NCUIH Staff

Francys Crevier, JD (Algonquin)
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

francysFrancys Crevier (Algonquin) has been serving Indian Country for 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
Vice-President, Programs & Operations

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
Vice-President, Public Policy

JuliaMs. Dreyer is a public policy professional with a decade of public 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.

Email: JDreyer@ncuih.org

Meredith Raimondi
Director, Congressional Relations
Acting Director, Communications

Meredith RaimondiMeredith Raimondi is a political and communications strategist with over a decade of experience in government, political campaigns, and nonprofits. 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)
Director of Federal Relations, Policy

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Sunny 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. Her practical experience spans child welfare, juvenile law, civil rights mediation, criminal defense, corporate health plan operations, and health policy. In 2017, the California Rural Indian Health Board nominated Sunny for a State Luna Wessel Leadership Award in recognition of her outstanding service and commitment in efforts to improve the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native people. She earned a Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in Advocacy from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development with a Psychology Minor from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Sunny’s proudest accomplishment is her brilliant, funny, and kind teenage son.


Email: SStevenson@ncuih.org

Andrew Kalweit, MPH
Research Manager, Technical Assistance and Research Center

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Andrew Kalweit has over 6 years of experience conducting research at the intersection of behavioral health sciences, community programming, and social services for youth and families. At NCUIH, Andrew manages a variety of research and technical assistance projects, including work on third-party reimbursement, environmental health, racial misclassification in mortality data, human trafficking, and COVID-19 response. Prior to joining NCUIH, Andrew worked at the Migration Policy Institute, where he provided writing support and technical assistance for states and counties working to include the needs of immigrant and refugee youth and families in child welfare departments. 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 of Science degrees in Chemistry and Comparative Human Development from the University of Chicago.



Email: AKalweit@ncuih.org

Victoria Humphreys (Akimel O'odham)
Senior Communications Associate

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Victoria Humphreys is originally from the Gila River Indian Community. Before high school, she and her family moved 27 times across the country before settling down in Akron, Ohio. Victoria attended Kent State University and received dual bachelor's degrees in Organizational Communication and Applied Communication Studies with minors in Public Relations and Russian. She moved to the District of Columbia in January 2014, where she participated in the Washington Internship for Native Students program with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Office of Budget and Program Analysis at USDA, and the Race, Ethnicity and Social Inclusion Unit for the Western Hemisphere at the Department of State. During this time Victoria also completed her Masters at Georgetown in Public Relations and Corporate Communication and volunteered with several organizations who focus on key Native American issues. Her capstone project was with the Secretary of Defense's Office for the Office of Native American Affairs where she created an external outreach initiative to extend DoD's Innovative Readiness Training program to tribal communities who could benefit from the program. For the majority of Victoria’s professional career, though, she worked at Live Nation venues in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and some smaller venues in D.C. Most recently she was contracted as the Marketing Manager for Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. Currently, Victoria lives in Centreville with her boyfriend, Frankie, and their two dogs Chloe, an Australian Shepherd mix, and Zeus aka the Goose, a white German Shepherd and will soon be relocating to Sterling.

Email: VHumphreys@ncuih.org

Noelle Zuelke
Communications Associate

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Noelle Zuelke grew up in Portland, Oregon and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from LIU Global, a 4-year study abroad university program where she travelled to 14 countries while obtaining her degree, specializing in conflict resolution, global development, and indigenous studies. Noelle has been working in marketing for the past few years in the non-profit sector, specializing in graphic design, website development, and social media campaigns. At NCUIH, she works closely with the TARC team running various webinar series, and on website maintenance, updates, and user experience.



Email: NZuelke@ncuih.org

Melissa Watson
Public Health Project Assistant | TA

MelissaMelissa Watson grew up and currently resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania. While receiving her B.S. in Exercise Science at the University of Scranton, Melissa found her passion for public health. She chose to continue her education at East Stroudsburg University and obtained her Masters in Public Health. Melissa has been working in community outreach and education with a nonprofit. She comes to NCUIH to work on the TARC team providing public health project assistance to the organization. Melissa’s passion is to provide the best resources, education, and opportunities possible to all those in needs..



Email: MWatson@ncuih.org

Mindy Priddy
Communications Associate

mindyMindy has over eight years of experience in the fields of communications and marketing. She attended Piedmont Governor's School for Mathematics, Science, and Technology which enabled her to graduate high school with an Associate of Science in Science. She then earned a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from Virginia Commonwealth University. While in school, Mindy managed the public relations and communications side of VCU's Relay for Life chapter and was a Public Relations Intern for United Way of Henry County and Martinsville. She has worked in varying communications positions within different industries ranging from optometry to music. Most recently, she held the position of Marketing and Outreach Manager at GENEDGE, an organization that functions as a public resource for manufacturers in Virginia. Mindy holds certifications in Event Marketing and Google Analytics Individual Qualification. She is an active member of the American Marketing Association.

Email: MPriddy@ncuih.org

Sabrina Mohamed
PHAP Fellow | TARC

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A native Bostonian, Sabrina graduated from Salem State University, (also may be known as witch city) with a Bachelors in Political Science, in May of 2020. A new hiree, Sabrina is apart of the CDC's PHAP program, which places young professionals looking to gain work experience in the Public Health sphere in various offices around the country. In her off time, Sabrina enjoys, eating and exploring.



Email: SMohamed@ncuih.org

Kimberly Fowler, Ph.D.
Vice-President, Technical Assistance and Research Center

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Dr. Kimberly T. Fowler, a native of Jacksonville, FL, has been working to support indigenous communities for nearly a decade. Dr. Fowler has been employed at NCUIH since 2011 and as the current VP of the Technical Assistance and Research Center (TARC), has led the development of various projects focused on Urban Indian Organization capacity-building and sustainability to support operational and programmatic growth, as well as supporting research centered on the urban Indian health sector. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University and B.S. from Tennessee State University. Prior to joining NCUIH, Dr. Fowler supported several initiatives through the coordination and delivery of technical assistance in health systems and clinical operations for communities of color, including managing a women's health behavior intervention program to reduce health disparities risk. Dr. Fowler also completed her postdoctoral fellowship from the University of Colorado-Denver where she also received a Certificate in Public Health.



Email: KFowler@ncuih.org

Zepporah Fuller, MHA/Ed., CPHQ (Diné)
Director, Technical Assistance

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Zepporah Fuller (Diné) has more than thirteen years of experience working within a variety of healthcare delivery systems. She is a committed servant leader for Indigenous communities and helps organizations build capacity to provide quality care. She is an experienced Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and has served in various roles that include front office management, data/informatics management, accreditation preparation, billing/coding, and quality improvement/assurance. She has facilitated multidisciplinary performance improvement activities and trainings within Indian Health Service hospitals, urban Indian organizations, and federally qualified health center settings. As a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (CLSSGB), her projects include building effective quality programs, leading data-driven initiatives that improve patient outcomes, EHR implementation, and successfully achieving Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) accreditation. Zepporah received her Master of Science in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in Education from the University of Phoenix and her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northern Arizona University.



Email: ZFuller@ncuih.org

Marc Clark, Ph.D., PMP
Senior Program Manager, Technical Assistance

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Dr. Clark pursued graduate studies at Howard University and earned a PhD 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 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 projects since 1989. These projects have served all ages, spanning from home visiting programs addressing “infant mental health” among Latina moms to pregnancy prevention projects among Tribes and Tribal Organizations. His experience demonstrates the capacity to meet the responsibilities and skills required for project management in the public and private sector. He joined NCUIH TARC in 2018 and engages in training, research, and TA with UIOs.



Email: MClark@ncuih.org

Emily Bear, MPH
Public Health Associate, Technical Assistance

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Emily graduated with a B.S in Public Health (Psychology concentration) from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. During undergrad, she served as the student representative to the NH Public Health Association as well as a peer advocate at a local substance abuse recovery and resource center. Prior to graduate school, she worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as a Senior Lab Assistant in the main hospital laboratory; participating in project management efforts and earning Lean 6 Sigma Yellow Belt certification. She completed her Master of Public Health degree at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, UK with an Epidemiology specialism. Her dissertation project employed natural experiment methods to evaluate the effect of Good Samaritan laws on opioid overdose mortality. During the MPH, she also enjoyed volunteering with the University’s Service to the Homeless and the Environmental Task Force.



Email: EBear@ncuih.org

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

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Sebouh Kouyoumjian MPA/HSA, is Indigenous Egyptian and Armenian and has been working with Indigenous communities for the last three years. Mr. Kouyoumjian has been employed with NCUIH since 2018 and as the current Senior Public Health Associate for the Technical Assistance and Research Center (TARC), has led various projects focused on Urban Indian Organization capacity-building, sustainability support for programmatic growth, and advancing Indigenous-focused research. Mr. Kouyoumjian is a health professional with over 5-years of specialized experience with a focus on mental health, trauma-informed-care, substance abuse and suicide prevention, and medical health policy/advocacy for marginalized and AI/AN populations. In his prior role at Health Management Associates, he helped develop training curricula 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 the Yakama Health center. Sebouh earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration/ Health Service Administration from the University of San Francisco.



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.


Email: NCUIHAdmin@ncuih.org

Mary Jomia
Public Health Associate Fellow | Public Policy

maryMary Jomia is originally from Mesa, Arizona and recently relocated to Washington, DC. She graduated with a B.A. in Global Health and a minor in Public Service and Public Policy from Arizona State University. During undergrad, Mary earned valuable public health experience interning as a Community Health Worker in Peru and as a program intern at a local organization that assists with refugee resettlement in Phoenix. Following her undergraduate studies, Mary spent a year living in Los Angeles as an AmeriCorps Health Fellow and worked on public health initiatives regarding the homeless population. In her free time, she enjoys trying new food and exploring DC.


Email: mjomia@ncuih.org

Isaiah O'Rear, M.A., M.Ed
Statistician | TARC

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Isaiah O’Rear grew up in a semi-abandoned Nevada mining town called McGill, located about 300 miles east of Reno. He attended White Pine High School and had cousins and classmates who were members of the Ely Shoshone Tribe. In the evenings, he watched all of the mid-90’s sitcoms set in New York City, which inspired him to start college at New York University. After two years at NYU, he transferred to Wesleyan University, where he completed a B.A. in Philosophy and founded the Working Class Students Group.

He attended the University of Georgia, where he completed in M.A. in Political Science with an interdisciplinary Master’s Thesis on K-12 education resource equality. Isaiah remained in Georgia to attend UGA’s Institute of Higher Education, specializing in Economics and Financial Aid Policy, earning an M.Ed. in Higher Education.

In 2010, he joined the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) where he developed the questionnaire content and analysis software for the ED School Climate Surveys (EDSCLS) platform. The EDSCLS was made available for use across the country in 2015 and has been administered by most districts in New York State and Nevada.


Email: iorear@ncuih.org

Noah Collins, MA (Cherokee Nation & White Mountain Apache Tribe)
Research Associate

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Noah has over five years of experience working in indigenous health disparities through the Center for Ethics in Indigenous Genomics Research. Noah has conducted research in locations such as Oklahoma, Colorado, Arizona, Alaska, and New Zealand. In 2019-2020 Noah was awarded a Fulbright research award to conduct genetic analysis of metabolic disease with Maori communities in New Zealand. Performing community based participatory research that is centered on indigenous knowledge and values is one of his constant goals.

Noah earned his Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree simultaneously at the University of Oklahoma specializing in medical/molecular anthropology. The focus of Noah’s thesis was on creating a more ethical framework for conducting genetics.



Email: NCollins@ncuih.org

Alexander Zeymo 
Statistician

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Alexander Zeymo is a statistician with six years of experience in health and healthcare research. Graduating from American University in 2014 with a Masters in Statistics, he went on to work at MedStar Health Research Institute as a biostatistician. He worked at all stages of the research process including working on grants, data construction, analysis, visualization, presentation, manuscript writing and publication. His experience focuses on policy evaluation, most specifically with the ACA Medicaid Expansion and its effects on utilization and access for major complex surgery for vulnerable populations. He also worked on a needs assessment for the DC Department of Health to identify neighborhoods of high risk for health and child opportunity outcomes. He has worked on projects and published on gynecology topics, treatment and outcomes for bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and sarcoma, among others. Alek is excited to learn and apply new statistical methodologies and visualization techniques.



Email: AZeymo@ncuih.org

Evelina Maho, MAdm. (Diné)
Public Health Project Manager

EveyEvelina has worked many years in the health the care industry; primarily with American Indian/Alaskan Native populations. Holds a Master Degree in Administration with an emphasis in Health Sciences and an undergraduate degree in Clinical Dietetics and Chemistry from Northern Arizona University. Experienced in broad community and public health programming, Evelina has used community base participatory approaches and other methodologies in the work of prevention, management of chronic health; and the promotion of health & wellness. Much of this work involved coordination, integration and collaboration with clinical services within each health care organizations she has worked with. Strong background and skilled in working with American Indian tribes and urban Indian health- engagement, project management, program development, fiscal management, public health, community health, policy, and evaluation



Email: EMaho@ncuih.org