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, 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). 


Julia Dreyer, JD
Director of 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.


Aqib Hayat, MPP
Federal Relations Contractor

AqibAqib Hayat is a health policy analyst, and a recent Master of Public Policy graduate of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Aqib has three years of experience working in health policy at federal, state, and private levels. He specializes in legislative and regulatory comparative policy analyses of issues supporting the health of underserved individuals and communities. His master's thesis explored policy interventions to improve the intersection of the criminal justice and mental health systems. Aqib, a first generation university student, is originally from Pakistan, and immigrated to the US with his family when he was ten years old..


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.


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.


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

Marc ClarkDr. 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 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.


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

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 a 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 University of California, Riverside. .