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. Janet Cifuentes

Dr. Janet Cifuentes

“I spend almost all of my time working with people on an individual level, so I really enjoy the opportunity to share my experience on a larger scale through ECHO.”

LCDR Cifuentes graduated from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 2011 and has been working with the Indian Health Service since. After completing a PGY1 residency at Cherokee Indian Hospital in North Carolina, Janet transferred to Sells Indian ...read more
Dr. Dwayne David

Dr. Dwayne David

“I enjoy the sharing of knowledge and helping others in any way possible. All of the faculty are very kind and helpful which makes for a great experience.”

Dr. Dwayne David, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, AAHIVP, is a clinical pharmacist working in the Infectious Diseases Department for Cherokee Nation Health Services. David is a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Service and received his Doctor of Pharmacy ...read more
Whitney Essex

Whitney Essex

“I am inspired by potential – potential in patients to recover and heal, potential in healthcare professionals to increase their knowledge and show compassion and care, and potential in health systems to pioneer meaningful change.”

Whitney Essex, MSN, FNP-BC, received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2011 and is board certified in family practice by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center. Whitney has been a Nurse Practitioner ...read more
Dr. Heather Huentelman

Dr. Heather Huentelman

“I value my patients. It has been the greatest privilege to serve AI/AN living with HIV at Phoenix Indian Medical Center. At the center of our team is our patients. They are wonderful, caring and responsible. Despite all the disparities that they experience, our over 300 patients have a 91% viral suppression rate which is incredible and on par with the top clinics in the country. ”

CAPT Heather Huentelman, PharmD, BCPS, completed rotations in Cherokee, NC and decided to dedicate her career to serving AI/AN. She completed a pharmacy residency in 2004 at Phoenix Indian Medical Center and has been part of the HIV Center of ...read more