“I value bringing everything back to culture. I’m so glad we instinctively understand that spiritual wellness can be a part of our recovery process.”
O’Nesha Cochran Dumas is an Afro-Indigenous member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe with an Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Social Work that she obtained after spending 15 years in prison. O’Nesha helped launch the first Queer Resource Center at Portland Community College, was the first Certified Recovery Mentor at Oregon Health and Sciences University on the IMPACT Medical Team, became a Peer Trainer for the Mental Health Addiction and Certification Board of Oregon, and Managed the Diane Wade House, a 38-bed re-entry program for Afrocentric women.
Affiliated ECHO Programs
O’Nesha Cochran is faculty for the Advancing Pharmacist Roles in Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Teams ECHO Program and the Behavioral Health ECHO Program.