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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Melissa McFarland

Melissa McFarland

Melissa McFarland MSN, FNP-BV, received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Grand Canyon University in 2008 and is board certified in family practice by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center. Melissa has been a Nurse Practitioner and Associate Medical ...read more
Dr. Temét M. McMichael

Dr. Temét M. McMichael

“We are here to help one another, preserve our peoples, and honor those that came before us. I value the work we do, because it resonates with my cultural and familial upbringing.”

Temét McMichael, PhD, is a member of the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians and has been passionate about science and human health since he was a kid. Temét obtained his B.S. in biochemistry from California State University San Marcos ...read more
Dr. Jorge Mera

Dr. Jorge Mera

“On one hand what I value the most is the kindness, passion and collegiality of the people I work with and on the other hand the commitment, patience and interest that the health workers who join the ECHO clinics have.”

Dr. Jorge Mera is the Director of Infectious Diseases for Cherokee Nation Health Services (CNHS), the largest tribally operated health care system in the United States. He completed his fellowship in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at Baylor College of ...read more
Dr. Eric Metterhausen

Dr. Eric Metterhausen

“I love to share stories back and forth with my patients. Hearing what really matters to them helps my focus on how we can best collaborate to move towards the best outcome. Being able to establish great relationships with my patients, which helps me guide them towards better health, truly motivates me.”

Eric Metterhausen, PharmD, BCPS, CPP, CPH, serves as the Advanced Clinical Pharmacist Supervisor at Cherokee Indian Hospital. He also serves as a Commander in the United States Public Health Service. He received his PharmD at University of Illinois – Chicago and ...read more