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Direct Service Tribes Advisory Committee (DSTAC)

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The Direct Service Tribes Advisory Committee (DSTAC) was established in 2005 to provide leadership that advises the Indian Health Service (IHS) Director on the development of health policy and participates in IHS decision-making that affects the delivery of health care. DSTAC also offers advocacy and policy guidance by regularly providing recommendations to the Agency. The DSTAC is comprised of elected/appointed Tribal Leaders from ten (10) IHS Areas with Direct Service Tribes. Technical assistance for the DSTAC is provided by IHS Headquarters and Area-level staff.

Direct Service Tribes Advisory Committee Listing [PDF - 129 KB]


Terri Parton
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes

Vice Chair
Greg Abrahamson
Vice Chairman
Spokane Tribe of Indians

Treasurer / Secretary
Donnie Garcia
Council Member
Jicarilla Apache Nation

DSTAC Quarterly Meetings

DSTAC 1st Quarterly Meeting (*Joint Meeting with TSGAC)
When: October* 1&2, 2019
Location:Embassy Suites, Washington, DC

DSTAC 2nd Quarterly Meeting (with Budget Formulation)
When: February 11-12, 2020
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Crystal City Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  , 300 Army Navy Dr, Arlington VA 22202
Meeting Agenda [PDF - 851 KB]

DSTAC 3rd Quarterly Meeting
When: May 4-5, 2020
Location: TBD, Richmond, VA

DSTAC 4th Quarterly Meeting
Direct Service Tribes National Meeting
When: July TBD, 2020
Location: TBD, Navajo Area

DSTAC Area Reports

Q2 Area Reports