National Advisory Board

Ms. Stacy Bohlen

Stacy
Bohlen
Biography 

Stacy Bohlen (Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians) is the Executive Director of the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for implementing the NIHB strategic plan, building a strong national presence, and fulfilling the organization’s mission of advocating on behalf of all tribal governments and American Indians/Alaska Natives in their efforts to provide quality health care.

Research Interests 

National Indian Health Board
Stacy Bohlen (Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians) is the Executive Director of the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for implementing the NIHB strategic plan, building a strong national presence, and fulfilling the organization’s mission of advocating on behalf of all tribal governments and American Indians/Alaska Natives in their efforts to provide quality health care.
Ms. Bohlen has more than 20 years of national level legislative, policy and advocacy experience, and previously worked as the Director of Federal Relations for the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Mich., and a Master of Arts in government from Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.
 

Dr. Ronald Angel

Ronald
Angel
Principal Investigator
Biography 

Ronald Angel's research interests encompass the areas of medical sociology, social welfare, poverty and minorities, demography and epidemiology, research methods and statistics.

Dr. Angel is Principal Investigator, along with co-Principal Investigators Linda Burton, Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Andrew Cherlin, Robert Moffitt, and William Julius Wilson, of "Welfare Reform and the Well-Being of Children: A Three City Study" funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Research Interests 

Ronald Angel's research interests encompass the areas of medical sociology, social welfare, poverty and minorities, demography and epidemiology, research methods and statistics.

Dr. Angel is Principal Investigator, along with co-Principal Investigators Linda Burton, Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Andrew Cherlin, Robert Moffitt, and William Julius Wilson, of "Welfare Reform and the Well-Being of Children: A Three City Study" funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Robert Alan Foley

Robert
Foley
Acting Director of Public Health Programs and Policy
202-355-5494
Biography 

Robert Foley, M.Ed., serves as the Public Health Communications and Program Manager where is he is honored to work on HIV, methamphetamine, and suicide prevention projects. Prior to joining NIHB, Mr. Foley served as the President/CEO of the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) where he managed programs delivering technical assistance and training to Native communities combating HIV. Mr. Foley has also worked as a training specialist with the National Network of Prevention Training Centers and as a research assistant with the Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research at Colorado State University (CSU). He earned his BA and M.Ed. from CSU.

Research Interests 

Robert Foley, M.Ed. is currently the Acting Director of Public Health Programs and Policy with the National Indian Health Board. There, he oversees programs providing technical assistance, training, resource brokering and information dissemination services on methamphetamine, suicide and HIV prevention, as well as Tribal public health accreditation. Mr. Foley works with Tribal, national, Area and local level stakeholders to assess and elevate the Tribal public health platform in hopes to secure resources to support Tribal efforts. Previously, Mr. Foley worked with the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) where he managed programs delivering technical assistance and training to Native communities combating HIV. Previously, Mr. Foley worked as a training specialist with the National Network of Prevention Training Centers where he worked within a sixteen state region to deliver trainings on HIV/STD evidence-based prevention and requisite skills. Prior, he was a research assistant with the Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research at Colorado State University where he examined substance use and domestic violence prevention in rural, ethnic, and tribal communities. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and studying his family's genealogy.

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