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Federal Update on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders

March 26 , 2020


Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Conference Call: 800-857-5577

Participant Passcode:  6703929

Webinar Adobe Connect:

Participant Password: ihs123




Moderator: Laura Rigas, Principal Deputy Director, HHS Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs




White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

  • Tyler Fish, Senior Policy Advisor & Tribal Liaison


Indian Health Service

  • RADM Michael Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director,


Department of the Interior

  • Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, U.S.


Programmatic Updates 


HHS Administration for Community Living

  • Lance A. Robertson, Administrator, , Assistant Secretary for Aging


HHS Administration for Children and Families

  • Jeannie Hovland, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Native Americans, and Commissioner, Administration for Native American


HHS Indian Health Service

  • Dr. Michael Toedt, Chief Medical Officer


Veterans Affairs

  • Stephanie Birdwell, Director, Office of Tribal Government Relations


This Week’s Presentation 


Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • Willie Nunn, Federal Coordinating Officer, Office of Response and Recovery, FEMA
  • Traci Brasher, Acting Director, Public Assistance Division, Recovery Directorate, Office of Response and Recovery, FEMA


Small Business Administration

  •  Mark Randle, Public Information Officer, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration


Contact Info

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