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Zero Suicide Initiative Sites

The Zero Suicide Initiative (ZSI) is a nationally-coordinated grant program that funds eight(8) tribes, tribal organizations, and federal facilities for the purpose of implementing a comprehensive model of suicide care within a their health system. Additionally, IHS sponsored a national American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) Zero Suicide Academy® in 2015 and 2017. IHS contracts with the Education Development Center (EDC)/and its Zero Suicide Institute, training, technical assistance and consultation is provided to all grant-funded projects as well as to Zero Suicide Academy sites implementing the Zero Suicide within their health systems.

Zero Suicide Initiative (ZSI) Sites – Grant-Funded Projects

Albuquerque Area
Pueblo of Acoma
Tonya Louis
P.O. Box 328
Acoma, NM 87034

Bemidji Area
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Michelle Bailey, MSW, Planner
P.O. Box 910
Keshena WI, 54135

Billings Area
Rocky Boy Health Board
Melody Henry
6850 Upper Box Elder Road
Box Elder, MT 59521

Navajo Area
Chinle Comprehensive Healthcare Facility
Theresa Nez, LCSW
P.O. Box "PH"
Chinle, AZ 86503

Fort Defiance Indian Hospital
Heather-Ayn Indelicato
P.O. Box 649
Fort Defiance, AZ 8650

Gallup Indian Medical Center
Adeline June, MPH
516 E Nizhoni Boulevard
Gallup, NM 87301

Oklahoma City Area
Lawton Indian Hospital
Melanie Hazle, MSBS, LMFT
1515 NE Lawrie Tatum Road
Lawton, OK 73507

Phoenix Area
Apache Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
Ryan Johnson, MAS-MFT, LMFT
P.O. Box 1089
Whiteriver, AZ 85941

Zero Suicide Initiative 2017 Cohort AIAN Zero Suicide Academy®

Alaska Area
Fairbanks Native Association
Karen Blackburn
605 Hughes Avenue, Suite 100
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Bemidji Area
Oneida Nation-Behavioral Health Services
Mari Kreischer
P.O. Box 365
Oneida, WI 54155

California Area
United Indian Health Services, Inc.
Rob England
1600 Weeot Way
Arcata, CA 95521

Great Plains Area
Elbowoods Memorial Health Center
Monica Taylor-Desir
1058 College Drive
New Town, ND 58763

Great Plains Area
Fort Thompson Indian Health Service Health
Melita Rank
1323 BIA Route 4
P.O. Box 200
Fort Thompson, South Dakota, 57339

Nashville Area
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Bettye McAfee
Choctaw Health
210 Hospital Circle
Choctaw, MS 39350

Nashville Area
Seneca Nation Health System
Justin Pesglowski
987 R C Hoag Drive
Salamanca, NY 14779

Navajo Area
Chinle Comprehensive Healthcare Facility
Nurit Harari
Chinle Health Care Facility
P.O. Box "PH" Chinle, AZ 86503

Oklahoma City Area
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Mallory Beyer
1212 South Belmont Avenue
P.O. Box 400
Okmulgee, OK 74447

Phoenix Area
Gila River Health Care
Jamie Arthur
P.O. Box 38 - 483 West Seed Farm Road
Sacaton, Arizona 85147

Zero Suicide Initiative 2015 Cohort - AIAN Zero Suicide Academy®

Alaska Area
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Lindsay Henkelman, LMSW
4000 Ambassador Drive
Anchorage AK, 99501

Albuquerque Area
Pueblo San Felipe
Esther Tenonrio
P.O. Box 4339
San Felipe Pueblo, NM 87001

Great Plains Area
Pine Ridge Service Unit
Charles Sitting Bull, MSW
P.O. Box 1201
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Navajo Area
Native Americans for Community Action (NACA)
Brenda Manthei
2717 North Steves Boulevard, Suite #11
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Oklahoma City Area
Choctaw Nation
Kristie Brooks, MS, LPC
604 South 2nd Street
McAlester, OK 74501

Phoenix Area
Colorado River Service Unit
Derek Patton, LPC (proxy Point of Contact)
Two Renaissance Square
40 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Portland Area
Puyallup Tribal Health Authority
Danelle Reed, PhD
2209 East 32nd Street
Tacoma, WA 98404

Portland Area
Shoshone-Bannock Tribe
Krissy Broncho, MSW
P.O. Box 306
Fort Hall, ID 83203

Portland Area
Yakama Nation Behavioral Health
Katherine Saluskin, MSW
217 South Toppenish Avenue
Topenish, WA 98948

Tucson Area
Tohono O’odham
Linda Fayuant, BSW
P.O. Box 810
Sells, AZ 85634