Her work as the tribal liaison for the Oklahoma State Department of Health has been recognized as groundbreaking for her ability to connect to tribes and honor the thing tribal nations hold so dearly — their sovereignty.
The Southern Plains Tribal Health Board is dedicated to serving the tribal nations of the Southern Plains by improving health outcomes for American Indians through partnerships, advocacy, education, and training.
The Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (SPTHB) serves the 43 federally recognized American Indian Tribes in Kansas (4), Oklahoma (38), and Texas (1) and reach out to urban Indian health centers in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Wichita, and Dallas. The SPTHB serves the largest Indian Health Service (IHS) user-population area in the United States.
“they have a voice, a very strong voice in indian country that they're not afraid to use.”