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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Tanya Firemoon

Tanya Firemoon

“My role with the CHAP ECHO Learning Collaborative is to bring traditional values guided by our Indigenous ways to help tribal communities receive culturally appropriate and high-quality health care. We create a space for conversation about how we can build a wraparound system to get our dental health aides, behavioral health aides, and community health aides educated and providing services that honor our community’s traditions and providers lived-experiences.”

Tanya Firemoon joined the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board in 2008 and has worked with the Native Dental Therapy Initiative and Community Health Aide Program since 2016. Tanya is currently serving as the Tribal Community Health Provider Project Specialist. ...read more
Christina Friedt Peters

Christina Friedt Peters

“I am deeply committed to undoing institutionalized racism and targeting social and structural determinants of health to improve health outcomes for Indigenous communities.”

Christina Friedt Peters is the Tribal Community Health Provider Project Director for the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB). She lives in Seattle with her two children and graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A in Economics ...read more
Katie Hunsberger

Katie Hunsberger

“Tribal communities deserve health care that highlights their specific needs and health leaders that know how to serve their people.”

Katie Hunsberger started working at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board in the Fall of 2020. As the BHA Student Support Coordinator, she connects with current and future Behavioral Health Aides and walks alongside them in their educational journey. ...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