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Staff

The Office of Tribal Self-Governance (OTSG) develops, directs and implements Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP) policies and procedures authorized under Title V of the ISDEAA Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) and serves as an advocate for Self-Governance Tribes within the IHS. Specifically, OTSG staff includes an Office Director; a Deputy Director; Financial Analysts who process payments to Self-Governance Tribes, carry out OTSG budget activities, and review audits to determine eligibility; Program Analysts who assist the Agency Lead Negotiators (ALNs) in the negotiating and processing of Self-Governance Compacts and Funding Agreements; Policy Analysts who develop, review, and comment on policies, procedures, and proposed rulemaking that may affect the TSGP and Self-Governance Tribes; and administrative staff. All OTSG staff members provide advice and recommendations to the OTSG Director and OTSG Deputy Director.


Director, Office of Tribal Self-Governance
Jennifer Cooper
Point of Contact for: Great Plains Area and Tucson Area


Deputy Director, Office of Tribal Self-Governance
Carla Mayo


Program Analysts: Assist the Agency Lead Negotiators in the negotiating and processing of Self-Governance Compacts and Funding Agreements.

Roxanne Houston
Point of Contact for: Albuquerque Area, Nashville Area, and Navajo Area

Christopher Manydeeds
Point of Contact for: Bemidji Area, Billings Area, and Phoenix Area

Aaron Lane
California Area, Great Plains Area, and Tucson Area

Anna Johnson
Point of Contact for: Alaska Area and Oklahoma City Area

Policy Analysts: Develop, review, and comment on policies, procedures, and proposed rulemaking that may affect the TSGP and Self-Governance Tribes.

Jeremy W. Marshall
Point of Contact for: Portland Area

Tamara Clay
Point of Contact for: Alaska Area


Financial Analyst: Process payments to Self-Governance Tribes, carry out OTSG budget activities, and review audits to determine eligibility.

Steven Plumer
Point of Contact for: California Area and Portland Area

Carla Mayo
Point of Contact for: Albuquerque Area (Temporary Assignment) and Oklahoma City Area

Wileen Yazzie
Point of Contact for: Bemidji Area, Great Plains Area and Navajo Area

Seneca Hodahkwen
Point of Contact for: Billings Area, Nashville Area, Phoenix Area, and Tucson Area

Anastasia Watson
Point of Contact for: Albuquerque Area and Oklahoma City Area


Administrative Staff

Ashley Parkinson
Staff Assistant