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13th Annual Native American Healthcare Conference

June 6-7, 2023

Pechanga Resort Casino – Temecula, CA

Event Details

The 13th Annual Native American Healthcare Conference will be held on June 6-7, 2023 at Pechanga Resort Casino – Temecula, CA.

Healthcare directors, decision-makers, and Tribal Leaders will hear from the industry’s top experts on preventative disease, wellness, and other health-related topics facing Indian Country. Tribal communities generally experience numerous health disparities and are now among the most vulnerable and least resourced to address the current COVID-19 outbreak. Attendees will learn about cutting-edge updates, the newest treatments, equipment, and opportunities, as well as discuss the current state of the industry and trends for the future.

We ensure our attendees get to know their peers and interact with one another throughout the event by providing a variety of engaging sessions, numerous networking opportunities, and impressive business solutions.

Four Conferences for the Price of One!
This event is being held in conjunction with our:

When you register for one, you will have access to all four conferences!

Who Should Attend:

  • Tribal Leaders
  • Indian Health Program Chief Executive Officers
  • Clinical Directors
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • CDE’s
  • Endocrinologists
  • Business Process Outsourcing Providers
  • Healthcare Software Providers
  • Nurse Consultants
  • Pharmaceutical and healthcare providers
  • Lawyers
  • Insurance Providers
  • Community Outreach Professionals
  • Purchasing Directors
  • IT Directors
  • Construction Companies & Architects specializing in Healthcare Facilities

TO SPEAK WITH A REPRESENTATIVE ABOUT ATTENDING, SPEAKING, EXHIBITING OR SPONSORING, PLEASE CALL US AT 201-857-5333 OR EMAIL SALES@NATIVENATIONEVENTS.ORG.

At Native Nation Events, we pride ourselves on offering best-in-class networking events in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. No need for suits and ties; business casual is the preferred dress code for our conferences. 

Thank you to our Co-Chairs and Platinum sponsors for their continued support, dedication to knowledge, and drive to enhance the Native American community.

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Register Now To Attend

For Tribal Representatives

Tribal Super Early Bird

$745

Tribal Early Bird

$845

Tribal Standard

$945

Group Rate (Four or more paid from same Tribe or entity)

Tribal Group Super Early Bird

$645

Tribal Group Early Bird

$745

Tribal Group Standard

$845

For Other Industry Professionals

Pro Super Early Bird

$845

Pro Early Bird

$945

Pro Standard

$1045

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HOTEL INFORMATION

Pechanga Resort Casino

45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592

1-888-PECHANGA

Room Rate: $204 per night

Booking Code: 7374159

Room Cut-Off Date: May 4, 2023

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13th Annual Native American Healthcare Conference

June 6-7, 2023

Pechanga Resort Casino – Temecula, CA

Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

Registration A&B | Summit Ballroom C

8:30-8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Summit Ballroom AB

Justin O'Connor

President | Native Nation Events

Ken Perez

President | Pechanga Development Corporation

8:45 - 9:30 AM

Keynote- Unlocking the Best Version of Yourself and Embracing Change and Uncertainty

Summit Ballroom AB

Jim Stroker

Coach | Native Nation Events

  • The 3 questions you must answer to create alignment and tranquility in your life.
  • Becoming aware of the space between stimulus and response, and making this your power tool.
  • Regaining a sense of control by discipline of focus on what is in your control and what is out.
  • Deciding to bring your attention to “The Process”, and leading teams to focus here rather than outcome.
  • The mindful leader and self care strategies that allow for sustainability and building teams of trust.
  • The locked in intention that you have for exiting the game of life, and will you create a game plan that uses AMOR FATI as your theme?

9:30-10:15 AM

Legislative Update: New and Pending Legislation and What It Means for Indian Country

Summit Ballroom AB

One Who Rides His Horse East (Tom Rodgers)

Founder and CEO | Carlyle Consulting

  • Cannabis Federal and State political and policy developments
  • Psychedelic Federal and State political and policy developments
  • Native American sovereignty- DEA licensure and intellectual property

10:15-10:45 AM

Morning Networking Break

Summit Ballroom C

10:45-11:00 AM

Healthcare Conference Co-Chair Remarks

Summit Ballroom D

Tammy Anderson, MA, FACHE

Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing | Longview Technology Solutions, Inc. (LTS) Health

Christopher Goldsmith

Vice President & Senior Consultant | Segal

11:00-12:00 PM

Moving Forward From the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

Summit Ballroom D

James Klas - Founder & Principal of KlasRobinson Q.E.D

James Klas - Moderator

Founder & Principal | KlasRobinson Q.E.D

OJ Fiander

CEO | Native Fitness

Dr. Diane Foley

Chief Medical Officer for Public Health | Longview Technology Solutions, Inc. (LTS) Health

Coletta Dorado

Founder & CEO | AZZLY, Inc.

Michael Blaivas, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer | Anavasi Diagnostics

  • How will communities move forward in the coming years with COVID still a potential threat?
  • How a stable funding stream for the IHS would allow funds to be dispersed quicker while enabling other health programs to efficiently manage budgets, coordinate care, and improve health outcomes for tribal communities.
  • The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 will include almost $7 billion for IHS in the fiscal year 2023. – What does this mean for you?
  • What lasting achievements and healthcare advances came about during this crisis?

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Summit Ballroom C

1:00-2:00 PM

Optimizing Employee Benefits to Attract and Retain a Diverse Workforce in Tribal-Owned Enterprises

Summit Ballroom D

Christopher Goldsmith- Moderator

Vice President & Senior Consultant | Segal

Alicia Finley

Human Resources Services Director | Blue Stone Strategy Partners

Isaiah Belknap

Deputy Chief Executive Officer | San Carlos Apache healthcare

Jerrod Murr

Founder & CEO | Paradigm Shift

  • What is the link between an optimized benefit program and organizational success?
  • What does a diverse workforce look like? How should diversity be measured?
  • What types of sub-optimal decisions do employees make about health benefits, wellbeing, paid leave, and retirement benefits?
  • What resources and decision support tools are available and work best for different segments of the workforce?
  • Which communication approaches help nudge employees toward making better benefit decisions?

2:00-3:00 PM

Designing, Opening, and Running a Health Clinic From Start to Finish

Summit Ballroom D

Kate Grismala - Moderator

Director of Health Services | Blue Stone Strategy Partners

Mike Greentree

Field Vice President for Federal and Tribal Government Solutions | McKesson Medical-Surgical Government Solutions

Red Fox Sanchez, MA, CRCS

Chief Executive Officer | By 301U Winyan

Mike Laverdure

Managing Principal | DSGW Architecture

  • What are the necessary steps in planning or updating a healthcare facility?
  • What is the importance of facility design in healthcare? How can culture be incorporated into your design?
  • Securing funding sources- internal, partnership with IHS, other grants or federal programs, etc.
  • How to effectively manage administrative duties and tasks while also focusing on patient care.

3:00-3:30 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

Summit Ballroom C

3:30-4:15 PM

Delivering Culturally Responsive Care in Tribal Nations: Addressing Native Health Disparities

Summit Ballroom D

Morgan Haynes - Moderator

President | Tribal Health

Whittney LaCroix

Chief Nursing Officer | Tribal Health

  • The importance of training providers in culturally sensitive care.
  • Why incorporating traditional Tribal practices and ceremonies will be vital for building trust and long-term care solutions.
  • Instructing facility staff in critical care protocols and practices.
  • How to provide quality improvements for Joint Commission accreditation and CMS certification.
  • The benefits and importance of increasing the pipeline of Native American clinical professionals.

4:15-5:15 PM

Diabetes Prevention, Detection, and New Ways of Treatment To Continue the Fight on What Many Refer to as a Plague in Indian Country

Summit Ballroom D

Veronica Crawford, BSN, RN - Moderator

Director of Clinical Strategy, Government | McKesson Medical-Surgical Government Solutions

Tracy Nelson

Area Diabetes Consultant | Indian Health Service

OJ Fiander

Chief Executive Officer | Native Fitness

Dr. Dennis Pena

DPM | EO2

Matthew Kirk Tafoya

CEO | Indigenous Intervention

  • American Indian Alaska Native communities have historically had disproportionately higher rates of diabetes than other populations.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Indian Health Service, is investing $139 million in funding for the Fiscal Year 2023 Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) to provide diabetes prevention and treatment services for American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
  • Education and outreach programs like the SDPI are helping to implement evidence-based and community-driven strategies to prevent and treat diabetes in tribal communities.
  • With Diabetes often resulting in wound care, what is the most affective way to help treat it?

5:15 PM

Day One Sessions Conclude

Wednesday June 7th, 2023

7:30-8:30 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

Registration A&B | Summit Ballroom C

8:30-9:15 AM

Modernizing Health IT Systems to Enhance Tribal Healthcare

Summit Ballroom D

Dr. Donald Kosiak

Chief Medical Officer | Ledios

  • Explore How Modernizing Patient Records Will Assist Practicing Physicians in Tribal Communities to Provide the Quality, Safety, and Cost Outcomes

9:15-10:00 AM

Understanding Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and How It Benefits Your Tribal Members’ Fight in Wound Care

Summit Ballroom D

Fabrizio Verdini

Healthcare Management Specialist | Biobarica

  • Understanding the fundamentals of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • What is hyperoxia? How does this therapy help?
  • Does it make sense to introduce hyperbaric systems in your care centers? How does it impact your bottom line?

10:00-10:30 AM

Morning Networking Break

Summit Ballroom C

10:30-11:15 AM

A Fresh Look at Board-Led Strategic Planning

Summit Ballroom D

Karma Bass, MPH, FACHE

Managing Principal | Via Healthcare Consultants

Kimberley Strong

Board Chair | SouthEast Alaska Regional Heath Consortium

  • The vision, mission, and values set the foundation for strategic planning.
  • Creating a process that engages key tribal stakeholders and honors their contributions
  • Ways to ensure the plan is dynamic, actionable, and progress measurable

11:15 - 12:00 pm

The Opioid Epidemic in Indian Country: Next Steps to Educating the Community on the Dangers of Opioid Use

Summit Ballroom D

Dr. Diane Foley- Moderator

Chief Medical Officer for Public Health | Longview Technology Solutions, Inc. (LTS) Health

Jax Stewart

Senior Community Outreach Specialist | Akua Behavioral Health

Dr. Daryl Wever

Director of Health Services and Physician | Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Paul Monteith, PWS

Co- Director | Tayas Yawks

  • What effect does the opioid epidemic have on tribes?
  • In what ways has the COVID-19 pandemic affected substance abuse and addiction in Indian countries?
  • What are the leading causes of substance abuse and addiction?
  • Are prevention, support, and treatment programs in place to battle this disease?
  • How to create successful programs to combat the problem.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Access to Mental Health Resources and Crisis Services

Summit Ballroom D

Dr. Todd Burnett, PsD

Senior Consultant for Operations- Suicide Prevention | Office of Mental Health & Suicide Prevention (VACO) Veterans Health Administration- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Pamela End of Horn, DSW, LICSW

National Suicide Prevention Consultant | IHS

Dr. Russell Morfitt, Ph.D

Co-Founder & Chief Clinical Officer | Learn to Live

Shelby Rowe, MBA

Program Director for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center | OU Health Science Center

Dr. Shawn Sidhu

Co-Director | Vista Hill Foundation Native American SmartCare Program

Rochelle Williams

Tribal Operations Manager | Volunteers of America Western Washington

  • Discuss solutions to increase access to quality mental and behavioral healthcare in Indian Country, such as increased broadband to reach telehealth services and resources.
  • How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the mental and behavioral health of tribal communities?
  • What is possible when Crisis Services within Indian Country focus on their communities’ needs and incorporate local customs and perspectives?
  • How to improve the capacity of states, tribes and other organizations to implement effective, comprehensive suicide prevention strategies and programs.
  • Discuss how to empower family, friends, and employees to utilize behavioral health resources.

1:00 PM

Healthcare Conference Concludes

Tammy Anderson, MA FACHE

Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing | Longview Technology Solutions, Inc. (LTS) Health
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Karma Bass, MPH, FACHE

Managing Principal | Via Healthcare Consultants
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Isaiah Belknap

Deputy Chief Executive Officer | San Carlos Apache Healthcare
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Michael Blaivas, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer | Anavasi Diagnostics
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Veronica Crawford, BSN, RN

Director of Clinical Strategy, Government | McKesson Medical- Surgical Government Solutions
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Coletta Dorado

Founder & CEO | AZZLY, Inc.
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Pamela End of Horn

National Suicide Prevention Consultant | IHS
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OJ Fiander

Chief Executive Officer | Native Fitness
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Alicia Finley, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, THRP

Human Resources Service Director | Blue Stone Strategy Partners
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Dr. Diane Foley

Chief Medical Officer for Public Health | HHS
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Christopher Goldsmith

Vice President & Senior Consultant | Segal
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Mike Greentree

Field Vice President for Federal and Tribal Government Solutions
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Kate Grismala

Director of Health Services | Blue Stone Strategy Partners
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Morgan Haynes

President | Tribal Health
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James Klas

Founder & Principal | Klas Robinson, Q.E.D
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Dr. Donald Kosiak

Chief Medical Officer | Leidos
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Whittney LaCroix

Chief Nursing Officer | Tribal Health
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Mike Laverdure

Managing Principal | DSGW Architecture
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Paul Monteith, PWS

Co-Director | Tayas Yawks
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Dr. Russell Morfitt, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & Chief Clinical Officer | Learn to Live
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Jerrod Murr

Founder & Chief Visionary Officer | Paradigm Shift 
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Tracy Nelson

Area Diabetes Consultant | Indian Health Service
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One Who Rides His Horse East (Tom Rodgers)

Founder and CEO | Carlyle Constulting
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Shelby Rowe

Program Director for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center | OU Health Science Center
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Red Fox Sanchez

Chief Executive Officer | By 301U Winyan
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Shawn Sidhu

Co-Director | Vista Hill Foundation Native American SmartCare Program
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Jax Stewart

Senior Community Outreach Specialist | Akua Behavioral Health
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Kimberley Strong

Board Chair | SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
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Matthew Kirk Tafoya

CEO | Indigenous Intervention
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Fabrizio Verdini

Healthcare Management Specialist | Biobarica
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Dr. Daryl Wever

Director of Health Services and Physician | Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
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Rochelle Williams

Tribal Operations Manager | Volunteers of America Western Washington
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Conference Co-Chair

Platinum Sponsors

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Product Demonstration

Gold Sponsors

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Exhibitors

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If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, please reach out to Dan O’Connor at dan@nativenationevents.org or call him at 201-857-5333 for additional details.

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