Toni Potts currently serves as Director of Health Applications in the Health Information Technology (Health IT ) Department for Cherokee Nation Health System, located in Tahlequah, OK. She works with a team of Clinical Applications Coordinators (CAC) building, maintaining and supporting the Cherokee Nation Electronic Health Record.
Toni began her career with Indian Health Service (IHS) in 1995 at W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital, Tahlequah, OK, where she worked in various capacities, including Medical Records, Business Office and Health IT. Beginning in 2004, as the CAC, Toni provided support and training for the IHS-Electronic Health Record. In 2009, Toni's role turned to CAC Manager, working with the Health IT Team, providing Health IT support to a network of nine health centers and one hospital throughout the Cherokee Nation.
Toni holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK. She is a member of the Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma.
Lisa Lyon, MS, RN, CDE has been a nurse with Cherokee Nation for 15 years, with the last 8 being spent in Health IT. She is a Health IT Fellow through the Office of the National Coordinator with a strong interest in the Million Hearts Initiative. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado, obtaining a Masters in Healthcare Informatics.
Cindy Chancellor, BSN, RN received her ADN in 1992 and started working for the Choctaw Nation in 1994 as the Operating Room Unit Manager. She received her BSN from the University of Oklahoma in 2007. Cindy is the EHR Nurse Specialist in the Clinical Applications Department since 2008 at the Choctaw Nation Health Service Authority and currently focuses her time training new providers to use the EHR, and on Meaningful Use and MIPS/MACRA.
Matt Clay is the Director of Health Services for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. He was formerly Director of IT and Chairman of the Health Board, and currently sits on Foundation Boards for the local hospital system and local college. Matt is also sits on the local school board. Matt has been involved with many projects including, restructuring of the Department of IT, building a new health facility, among many department specific technology upgrades. Matt enjoys the challenge and looks forward to new projects in the future.
Katie Johnson graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy with a Pharm D in 2004. She then joined the United States Public Health Service as a Commissioned Corps Officer and completed an ASHP Pharmacy Practice Residency at Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center in 2005. She was able to start working with RPMS EHR and informatics during her this time as Warm Springs was an early adopter of RPMS EHR.
She continued to work with the Indian Health Service in Whiteriver Indian Hospital where she worked as both a pharmacist and Clinical Applications Coordinator, gaining experience implementing RPMS EHR in new settings (Emergency Room and Inpatient) and furthering and optimizing use in the Outpatient setting. She then moved to the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board in 2011 to take on Meaningful Use and EHR support for the 43 Tribes in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. She continues this rewarding work and is enjoying life in the Pacific Northwest.
Mike Rogers has been a California Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA) for 14 years. He has worked with PRHS for 12 years in many roles. Health Informatics and Clinical Applications Coordinator are his main job duties. Mike worked with Electronic Health Record for both the PRHS sites; one in Burney, CA and the other in Alturas, CA, 90 miles away from the main facility. He has worked with UC Davis Telehealth and other Telehealth programs to bridge the gap of rural health care.
Health care has been going through some major changes in the last five years. It can be challenging or problematic to make our patients and providers comfortable with all these changes, but we have some great teams addressing these issues.
Capt. Amy Rubin began her career with the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the Indian Health Service in 1999 as a pharmacist with the Clinton Service Unit. She obtained her Pharmacy Doctor degree in 2003. She served in various pharmacy roles for 10 years within the Clinton Service Unit. She began the transition into an informatics role when the service unit started to implement the RPMS Electronic Health Record. She was the project lead for this inititative which resulted in successful implementation at 3 facilities. Capt. Rubin started as the Area Clinical Informatics Coordinator for Oklahoma City Area IHS in 2009 and still serves in this position. In 2011, she was awarded her Masters in Medical Informatics. She also performs duties for her area as the Meaningful Use Coordinator.
Andrea Storm is the Clinical Applications and Data Manager for the Forest County Potawatomi in Northern Wisconsin. She grew up in rural South Dakota and made her way to Madison, Wisconsin to attend graduate school. After spending several years in Madison working as a Project Manager with electronic health record implementations, she moved to the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin. While working at the Forest County Potawatomi Health and Wellness Center, Andrea has served as a clinical data analyst, meaningful use coordinator, and quality improvement manager. She has been involved with many projects including the implementation of new electronic health records and interfaces. Andrea enjoys collaborating with IT department and loves working in a health care setting.
Ashley Tuomi is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon. She grew up in a military family traveling around the United States. When she returned to Oregon, she became very active with her tribe and participated in tribal royalty for seven years. This experience became the stepping stone to her career serving the health needs of the American Indian/Alaska Native population. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology while working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a nursing home. She then went on to get her Master of Health Policy and Administration from Washington State University. During the summer she interned with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention working with American Indian/Alaska Native grantees. She used this experience and completed her thesis on Secondary Prevention of Diabetes Complications in AI/AN members from the Eastern Band of Cherokee and tribes in Oklahoma. Recently Ashley graduated from A.T Still University with a Doctorate in Health Sciences.
She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeastern Michigan in Detroit, Michigan. She has worked in Indian Health since 2007 in both Urban and Tribal Centers. Ashley is also the President of NCUIH and serves in many other leadership roles with the American Public Health Association and the Office of Minority Health- Regional Health Equity Council. She enjoys working with RPMS and other technology in the clinic. She has also directed a national training program in RPMS for the Urban Indian Clinics throughout the U.S.