The IHS Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee (TSGAC) membership consists of a Primary and an Alternate representative from each of the Indian Health Service (IHS) areas that have Self-Governance Tribes.  The Primary and Alternate TSGAC members from each region also select two persons to serve as Official Members of the TSGAC Technical Work Group. Below is a listing of the current TSGAC and Technical Work Group members.


Primary: Diana Zirul, Tribal Council Member, Kenaitze Indian Tribe (TSGAC confirmation: March 2018)
Alternate: Gerald “Jerry” Moses, Senior Director, Intergovernmental Affairs, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (TSGAC confirmation: March 2018)
Technical Representative: Alberta Unok, Deputy Director, Alaska Native Health Board
Technical Representative:


Primary: Governor Richard Aspenwind, Taos Pueblo
Alternate: Raymond Loretto, DVM, Governor, Pueblo of Jemez
Technical Representative: Shawn Duran, Taos Pueblo
Technical Representative:


Primary: Jane Rohl, Secretary, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (TSGAC confirmation: March 2017)
Alternate: Jennifer Webster, Councilwoman, Oneida Nation (TSGAC confirmation: March 2018)
Technical Representative: Candice Skenandore, Self-Governance Coordinator, Oneida Nation
Technical Representative:


Primary: Chippewa Cree
Alternate: Ms. Charmel Gillin, Councilmember, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (Nominated 7/17/19)
Technical Representative:
Technical Representative:


Primary: Byron Nelsom, Jr., Chairman, Hoopa Valley Tribe
Alternate: Robert Smith, Chairman, Pala Band of Mission Indians
Technical Representative:
Technical Representative:

Great Plains

Primary: Victoria Ketcheyan, Tribal Council Member, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska (confirmation pending January 2020 TSGAC meeting)
Alternate: Danielle Smith, CEO, Winnebago Comprehensive Healthcare System (confirmation pending January 2020 TSGAC meeting)
Technical Representative: Jerilyn Church, CEO, Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Healthboard
Technical Representative:


Primary: Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba, Chief, Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, TSGAC Chairwoman
Alternate: Casey Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Hospital
Technical Representative: Elizabeth Malerba, THPS Health Policy Analyst, USET
Technical Representative:


Primary: Myron Lizer, Vice President, Navajo Nation
Alternate: Dr. Jill Jim, Executive Director, Navajo Department of Health
Technical Representative: Theresa Galvan, Health Services Administrator
Technical Representative:

Oklahoma 1

Primary: John Barrett, Jr., Chairman, Citizen Potawatomi Nation (Proxy: Kasie Nichols)
Alternate: Jacklyn King, Secretary, Sac and Fox Nation (TSGAC confirmation: October 2019)
Technical Representative: Jeremy Arnette, Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Technical Representative:

Oklahoma 2

Primary: Chris Anaotubby, Lt. Governor, Chickasaw Nation
Alternate: Gary Batton, Chief, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (Proxy: Melanie Fourkiller)
Technical Representative: Terra Branson, Self-Governance Coordinator, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and Co-Chair, TSGAC Workgroup
Technical Representative: Melissa Gower, Senior Advisory, Chickasaw Nation Division of Health


Primary: Joey Whitman, Councilman, Gila River Indian Community
Alternate: Delia Carlyle, Council Member, Ak-Chin Indian Community
Technical Representative: Karen Fierro, Self-Governance Coordinator, Ak-Chin Indian Community
Technical Representative:


Primary: W. Ron Allen, Tribal Chairman/CEO, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, TSGAC Vice-Chairman
Alternate:  Quinault Indian Nation
Technical Representative: Jennifer McLaughlin, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
Technical Representative:


Primary: Daniel L.A. Preston, III, Representative, Tohono O’odham Nation (TSGAC confirmation: October 2018)
Alternate: Anthony J. Francisco, Jr. Representative, Tohono O’odham Nation (TSGAC confirmation: October 2018)
Technical Representative: Veronica Geronimo
Technical Representative:



Thursday, August 4

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Tuesday, August 2

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7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates


Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)