Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee (TLDC)
The IHS Director established the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee (TLDC) in 1998. The TLDC makes recommendations to the IHS Director on broad-based policy and advocacy priorities for diabetes and related chronic conditions as well as recommends a process for the distribution of Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) funds.The TLDC consists of the following members:
- One elected or duly-appointed Tribal Leader from each of the 12 IHS Areas serves as the primary representative.
- Each Area also designates an alternate member to serve when the primary member is unavailable to do so.
- TLDC elects one of its members to serve as the Tribal Co-Chair
- One federal representative, who serves as the Federal Co-Chair
One technical advisor from each of the following American Indian/Alaska Native organizations serves in an advisory (non-voting) capacity to the TLDC: Direct Service Tribes Advisory Committee, National Congress of American Indians, National Council of Urban Indian Health, National Indian Health Board, and Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee.
The TLDC meets quarterly, either in-person or virtually. Meetings are open to the public and information on upcoming meetings will be posted here.
Quarterly Meeting (In-person)
September 13 – 14, 2022
- Sept 13th (full day) @ 9am – 5pm PT
- Sept 14th (half day) @ 9am – 12pm PT
Location: San Diego, CA
Oklahoma City Area Representative
Acting Federal Co-Chair
Carmen Licavoli Hardin, MSN, ANP-BC
Acting Director, IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention
Tribal Leader Representatives
One primary member and one alternate from each IHS Area are selected by the respective IHS Area Director in consultation with Area Tribes.
Evelyn Beeter, Primary
Diana L. Zirul, Alternate
Beverly Coho, Primary
Phyllis Davis, Primary
Rosemary Nelson, Primary
Dominica Valencia, Alternate
Great Plains Area
Gwen Porter, Primary
Peter Lengkeek, Alternate
Jonathan Nez, Primary
Edison J. Wauneka, Alternate
Oklahoma City Area
Connie Barker, Primary and Tribal Co-Chair
Nancy Elliott, Alternate
Darlene Rubio, Primary
Amber Torres, Alternate
Cassandra Sellards-Reck, Primary
Sharon Stanphill, Alternate
Daniel Preston III, Primary