1997 Margo Kerrigan (White Earth Chippewa)Director of the Indian Health Service
...Margo D. Kerrigan, BA '75
A member of the White Earth (Mississippi) Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Margo D. Kerrigan
is a guiding force within the field of health care, especially the Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
.Growing up in Menlo Park, California, Margo earned a BA in human biology from Stanford in 1975 and a master of public health degree in health administration and planning from the University of California, Berkeley in 1978.She began her career with the IHS in California in 1979 and ten years and three states later, was appointed as the director of the Division of Management Policy, Office of Administration and Management, at the national headquarters in Maryland.
In 1996, Margo
responsibilities as director of the IHS
California Area, providing medical services to 103 tribal communities through 26 rural health care operating units and 21 urban health or treatment programs.Margo also is actively involved with the American Public Health Association (APHA) and was the first Native American to serve on its executive board in its 120-year history.She also founded APHA?s American Indian and Alaska Native Caucus.In addition to her many career accomplishments, Margo has maintained her connection to the Stanford Native American community through the years serving as role model for undergraduate and graduate students and mentor for future generations of health care professionals, especially interested American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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Woesha Cloud North (1918-1992), MA '721996 Multicultural Hall of Fame Inductee
Graduating from Stanford
with a master's degree in education, Woesha Cloud North then earned her
PhD in education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln