“I love the people I serve and seeing lives improved through public health efforts.”
Vickie L. Bradley received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Carolina University, and a Master of Public Health at Lenoir-Rhyne University. She is the Secretary of Public Health and Human Services for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), where she is also a member. Vickie has worked in healthcare for 30 years and has worked in Tribal public health for the last 16 years. During her 16-year tenure with the EBCI, and as Secretary of Public Health and Human Services, she has led the initiative for the EBCI to develop their own social service programs and also to consolidate and expand services to create an integrated Public Health and Human Services Division. Vickie is an active member of the National Indian Health Board Tribal Public Health Accreditation Advisory Board, the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) Health Committee, and a member of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine.