Dr. Jetty is the Chair of the CPS First Nations, Inuit, Metis health committee and the pediatrician advisor to the Indigenous Services of Canada’s Non-InsuredHealthBenefitDrugs and Therapeutic Advisory Committee. She was Nunavut’s first full-time pediatrician from 2008 to 2012 where she worked to establish the pediatric program. She returned to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in 2012 to lead the development of the Inuit child health program at this referral centre for the Qikiqtani region of Nunavut.
As a member of the Division of Pediatric Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Ottawa, she continues part-time work in Nunavut. She is involved with undergraduate and postgraduate Indigenous health medical education. She has lobbied for Indigenous children’s rights alongside Indigenous advocacy organizations during advocacy campaigns with provincial governments, at federal government consultation meetings, and internationally at the Inter-American human rights commission. She strives to advocate for health equity among Canadian Indigenous children by developing strong partnerships between her academic and northern community institutions. She was recognized for her advocacy work with the 2018 Dr. Guillermo Gutierrez Award for Advocacy at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Dr. Branco is originally from Massachusetts and attended Boston University for both his undergraduate degree in Psychology as well as medical school. He moved to California in 1995 for his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Oakland. His interest in Native American child health and the Indian Health Service began in medical school during a rotation at the Isleta Pueblo Health Center, and continued in residency with a rotation at Fort Defiance Indian Hospital. After finishing residency, he and his wife Nell moved to Shiprock, New Mexico to work for the Indian Health Service on the Navajo Nation. In 2001, they returned to the Marin County, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Branco began working at the Marin Community Clinic and spent four years practicing there, caring for uninsured and underinsured residents of Marin County. He has also worked for the Pediatric After Hours Clinic and at Marin General Hospital as a Pediatric Hospitalist. In 2005, he joined Tamalpais Pediatrics, a practice of eight pediatricians, three mid-levels and two offices. He is the currently the managing partner of the practice.
Dr. Branco currently serves on the Meritage Medical Network Board, Executive Board and Finance Committee and the Clinical Quality Assurance Committee of the Marin Community Clinics. He is a member of the AAP Section on Administration and Practice Management (SOAPM) and Council on Clinical Information Technology (COCIT). He is also very active with the local chapter (District IX, Chapter 1) of the American Academy of Pediatrics and was the Co-Chair of the Chapter CME Committee for many years. Dr. Branco was selected as a member of CONACH in 2011 and is proud to work with his colleagues on CONACH and in the IHS to improve the health of Native children and communities. He and his wife have three children and spending time with his family is his favorite extra-curricular activity.
Rebecca Susan Daily, M.D. is the Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for Family and Children’s Services in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She serves children from a wide range of tribes and other cultures in Tulsa and the Eastern half of the state. She is currently Adjunct Faculty for the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Daily’s career has included serving as the Vice Chairman of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine where she held the Rainbolt Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Prior to joining the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Daily served as Chief of Pediatric Psychiatry for Variety Care serving Oklahoma City and the Western half of the state.
Dr. Daily has a wealth of experience in serving Children and Adolescents in a wide variety of positions including Director of Inpatient Child and Adolescent Services, Child and Adolescent Consultation Liaison, Research, Child and Adolescent Partial Day Hospital, School Consultant, Community Mental Health Centers, Group Homes, Residential Centers and Private Practice. She has also published and presented at major scientific meetings.
Dr. Daily has worked with the American Red Cross and other emergency response agencies on Disaster response and planning including Desert Shield, the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Catoosa Tornado, Hurricane Katrina, the Tulsa Wendy’s Restaurant Shooting, and a Tuscaloosa Tornado.
One of the first Glaxo Welcome/American Medical Association New Leadership Development Fellows, Dr. Daily has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has served on a variety of committees, work groups and projects working toward improved services for children and is currently Co-Chair of the Committee of the Native American Child and a member of the Diversity and Culture Committee. Her myriad of interests have allowed her to collect a plethora of experiences which she brings to her endeavors.
Joseph T. Bell, MD, FAAP is a Lumbee Indian from Pembroke, North Carolina. He received his Pharmacy and Medical Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a general Pediatrics residency at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC. Dr. Bell worked at Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada, OK and Choctaw Indian Hospital in Talihina, OK before moving back to North Carolina. Since 1998 he has served as Medical Director at Pembroke Pediatrics and Pediatrician at the Catawba Indian Health Service Unit in Rock Hill, SC. He presently serves on the North Carolina American Indian Health Board and he is the Association of American Indian Physicians’ liaison to CONACH. Dr. Bell is past president of the Association of American Indian Physicians, past committee member of the North Carolina Pediatric Society and past committee member of CONACH. He is married to Vicki and they have two children, Tori and Isaac.
Joseph Burns, MD is a PGY1 at Cohen Children’s Medical
Center in New Hyde Park, NY. He served as a member of the Editorial
Advisory Board for The New Physician, the official publication of the American
Medical Student, for which he generated content for an issue dedicated to the
topic of Native American health disparities. His passion for research has
extended into the realm of Native American health, including an article
entitled “First Nations People: Addressing the Relationships Between
Under-Enrollment in Medial Education, STEM Education and Health in the United
States”, and “Building Understanding and Community Relationships Between an
Academic Health Home Visitation Program and Native American Populations in
South Florida” - a formal presentation of his work with the Miccosukee tribe of
South Florida. In recognition of these
efforts, he has been acknowledged with several honors from the Association of
Native American Medical Students, including as nominee for John T. Wolfe
Medical Student of the Year Award in 2017, recipient of the 2016 Lisa Donn
Community Outreach Scholarship, and the 2018 Research Scholarship.
Kathleen J. Wilder, MD, MHS is an Obstetrician Gynecologist with the Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Oregon. She received her medical degree and residency training in obstetrics and gynecology from OHSU and went on to work with the Indian Health Service on Navajo Area 2007-2011. Family called her back to Portland, Oregon where she joined the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology at OHSU. She was Co-Medical Director for Planned Parenthood of the Columbia-Willamette and Co-Director of the Center for Women’s Health Fibroid Program at OHSU. Prior to her medical training, Dr. Wilder received her Master’s in Health Science from the Department of Population Dynamics at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and worked for a non-profit research firm in Washington DC where her research focus areas were adolescent pregnancy prevention and culturally competent reproductive health services provision. Family planning, native health, and underserved care have continued to be her professional interests, along with minimally invasive surgery, rural women’s health, and quality assessment/improvement. She serves as Chair for the ACOG Committee for American Indian/Alaska Native Programs.