About National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC


Advisory Council 

As is written in the values and principles of the Center, we draw upon the diverse and unique cultures, ceremonies, customs, and teachings of American Indians and Alaska Natives for strength, wisdom, and guidance. In order to serve in a national capacity, we rely on the commitment of members from across the country to advise on curriculum development, cultural competency, and needs assessment.


Clyde McCoy, PhD, Eastern Cherokee
Professor & Chair Emeritus, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health; Director, Comprehensive Drug Research Center; President Emeritus, Atlantic Coast Conference


Dan Dickerson, DO, MPH, Inupiaq
Associate Research Psychiatrist, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, UCLA


Dolores Subia Big Foot, PhD, Caddo Nation
Associate Professor, Center for Child Abuse and Neglect; Director, Indian Country Child Trauma Center, Department of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center


Dennis Norman, Ed D, ABPP, Southern Cheyenne Nation
Associate Professor & Faculty Chair, Native American Program, Harvard University


Lorrie Miner, JD
Acting Chief Judge, Lower Brule, Sioux Tribal Court, SD


Ray Daw, MA, Navajo
Behavioral Health Administrator, Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Cooperation, AK


Richard Bird, MMS, CCDCIII, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate
Director, Dakota Pride Treatment Center, SD; President, Great Plains Behavioral Health Associations


Wayne H. White Wolf-Evans, Ed D, Teton Sicangu Lakota
Professor Emeritus, School of Education, University of South Dakota


Joel Chisholm, MD, Bay Mills Indian Community, a band of the Ojibway tribe
Cherokee Indian Hospital Behavioral Health Clinical Director, Cherokee, North Carolina


Lakota R. M. Holman, M Ed, Rosebud Sioux tribe
Program Manager, Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative, Behavioral Health Department, Division of Community Health Services, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium


Vanessa Simonds, ScD, Crow Nation, Montana
Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Human Development, Montana State University


Raymond Slick, MSW, Meskwaki Tribal Nation
Employee Relations Specialist, Meskwaki Bingo, Casino, and Hotel, Tama, Iowa


Lena Gachupin, MSW, Zia and Jemez Pueblo, and Sun Clan of New Mexico
Clinical Social Worker, Pueblo of San Felipe Behavioral Health Program; President, Albequerque Area Inter-Tribal Council on Behavioral Health


Roger Dale Walker, MD, Cherokee Nation
Director, One Sky Center; Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University


Ex-Officio Member(s)


Juanita M. Mendoza
Program Analyst, Bureau of Indian Education




Andrew Finch, PhD
Assistant Professor of Practice of Human & Organizational Development, School of Counseling Coordinator, Vanderbilt University


Jacque Gray, PhD, Choctaw & Cherokee Nation
Research Associate Professor, Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Spero Manson, PhD, Pembina Chippewa
Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver


Gary Neumann, Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes
Flathead Indian Nation; Billings MT


Ed Parsells, BS, LAC, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Director, Lakota C.A.R.E., Mission, SD


Harlan Pruden, BA, Cree Nation, Saddle Lake Indian Reservation
Co-Founder, NorthEast Two Spirit Society, New York, NY


Donovin Sprague, MA, Minnicoujou Lakota
Adjunct Faculty, American Indian Studies, Black Hills State University


Roger Dale Walker, MD, Cherokee Nation
Director, One Sky Center; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University


Pam Waters, MA
Florida Certification Board


Kate Winters, MA
Contributing Editor, National American Indian & Alaska Native ATTC Newsletter


Ken Winters, PhD
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School


Janet Zwick, BS
Zwick Healthcare Consultants, LLC, Urbandale, IA


Matt Ignacio, MSSW, Tohono O'odham
PhD student, University of Washington