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Nursing Recruiters

Indian Health Service and Tribal Nurse Recruitment team


Melvina Murphy, RN, MSN
Area Nurse Consultant
Albuquerque Area, Indian Health Service
5300 Homestead Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505-248-4533 Direct

Alaska Area

Shelly Strange
Professional Recruiter
ANTHC Tribal Health
3900 Ambassador Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-729-4472
Fax: 907-729-3638

Bemidji Area

Anthony Buckanaga
Health Professions Recruiter
522 Minnesota Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: 218-444-0486
Toll Free: 800-892-3079
Fax: 218-444-0498

Billings Area

Susan Swanz
Health Professions Recruiter
2900 4th Avenue North
P.O. Box 36600
Billings, Montana 59101
Phone: 406-247-7126
Fax: 406-247-7231

California Area

Susan E. Ducore, MSN, RN
Area Nurse Consultant
California Area Indian Health Service
650 Capitol Mall, Suite 7-100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-930-3981
Fax: 916-930-3952

Great Plains Area

Jody Kirkie Orozco
Health Professions Recruiter
115 4th Ave. SE
Federal Building - Rm 309
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: 605-226-7585
Fax: 605-226-7321

Nathan Anderson
115 4th Ave SE
Federal Bldg., Room 309
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: 605-681-4940
Fax: 218-444-0464


Max R. Boykin, MSN, RN
Chief Nurse Officer

Navajo Area

Jeannette Yazzie, RN, BSN, eMBA
Area Nurse Consultant
Phone: 928-871-1329
Fax: 928-871-1365

Crownpoint Health Care Facility Pamela Detsoi-Smiley, BSN, RN
Chief Nurse Executive
P.O. Box 358
Hwy Junction 57, Rt9
Crownpoint, NM 87313
Phone: 505-786-6262

Diane Hoy, RN
Medical Staff Recruiter
P.O. Box 358
Hwy Junction 57, Rt9
Crownpoint, NM 87313
Phone: 505-786-6239

Chinle Comprehensive Health Care-Tsaile Health Center-Pinon Health Center
Ella Bia
Nurse Recruiter
P.O Box Drawer PH
Chinle, AZ 86503
Phone: 928-674-7608

Gallup Indian Medical Center
Myra Cousens, BSN, RN
Gallup Indian Medical Center
P.O. Box 1337
Gallup, NM 87301
Phone: 505-726-8549

Northern Navajo Medical Center
Winifred Howard, BSN ,RN
P.O. Box 160, Hwy 491 North
Shiprock, NM 87420
Phone: 505-368-6933

Kayenta Health Center
Wanda Begay, RN
Chief Nurse Executive
P.O. Box 368
Kayenta, AZ 86033
Phone: 928-697-4000
Phone: 928-697-4222

Tse'hootsooi' Medical Center (Tribal)
Michelle Beasley, BSN, RN
Chief Nurse Executive
Director of Nursing Recruitment
Tséhootsooí Medical Center
Corner of Rt. N12 & Rt. N7
Fort Defiance, AZ 86504
Office: 928-729-8394

Alicia L. Shields, MSN, RN
Chief Nurse Executive
Tséhootsooí Medical Center
Corner Rt. N12 & Rt. N7
Fort Defiance , AZ 86504
Office: 928-729-8581
Fax: 928-729-8530

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp (Tribal)
Byron Bizardi
Human Resources Recruiter
PO Box 600
Tuba City, AZ 86045
Phone: 928-283-2432 x43052
HR#: 928-283-2432
Phone: 928-283-2501

Winslow Indian Health Center, Inc. (Tribal)
Sharon R. Begay, RN
Nurse Recruiter
500 N. Indiana Avenue
Winslow, AZ 86047
Phone: 928-289-6213

Valerie Kelley, RN
Chief Nurse Executive
500 N. Indiana Avenue
Winslow, AZ 86047
Phone: 928-289-6110

Oklahoma Area

Rebecca Loving, MS, RN
Nurse Consultant

Keith Bohanan
701 Market Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Phone: 405-951-3789
Fax: 405-951-3953

Phoenix Area

Stephen Navarro, BSN, RN
Health Professions Recruiter
40 N. Central Ave., Suite 780
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-364-5222
Toll Free: 800-828-9849
Fax: 602-364-5358

Kevin Long, RN
Area Nurse Recruiter
40 N. Central Ave. Suite 780
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tel: 602-364-5178

Portland Area

Jonathan Merrell, RN, BSN, MBA
Health Professions Recruiter
1414NW Northrup St.
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-414-5550
Cell: 971-506-4193<</p>

Tucson Area

Donna Hobbs, RN
Nurse Executive
Sells Service Unit - Tucson Area
P.O. Box 548
Sells, AZ 85634
Phone: 520-383-7256