Umatilla/Walla Walla Tribal Member Health Educator
Oregon Community Health Workers AssociationLindsey is a Persian Gulf War Veteran, an educator, father, enrolled Native American tribal member, and Cultural Acclimation trainer. He comes from a family of healthcare professionals, including his Native American grandmother (a CHR) who sat on the CTUIR Health Commission; which self-compacted federal Indian Health Services to local community control in 1996. Yellowhawk serves over 4,000 American Indian/Alaska Native people who reside on or near the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeastern Oregon.
After seven years in the US Air Force, Lindsey served 17 years in Oregon Indian Education. Later migrating into the Health Education field...in order to holistically empower tribal members towards individual self-sufficiency. As Yellowhawk's Workforce Development Manager, his aim is to support 'community members, serving community members' by integrating Traditional Health Workers into healthcare delivery systems. He sits on the OHA, OEI THW Commission, and ORCHWA Board.