Experts

These experts 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. Andria Apostolou

Dr. Andria Apostolou

Dr. Andria Apostolou is serving as the IHS National STD program lead since 2014. She also functions as a senior epidemiologist with the IHS Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention focusing mostly on infectious diseases including sexually transmitted infections, vaccine ...read more
Michelle Archuleta

Michelle Archuleta

“The staff are phenomenal, and the topics and content are spot on with issues impacting Indigenous health. It’s very exciting to be part of an effort where the passion, creativity and commitment to Indigenous health and well-being is front and center.”

Michelle Archuleta, MS, MA, is an enrolled member of the Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone Tribe with ancestry to the Ohkay Owingeh. She is currently the Indian Health Service National Community Health Representative (CHR) Consultant and Community Health Team Lead. Michelle has ...read more
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
Dawn Rae Bankson

Dawn Rae Bankson

“I am passionate about helping to bring positive healthcare changes to uplift and support Tribal communities. I feel privileged to serve and play a part in reversing the healthcare inequities seen in Indian Country.”

Dawn Rae Bankson, PHN, MSN, ARNP/CPNP, received her Master in Science and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification at California State University - Fresno in 1997. She has many years of experience working with Tribal clinics in public health and migrant health ...read more