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. Jon Iralu

Dr. Jon Iralu

“I am inspired by beautiful lives of my patients and the dedication of my Indian Health Service co-workers.”

Dr. Iralu, MD, FACP, FISDA, is the Indian Health Service Chief Clinical Consultant for Infectious Diseases. He has a special interest in HIV, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted disease care in rural communities. His research has focused on undifferentiated febrile illness ...read more
Dr. Itai Jeffries

Dr. Itai Jeffries

“Indigiqueer Elders and young people and their willingness to share their stories, live boldly, and their bravery navigating a healthcare system not built with us in mind, inspires me to do the work I do.”

Itai Jeffries, PhD (they/them/y'all) is a Yesah/Occaneechi Two Spirit educator, qualitative researcher, and equity consultant. They co-manage the Paths (Re)Membered Project at NPAIHB, a 2SLGBTQ+ health equity initiative, and are a firm partner of biwa|Emergent Equity, Inc., a racial equity ...read more
Dandy Johns

Dandy Johns

“I love the sense of community that continues to grow within the Trans and Gender-Affirming Care ECHO. The conversations that take place are so important and heart-warming. I feel honored to be amongst all who participate and who truly want our 2SLGBTQ+ folks to be elevated and treated with compassion, dignity, and respect.”

Dandy Johns is a multi-racial person who identifies as an Indigenous gender queer and uses they/them pronouns. Both of Dandy’s parents are mixed-race; they are a descendant of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, Mexican, and white. Dandy has worked in ...read more
Atwice Kamiakun

Atwice Kamiakun

“I love having the opportunity to work in a professional atmosphere with individuals who care and share the fact that seeking mental help should not be a stigma. I am inspired by sharing knowledge that I learned from my elders – many who have passed – with youth, that their wisdom will live on.”

I was raised on the banks of the Columbia River at the thousands-year old, Celilo Falls, OR where my P’cha, Father, Atway St. Sgt. Matthew Goudy, Sr. was a fisherman and my Ithla, Mother, Atway Nancy Wak-Wak (Pinaxtamnay) Barron raised ...read more