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. 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
Dr. Angad Singh

Dr. Angad Singh

“I am a firm believer that everyone deserves equal access to excellent care. Although virtual options for health care have become an essential part of many practices, not everyone feels comfortable with implementing or using the technology. By working to improve virtual care options for Indian Country, I value the opportunity to address structural inequities affecting the health of Indigenous people. Indian Country ECHO creates a rich opportunity for everyone to come together and share their expertise. Each person learns through the process and together we are able to support the health of the community.”

Angad Singh, MD, is a clinical assistant professor, practicing family physician, and informatics leader at the University of Washington. He has expertise in electronic health records, telehealth, digital health tools, and health equity. In 2020, he was part of the ...read more
Dr. George ‘Bud’ Vana

Dr. George ‘Bud’ Vana

“I love ECHO’s unique opportunity to talk about the possibilities telemedicine brings and leveraging it for better access for tribal communities. I’m inspired by providing access to patients who have lacked access to high quality coordinated care and treasure the patient connections and seeing people thrive.”

George ‘Bud’ Vana, MD, is a general pediatrician, adult psychiatrist, and child psychiatrist practicing at the Lummi Tribal Health Center in Bellingham, Washington. He and his psychiatric team are integrated into the medical clinic, substance use disorder treatment program, pediatrics ...read more