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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O’Nesha Cochran-Dumas

O’Nesha Cochran-Dumas

“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 ...read more
Karin Dean

Karin Dean

“I am thrilled to be serving my fellow PNW tribes by assisting those carrying out the important work of healing our communities.”

Karin Dean (Puyallup Tribe of Indians) is the Behavioral Health Program Coordinator at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, where she began working in July 2021.  Karin has extensive experience in non-profit social services administration, including both living and ...read more
Dr. Danica Love Brown

Dr. Danica Love Brown

“I love supporting providers in doing challenging and impactful work. The sharing of space and knowledge that occurs during virtual clinics inspires me. You can see that our communities benefit from them. This is sacred work that I am honored to be a part of.”

Danica Love Brown, MSW, CACIII, PhD, is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma born and raised in Northern New Mexico. Danica is the Behavioral Health Director at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and has worked as ...read more
Dr. Benjamin Smith

Dr. Benjamin Smith

“I am always in awe of the generosity of spirit when I work with Indigenous communities, and I am always thankful for how special and unique these opportunities are.”

Benjamin Smith is a Primary Care Physician and Addiction Specialist in Portland OR, at Central City Concern, an inner-city health and treatment center. He supervises Addiction Medicine Fellows in the Oregon Health and Sciences University Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and he ...read more