Community Advisory Board

Purpose

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is comprised of American Indian (AI) leaders and healthcare professionals serving in AI communities.  CAB members are recognized leaders and decision makers within the tribal communities they represent.

The CAB serves as a partner with CAIR faculty and staff through advising, recommendations, and assistance with:

  1. Developing new community partners in tribal communities
  2. Assisting with the design of tribally-specific community resiliency CEOC activities
  3. Advising researchers and sharing results to tribal communities
  4. Recruitment of students for summer research education and core training

Members

  • Senator Carlyle Begay – VP of Business Development, American Indian Health & Management Policy (Chair)
  • Brenda Gene – Coordinator, Health Promotions Program, NACA (Co-Chair)
  • Filmer Lalio, MEd – Assistant Senior Director for the Salt River Indian Community
  • Marcy Averill – Operations Director, Spirit of EAGLES, Mayo Clinic
  • Sandra Irwin, RN, MPH – Director, Health Department, Hualapai Tribe
  • Elmer J. Guy, PhD – President of the Navajo Technical College
  • Mae-Gilene Begay, MSW – Program Director for CHR/Outreach, Navajo Division of Health
  • Robin Kaukahi – Director, Ha:san Prepatory and Leadership School