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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Mark Tuttle

Mark Tuttle

“I love that all this excellent information is openly shared throughout Indian Country; it really helps to bring everyone together and enable us to provide better services to our communities.”

Mark Tuttle, MPH, MBA, works for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). He is currently the Epidemiologist at the EBCI Public Health and Human Services Division. Mark is a military veteran and served 6 years in the Air Force ...read more
Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine

“When I started doing this work, the people I cared about were dying from AIDS, hepatitis, and overdose. Many of the deaths related to injection drug use are preventable, so I wanted to help give people the tools they need to stay alive. A harm reduction program saved my life and helped support me without judgement, and I hope to be able to help people in the same way.”

Blue Valentine, CHW, is a Harm Reduction Peer Specialist that currently works as part of a cross-program team of communicable disease, health navigation, and harm reduction staff at the Benton County Health Department, as part of the End HIV Oregon ...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
Dr. Jennie Wei

Dr. Jennie Wei

Jennie Wei has been working as an Internal Medicine Physician at Gallup Indian Medical Center since 2012, spending half of her clinical time as a hospitalist and half as a primary care physician.  She also founded the Gallup IHS Transgender ...read more