The IHS Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee (TSGAC) membership consists of a Primary and an Alternate representative from each of the IHS Areas that have Self-Governance Tribes. The Primary and Alternate SGAC members from each region also select two persons to serve as Official Members of the TSGAC Technical Workgroup. Below is a listing of the current TSGAC and Technical Workgroup members.
Primary: Jaylene Peterson-Nyren, Executive Director, Kenaitze Indian Tribe
Alternate: Gerald “Jerry” Moses, Senior Director, Intergovernmental Affairs, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Brandon Biddle, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Alberta Unok, Alaska Native Health Board
Primary: Ruben A. Romero, Governor, Taos Pueblo
Alternate: Raymond Loretto, DVM, Governor, Pueblo of Jemez
Shawn Duran, Taos Pueblo
Primary: Jane Rohl, Tribal Council Secretary, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians
John Mojica, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Primary: Beau Mitchell, Council Member, Chippewa Cree Tribe
Alternate: Shelly Fyant, Tribal Council Member, The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation
Ed Parisian, Chippewa Cree Tribe
Primary: Ryan Jackson, Chairman, Hoopa Valley Tribe
Alternate: Robert Smith, Chairman, Pala Band of Mission Indians
Primary: Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba, Chief, Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, TSGAC Chairwoman
Alternate: Casey Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Hospital
Dee Sabattus, United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
Hillary Andrews, United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
Primary: Jonathan Nez, Vice President, Navajo Nation
Alternate: Nathaniel Brown, Honorable Delegate of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council
Patrese Atine, Navajo Nation Washington Office
Primary: Rhonda Butcher proxy for John Barrett, Jr., Chairman, Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Alternate: Kay Rhoads, Principle Chief, Sac and Fox Nation
Kasie Nichols, Citizen Band of Potawatomi Nation
Primary: Jefferson Keel, Lt. Governor, Chickasaw Nation
Alternate: Mickey Peercy proxy for Gary Batton, Chief, Choctaw Nation
Melanie Fourkiller, Choctaw Nation, Tribal Technical Workgroup Co-Chair
Rhonda Farrimond, Choctaw Nation
Karen Ketcher, Cherokee Nation
Primary: Lindsey Manning, Chairman, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation
Primary: W. Ron Allen, Tribal Chairman/CEO, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, TSGAC Vice-Chairman
Alternate: Tyson Johnston, Vice President, Quinault Indian Nation
Jennifer McLaughlin, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
Eugena R. Hobucket, Quinault Indian Nation
Primary: Daniel L.A. Preston III, Councilman, Tohono O’odham Nation
Alternate: Anthony J. Francisco Jr., Councilman, Tohono O’odham Nation
Veronica Geronimo, Acting Executive Director, Department of Health and Human Services, Tohono O’odham Nation
Vacancy in your area?
Self-Governance Tribes in each area establish a process to nominate two Tribal representatives to serve on the TSGAC. Nominations to the committee should be mailed to the Chairperson of TSGAC c/0 Office of Self-Governance Communication & Education and copied to the Director of the Office of Tribal Self-Governance and at the addresses below.
A sample nomination letter can be downloaded below.