Christina Friedt Peters, M.J.

Native Dental Therapy Initiative Project Director

Christina Friedt Peters is the Native Dental Therapy Initiative Project Director for the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB). As the project director, she assists tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho as they explore opportunities to improve oral health access and outcomes in their tribal communities. Prior to joining NPAIHB, Christina was the Health Policy Director at the Children’s Alliance. In that role, she was actively engaged in promoting health equity, the implementation of the Health Benefit Exchange in Washington, preservation and improvement of Medicaid and CHIP programs, and advocacy for a mid-level dental provider in Washington. Christina currently serves on the board of Northwest Health Law Advocates (NoHLA) and the Oregon Oral Health Coalition (OrOHC). She previously served on the WA Health Benefits Exchange Equity Technical Advisory Committee and Healthy Washington Coalition Steering Committee. She is passionate about undoing institutional and structural racism and access to quality, culturally competent care. Christina graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A in Economics. She is a candidate for a Master of Jurisprudence from the University of Washington School of Law class of 2021.

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