Francys Crevier, JD (Algonquin)
Executive Director 

francysFrancys Crevier is First Nations Algonquin and has been serving Indian Country for a little over a decade. She has served in various capacities from clerking for Tribal supreme courts and working for the United Nations Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to representing Tribes as in-house counsel and special prosecutor. She joined the Indian healthcare field in 2015 to advocate for better healthcare in Indian Country as well as educate Tribal members and communities on their alternative healthcare options. She joined NCUIH in 2016 as the Policy Analyst and Congressional Relations Liaison and later became the Director of Governmental Affairs. Francys received her J.D. from University of Arizona Law with a Certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy and her B.A. in Public Administration from Florida International University.


Alejandro Bermudez Del-Villar
Director, Programs & Development

Alejandro Bermudez Del-VillarMr. Bermudez Del-Villar brings more than 10 years of experience working in both the U.S. and the international development arena; managing and coordinating programs from national and International donors. Main focus: use of new technologies as tools for e-Government and socio-economic development. Extensive cross-sectoral expertise - i.e. Private sector, International Organizations, Non-Profits on Congressional matters as well as with Management experience of USAID Information and Communication Technologies Projects in Latin America, Africa, South East Asia, Algeria, Egypt, Romania and Macedonia, among others. 


Kimberly Fowler, Ph.D
Director, Technical Assistance and Research Center

Kimberly FowlerDr. Kimberly T. Fowler, a native of Jacksonville, FL, received her Ph.D. from Yale University in New Haven, CT in May 2005 and Bachelor's of Science from Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN in 1998. Dr. Fowler completed a postdoctoral fellowship in 2009 from the University of Colorado-Denver where she also received a Certificate in Public Health. During her postdoctoral training, Dr. Fowler supported a local non-profit by writing a grant and supporting the community in developing, implementing, and managing a women's health behavior intervention program to reduce health disparities risk. Since completing her training Dr. Fowler has supported a number of initiatives through the coordination and delivery of technical assistance in health systems and clinical operations. Her technical assistance projects have included supporting insurance applications for non-profits, credentialing of clinicians, improving clinical operations workflow, Electronic Health Records/Electronic Patient Management system development, billing and coding strategies to increase clinic reimbursements and revenue, third party billing implementation, implementation of emergency preparedness programs and supporting a variety of health education projects focused on reducing health disparities for communities of color.


Eric Vicks
Director of Governmental Affairs

Eric Vicks

Mr. Vicks is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and comes with over 15 years of policy and advocacy experience within the public health and primary health care arenas. He has used these platforms to address health disparities and to provide ordinary people in high need and under-resourced communities a voice in the policy-making process to shape issues important to them. His areas of expertise include, project planning and management, government affairs, grassroots development, and community relations particularly in communities of color. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Cincinnati. He consults with and serves on several local boards in the D.C. area which work to improve health and promote equity.


Nikija Shuman, MS
Technical Assistance and Research Center, Program Manager

Nikija ShumanNikija Shuman has worked in the field of public health serving underserved, disserved and minority populations for nearly a decade. Nikija holds a Master of Science degree in Therapeutic Herbalism, a Master of Science degree in Health Promotion and is set to complete a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health in 2018 (from Maryland University of Integrative Health). Nikija has extensive experience overseeing and implementing community health programs that focus on disease prevention, health education and the reduction of risk factors, as well as working with at-risk populations to address health disparities by supporting initiatives that seek to lessen environmental, socio-economic and behavioral deterrents to health.


Jade Jackson, MSW
TARC Public Health Associate

Jade Jackson

Jade Jackson has over 10 years’ experience working with youth and young people. Jade began her youth development work during college and most recently coordinated behavioral health programs for youth on the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona. Jade holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Randolph-Macon College. Jade’s previous experience includes research and evaluation in a variety of fields including: serving native youth, coordinating services for migrant and refugee children, and capacity building with Baltimore nonprofits.