing guidance and recommendations on programmatic issues that affect the delivery of behavioral health care for American Indian and Alaska Natives.

NTAC Leadership:

  • Tribal Co-Chair: Vacant
  • Federal Co-Chair: Dr. Glorinda Segay
    Director, Division of Behavioral Health, Indian Health Service

Membership: The NTAC consists of one Representative and one alternate from each of the 12 IHS areas. Members are nominated by IHS Area Directors, in consultation with Tribal leaders. All nominees must be elected Tribal leaders or a designee selected by Tribal leaders. DBH is seeking nominations for the areas with vacancies.

National Tribal Advisory Committee (NTAC) Roster

Alaska Area Albuquerque Area

Representative
Diana Zirul
Tribal Council Treasurer
Kenaitze Indian Tribal Council

Alternate
Tara Ford
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc.

Representative - Vacant

Alternate - Vacant

Bemidji Area Billings Area

Representative
Lana Causley-Smith
Tribal Representative
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

Alternate - Vacant

Representative
Tim Davis
Blackfeet Tribal Business Council
Chair, Health, Education, and Social Services Subcommittee

Alternate - Vacant

California Area Great Plains Area

Representative
Elaine Fink
Tribal Chairperson
North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians

Alternate
Kyle Nelson
Executive Director,
Shingle Springs Health and Wellness Center

Representative
Roger Trudell
Tribal Chairman
Santee Sioux Tribe

Alternate
Peter Lengkeek
Chairman, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

Nashville Navajo Area

Representative- Vacant

Alternate - Vacant

Representative- Vacant

Alternate - Vacant

Oklahoma City Area Phoenix Area

Representative
Jay Keel
Secretary, Department of Family Services
Chickasaw Nation

Alternate
Cassandra McGilbray
Executive Officer
Department of Family Service, Safety, and Quality Division
Chickasaw Nation

Representative
Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss
Councilwoman
Havasupai Tribe

Alternate
Janet Davis
Chairwoman
Pyramid Lake Tribal Council

Portland Area Tucson Area

Representative
Cassandra Sellards Reck
Tribal Council Member
Cowlitz Tribe

Alternate
Dr. Sharon Stanphill
Health and Wellness Director
COW Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians

Representative- Vacant

Alternate - Vacant