Field Team Members
Central Office Team Members
|Amanda Taylor is the Community Health Worker in Flandreau, SD. is an enrolled member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2011 with her bachelor’s degree in American Indian studies and a history minor focused on the Great Plains region. In her free time, she likes to bead, sew, read, coach middle school volleyball, travel to pow-wows, and spend quality time with her family. Amanda joined the GPTCHB team in January 2015.|
|Becky Diehm serves the Healthy Start Community of Crow Creek.|
|Tina serves the people of Turtle Mountain, ND, and has been working for GPTCHB since November 2010. She graduated from Turtle Mountain Community College with an associate’s degree in medical billing and coding and administrative studies. She has worked for the local hospital in patient care and has been a case manager and community health worker for the GPTCHB Northern Plains Healthy Start Program. Tina is the oldest of six children and she grew up in Dunseith, ND, near the Canadian border. She enjoys family, camping, pow-wows and her grandchildren’s basketball games.|
Tinnekkia serves the Standing Rock Reservation, and is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is of multi-cultural decent, including Taino Native from Puerto Rico and moved to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Reservation in 2002. She is a poet, author, and mother of four wonderfully energetic boys. Tinnekkia strives to make and ensure positive change in ending violence against women and children. She has sat on the Board of Directors for Pretty Bird Woman House, the only on-reservation Domestic Violence Shelter for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and Bridges Against Domestic Violence. She has also served as a Stop Violence Against Women Campaign Coordinator for Amnesty International. Tinnekkia has been at the health board since January 2015.
|Myrna serves the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation.|
|Shawn is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara Nation and has been with the Health Board since June 2015. She worked as an LPN prior to her role with GPTCHB. Shawn received her nursing degree from the Fort Berthold Community College in 1994, a bachelor’s degree in social work in 1999, and a master’s degree in management in 2004 from the University of Mary. In her spare time, Shawn enjoys reading.|
Tara is an enrolled member of the Spirit Lake Nation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from American Indian College. Prior to joining GPTCHB, Tara worked as a medical assistant and she served as a contact representative at the IHS Health Service Center in Spirit Lake. Tara’s position as a community health worker is a perfect blend of her passions for education and helping her people. In her spare time, Tara enjoys learning about equine therapy and teaching religious classes to children. She also plays guitar and keyboard.
|Christy Hacker is the Director of Maternal and Child Health. Christy joined GPTCHB in August 2013. She earned her Master of Public Health from Benedictine University and a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Chadron State College. Christy has served as director of the Maternal and Child Health Department and Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems program since November of 2013. In her spare time, Christy enjoys fly fishing, golfing, reading and travel.|
|Linda Littlefield is the Program Manager. Linda joined the GPTCHB team in 2014 and is the Program Manager for the Northern Plains Healthy Start Program. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Our Lady of the Lake University and a holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Chadron State College. Linda has a professional interest in trauma and trauma informed care and clinical experience working with the homeless and individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.|
|Monta Little Solider is the Program Assistant.|
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board provides key advocacy for its constituents in order for them to have access to the highest quality, most comprehensive and up-to-date health resources available in the areas of research, education, assistance, prevention and outreach.
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The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Department provides vital services such as breastfeeding support, home visits and promotion of male involvement for mothers and infants, including during the prenatal stage.
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