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
Dr. Nicholas Cushman

Dr. Nicholas Cushman

“I love the ability to broadly impact the health of Indigenous people through numerous, necessary aspects, with the goal of eliminating health disparities so Indigenous people may prosper.”

LCDR Nicholas Cushman, PharmD, MS-HCA, BCACP, is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. He currently serves as a Clinical Program Coordinator for the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, Indian Country ECHO Program. Prior to ...read more
Dr. James Gasper

Dr. James Gasper

“Access to effective treatment for addiction and mental illness is transformative for Indigenous people who are disproportionately affected. The pharmacists and other health care providers participating in the ECHO are always enthusiastic and motivated to do the next right thing.”

Dr. James Gasper, PharmD, BCPP, completed his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center followed by a post-graduate residency at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center and also in psychiatric pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco.  James spent ...read more
Dr. Jessica Gregg

Dr. Jessica Gregg

“Working with Indigenous people, I am taught again and again about the beautiful importance of community and whole person care. I try to bring those lessons to my work outside of the ECHO as well, which has made a better doctor all around.”

Jessica Gregg, MD, PhD, received her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, her medical degree at the University of New Mexico, and a PhD in Medical Anthropology at Emory University. She began her medical career in primary care at Oregon Health ...read more