Cultural Competence Standards in Managed Care Mental Health Services For Native American Populations

Panel Members and Contact Information

The ongoing participation of members of the Native American Panel in the implementation process of the Cultural Competence Standards is necessary to maintain the integrity of the goals, objectives and "best practices" that are inherent in the Standards and to promote total quality management standards during the implementation process within various organizations. To request technical assistance on activities related to the Standards, contact Chuck McGee of the WICHE Mental Health Program or panel co-chairs listed below.

Chuck McGee
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
Mental Health Program
3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301-2204
Tel: 303.541.0298
e-mail: cmcgee@wiche.edu

 

Panel Co-Chairs

Candace M. Fleming, Ph.D.
(Kickapoo-Oneida-Cherokee)
Natl. Ctr. for American Indian &
Alaska Native MH Research, UNP A011-13
Denver, CO

e-mail: candace.fleming@uchsc.edu

Jeff King, Ph.D. (Muscogee Creek)
Director, Native American Counseling & Psychological Consultation
Denver, CO

e-mail: jeffjking@aol.com

 

Members

Naleen Andrade, M.D. (Native Hawaiian)
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Dept. of Psychiatry,
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI

Marla Bull Bear (Lakota)
Native American Advocacy Project
Winner, SD

Debbie Carter, M.D.
Program for Public Psychiatry
UCHSC Psychiatry, CPH C249-27
Denver, CO

Marlene Echo Hawk, Ph.D. (Otoe-Missouria)
Deputy Director, IHS Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Programs Branch
Albuquerque, NM

Anita Ethelbah-Eicke (Santa Clara Tewa)
Project Consultant,
Native American Advocacy Project
Espanola, NM

Ralph Forquera (American Indian)
Executive Director
Seattle Indian Health Board
Seattle, WA

John W. Gastorf, Ph.D. (Osage)
Director, Behavioral Health Services
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
Tahlequah, OK

Joyce Kramer, Ph.D. (Omaha)
Professor, Dept. of Social Work
University of Minnesota at Duluth
Duluth, MN

Teresa LaFromboise, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Education
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Ron Morton, Ph.D. (Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw)
Executive Director
San Diego American Indian Health Ctr
San Diego, CA

Gordon L. Neligh, M.D.,
Director, Programs for Public Psychiatry
University of Colorado Health Sciences Ctr, CPH C249-27
Denver, CO

Scott Nelson, M.D., MPH
Director, Office of Mental Health & Social Service Programs
National Headquarters, IHS
Albuquerque, NM

Grace Elaine Sage, Ph.D. (Oneida)
Student Services
Dull Knife Community College
Lame Deer, MT

Sharyne Shiu-Thorton (Cherokee)
Dept. of Health Services
University of Washington - Seattle
Seattle, WA

Noelle Yeun, M.D. (Native Hawaiian)
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Dept. of Psychiatry,
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI

Ben Young, M.D. (Native Hawaiian)
Kailua, HI

 

CMHS Project Officers

Harriet G. McCombs, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Rural Mental Health Services
Prevention & Program Development Branch
Center for Mental Health Services
Rockville, MD

Paul Wohlford, Ph.D.
Chief, Human Resources
Planning & Program Development Branch
Center for Mental Health Services
Rockville, MD