· Art Martinez, PhD, Shingle Springs: He is psychologist and clinical director of the Indian Health Board in Mariposa, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties.He is a member of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and a licensed psychologist in California and Nevada.Martinez is recognized for his work in the treatment of post-traumatic stress and child abuse in many tribal communities and was instrumental in establishing the Washoe Family Trauma Healing Center.From 2001 to 2004, Martinez was a member of the National Advisory Council to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services.He
has received numerous awards from the Indian Health Service in recognition of his
leadership in mental health services to the American Indian community and advocacy for culturally competent health care.Martinez is a diplomate in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and board certified expert in the prevention and intervention of sexual abuse and alcohol and substance abuse.His
professional affiliations include the Society of Indian Psychologists, American Psychological Association and National Indian Counselors Association
has served on the American Indian Advisory Panel, Indian Child Welfare Act Task Force of the California Department of Social Services
to increase the capacity of tribal programs and non-Indian organizations to develop effective child welfare systems that impact American Indian children and their families. · Fa'asalalau "Sala" Mataalii, MN, Carson: She is founder and board chairman of the Samoan National Nurses Association, established in Carson in 1996 and the only community-based health organization of Samoan professional nurses in the nation.
With more than 20 years of experience in nursing supervision and management, combined with in-depth knowledge of Pacific Islanders and their communities, she
is proficient in all aspects of community organizing and outreach, collaboration and advocacy.Mataalii has served on the Steering Committee of the Asian and Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network at the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum.
In addition, her
capacity as community liaison officer with the National Association for Advancement of Pacific Islanders
provides increased opportunities for creating new partnerships with other stakeholders while maintaining close relationships with current advocates.