Faculty

These faculty and staff are dedicated to sharing their knowledge with our clinics as well as our communities and they can help you implement programs to address various health conditions.

To connect with one of the experts, please contact us today at echo@npaihb.org.

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Dr. Andria Apostolou

Dr. Andria Apostolou

Dr. Andria Apostolou is serving as the IHS National STD program lead since 2014. She also functions as a senior epidemiologist with the IHS Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention focusing mostly on infectious diseases including sexually transmitted infections, vaccine ...read more
Michelle Archuleta

Michelle Archuleta

“The staff are phenomenal, and the topics and content are spot on with issues impacting Indigenous health. It’s very exciting to be part of an effort where the passion, creativity and commitment to Indigenous health and well-being is front and center.”

Michelle Archuleta, MS, MA, is an enrolled member of the Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone Tribe with ancestry to the Ohkay Owingeh. She is currently the Indian Health Service National Community Health Representative (CHR) Consultant and Community Health Team Lead. Michelle has ...read more
Dr. Krista Armenta-Belen

Dr. Krista Armenta-Belen

“I love ECHO enables me to practice healthcare and assist with community wellness across a variety of community sectors. Witnessing Native healing from a Native-to-Native relation feels like a powerful circle we are closing, which restores our positions as helpers and self-healers within our communities.”

Krista Armenta-Belen, LMFT, DBH, is samala čumaš from alaxulapu’ (Santa Ynez). She has worked in Tribal behavioral health for more than a decade, supporting community wellness and youth prevention in multiple roles. Krista has provided psychotherapy services to Native and ...read more
Dr. Megan Ballew

Dr. Megan Ballew

“Improvements in mental health are much more than simple symptom reduction. It’s inspiring to see the ripple effects in an individual’s life including improved relationships, parenting skills, physical health, housing security, employment, and involvement in culture and community. These changes impact whole family systems and ultimately impact the health and wellness of a community.”

Megan Ballew is a member of Cherokee Nation. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University. Megan previously served as a behavioral health clinician and administrator at Tulsa’s urban Indian clinic and for the University of Tulsa’s ...read more