NCUIH Staff

Francys Crevier, JD (Algonquin)
Executive Director 

francysFrancys Crevier (Algonquin) 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. She is now NCUIH’s Executive Director. 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.

Email: FCrevier@ncuih.org

Alejandro Bermudez Del-Villar, MA/IBDD
Director, Programs & Development

Alejandro Bermudez Del-VillarMr. Bermudez-Del-Villar accounts for more than 15 years of experience working both domestically and internationally; managing programs from national and international donors. Mr. Bermudez Currently works as the Programs and Development Director for the National Council of Urban Indian Health. He assists the Executive Director in the development of programmatic, initiatives, budgeting, and the full grant management cycle. Previously, Mr. Bermudez had managerial roles in programs working in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Through his career, Mr. Bermudez had the opportunity to collaborate in projects that directly and indirectly benefitted underserved populations and developing countries. From education and health access to the strengthening regulatory measures to expand social services. Mr, Bermudez holds an MA in Communications Culture & Technology from Georgetown University; where he also earned an Honors Certificate in International Business Diplomacy.  Additionally Mr, Bermudez holds a Diploma in International Public Law and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA). 


Email: ABermudez@ncuih.org

Julia Dreyer, JD
Director, Federal Relations

JuliaMs. Dreyer is currently the NCUIH Federal Relations Director. She is a public policy professional with more than five years of regulatory and policy experience. Ms. Dreyer is originally from the Milwaukee, WI area and received her undergraduate degree in General Business Management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, and her Juris Doctorate at The George Washington University Law School. Prior to NCUIH, She served as in house counsel at a trade association, focusing primarily on federal regulatory and policy issues, including preparing regulatory comments and working with federal agencies, as well as litigation. Ms.Dreyer has submitted more than 50 comment letters to federal agencies advocating for policy changes and prepared numerous amicus curiae briefs for litigation in federal appellate courts, supporting or opposing federal and state policies as well as issues of constitutional law.

Email: Jdreyer@ncuih.org

Meredith Raimondi
Sr. Manager, Communications & Events 

Meredith Raimondi Meredith Raimondi is a political and communications strategist with over 10 years of experience in government, political campaigns, nonprofits, and small businesses. She served as an Obama appointee at the National Endowment for the Arts and as a staffer for Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) for seven years on Capitol Hill. She worked in press operations for political campaigns in 2012, 2016, and 2018. She specializes in using digital and online communications as tools for advocacy, cause campaigns, and fundraising. Her press experience includes placements in the Washington Post, New York Times, New Yorker, The Hill, and Good Morning America. Meredith has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the George Washington University and is from Minnesota.

Email: MRaimondi@ncuih.org

Sunny Stevenson, JD (Walker River Paiute)
Sr.Federal Relations Manager

Sunny StevSunny Stevenson is an enrolled member of the Walker River Paiute Tribe (Agai-Dicutta Numu). She has over 15 years of experience in advocacy and is passionate about providing a voice to those who have been historically silenced. She first joined NCUIH in 2019 as a Policy Consultant before transitioning to her current role as the Senior Federal Relations Manager. Prior to joining NCUIH, Sunny worked to advance the legislative and health policy agendas of the California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB). In 2017, the CRIHB Board of Directors nominated Sunny for a Luna Wessel State Leadership Award in recognition of her outstanding service and commitment in efforts to improve the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native people. Sunny completed the California Tribal College’s Tribal Leadership and Governance Certificate Program. She has participated as a federal grant reviewer for the Administration for Native Americans and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Native American Programs. Sunny earned a Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in Advocacy from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She was selected as a University of Michigan Law School Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellow, as the American Bar Association Law Student Liaison to the Center on Children and the Law, and as an Equal Justice Works Summer Corps member. She mentored teens through McGeorge’s Education Pipeline Program and taught a course about law, democracy, and human rights at Sacramento High School through the Street Law International program. Sunny gained practical experience at Sacramento Child Advocates, the Office of the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of California, and the Juvenile Division of the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office. She was a member of McGeorge’s inaugural Prisoner Civil Rights Mediation Clinic in which she co-mediated prisoner civil rights cases with a federal judge. Sunny completed a post-graduate law fellowship with the Children's Attorneys Project at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. She then gained health plan and business experience while working at Blue Shield of California during the initial implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Sunny earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development with a Psychology Minor from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. As an undergraduate, she provided direct instructional services, including bilingual (Spanish/English) instruction in the core curriculum, to high-risk migrant elementary students through the Butte County Office of Education/California Mini-Corps Program. Promoting advocacy for them in their school was part of her primary focus. Sunny is also experienced in working with abused and neglected children of all ages, from infancy through adolescence. In more recent years, she was selected as a Specialized Services Subcommittee Member for the State of California Child Welfare Council’s Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Action Team Workgroup. She assisted in drafting an Interagency Protocol Framework for use by all California counties confronting human trafficking. ;


Email: SStevenson@ncuih.org

Andrew Kalweit, MPH
Senior Research Associate, Technical Assistance and Research Center

MeredithAndrew Kalweit has over 4 years of experience conducting both qualitative and quantitative research at the intersection of behavioral health sciences, community health programming, and social services for youth and families. He has managed human participant research on topics including sleep health, diabetes management, LGBT smoking cessation, and environmental health disparities in immigrant communities. His love for neighborhoods in his hometown of Chicago informs a passion for community-centered programming and policy. Prior to NCUIH, Andrew worked at the Migration Policy Institute, where he provided writing support and technical assistance for states and counties on projects related to the integration of immigrant youth and families in public health department.Mr. Kalweit holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a focus on the Social Determinants of Health and Disparities, a joint Harvard FXB-UNICEF concentration in Child Protection, and bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Comparative Human Development from the University of Chicago. His master’s thesis was a field evaluation of educational and psychosocial support programming with unaccompanied children on the move through Serbia.

Email: AKalweit@ncuih.org

Jamie Ishcomer, MPH, MSW (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)
Deputy Director

Jamie IshcomerJamie Ishcomer is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and has extensive experience serving Indian Country at the regional and national level. Before joining NCUIH, Ms. Ishcomer had the honor of working at the California Rural Indian Health Board and the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) where she provided training and technical assistance to support Tribal public health infrastructure development. Most recently she was a Senior Analyst at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) where she supported state and territorial public health infrastructure development through a quality improvement lens. Ms. Ishcomer is passionate about addressing health disparities for American Indians and Alaska Natives and is devoted to transdisciplinary problem solving and systems and performance improvement. She received her BS in Community Health and minor in American Indian Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with her Masters of Public Health and Masters of Social Work where she was a Scholar with the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies.

Email: JIshcomer@ncuih.org

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.

Email: KFowler@ncuih.org

Marc Clark, Ph.D.
Program Manager, Technical Assistance and Research Center

Marc ClarkDr. Clark pursued graduate studies at Howard University and earned a Ph.D. in education at American University in 2004. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) who has directed a federal program office serving 59 states and territories. He has served as a Project Director on federally funded health projects and directed school health promotion programs and offices in a large urban school district. He has been involved in program design, evaluation, and intervention activities as facets of public health policy, promotion, and prevention project work since 1989. These projects have served all ages, spanning from home visiting programs for promoting “infant mental health” among first-time Latina moms to teen pregnancy prevention projects among Tribes and Tribal Organizations. His background and experience demonstrate the capacity to meet the responsibilities, skills, experience, and education required for project management in the public and private sector. His experience with managing human services programs, research studies, and collaborating with Federal agencies to support data-driven programs is extensive.

Email: MClark@ncuih.org

Sebouh Kouyoumjian, MPA/HSA
Public Health Associate, Technical Assistance and Research Center

SebouhSebouh Kouyoumjian is an experienced development and public health professional with over 3 years in specialized experience focusing on mental health, trauma-informed-care, infectious disease, substance abuse, and medical health policy/advocacy for underserved and (first nations) American Indian and Alaskan Native populations. As a Health Service Management Analyst at the University of San Francisco, Mr. Kouyoumjian conducted qualitative and quantitative research, community health assessments, health policy analysis, and program development and evaluations. He led a program proposal aimed at reducing infectious rates of hepatitis B virus (HBV) among Burmese refugees in Oakland – conducting stakeholder and focus group interviews with healthcare leaders, professionals, and Burmese refugees to determine the greatest needs of the target population. He also created a 3-year program budget and curriculum for cultural competency training. Most recently he was a Research Assistant at Health Management Associates (HMA) where he played an instrumental role with supporting the development of training curriculum for a Complex Care Nurse Training program at LA County’ Health Services Department, and Trauma-Informed Care training for health professionals at the Chippewa Cree Health Center and at the Yakama Health center. Sebouh earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration/ Health Service Administration from the University of San Francisco. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside.

Email: SKouyoumjian@ncuih.org

Kezia Roy, PACE 
Office Manager/Executive Assistant

2020keziaKezia is a native Washingtonian, born and raised in DC and the surrounding suburban areas. She is a proud mom of 3, two girls and a boy and comes from a large family all located in the DC Metro area. She has a diverse professional background ranging from healthcare, HR consulting, travel and transportation, hospitality, the gaming and casino industry and most recently affordable housing. Most of Kezia's experience has been in the non-profit sector ;


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