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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O’Nesha Cochran-Dumas

O’Nesha Cochran-Dumas

“I value bringing everything back to culture. I’m so glad we instinctively understand that spiritual wellness can be a part of our recovery process.”

O’Nesha Cochran Dumas is an Afro-Indigenous member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe with an Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Social Work that she obtained after spending 15 years in prison. O’Nesha helped launch the first Queer Resource Center ...read more
Tyanne Conner

Tyanne Conner

“I love learning and being around others who love to learn and teach. It’s important for me to stay up-to-date on current health related issues, and ECHO helps me do that. ”

Tyanne is the Native Boost Coordinator at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB). She came to NPAIHB from the CDC Foundation, where she served as the COVID-19 Public Health Workforce Development Trainer. Prior to that Tyanne worked at ...read more
Dr. Jamie Conniff

Dr. Jamie Conniff

“Justice and community are two core values for me. Both my work in general, as a teacher and a physician, and my work on the Trans and Gender-Affirming Care ECHO serving Indigenous people address those values head-on.”

James (Jamie) Conniff, MD, MPH, teaches in the University of Minnesota Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program and practices family medicine in Duluth with a focus on LGBTQ health. He oversees the residency program’s community health training and chairs its Healthcare ...read more
Dr. Nicholas Cushman

Dr. Nicholas Cushman

“I love the ability to broadly impact the health of Indigenous people through numerous, necessary aspects, with the goal of eliminating health disparities so Indigenous people may prosper.”

LCDR Nicholas Cushman, PharmD, MS-HCA, BCACP, is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. He currently serves as a Clinical Program Coordinator for the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, Indian Country ECHO Program. Prior to ...read more