Jerrod Moore is a member of the Navajo Nation from Tohatchi, New Mexico. He graduated from the University of New Mexico earning his BA in Native American Studies concentrating on Leadership and Building Native Nations. He has completed the Indian Health Services Epidemiology Fellowship which consist of developing a research project which serves tribes in the Albuquerque Area. He currently is a program manager for the CDC-funded Tribal Injury Prevention Resource Center (TIPRC) at the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board. He is also certified as a Child Passenger Safety Instructor, Matter of Balance Master Trainer and a Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Master Trainer. Previous work includes founding and serving as Co-Chair of the Albuquerque Area Tribal Injury Prevention Coalition, working as the Tribal Injury Prevention Program Coordinator at the Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center, and working in Alaska for three and half years as the Peer Prevention Coordinator and Injury Prevention Specialist at the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation.
Tabatha Harris received her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and her master’s degree in Human and Health Services Administration from the University of Oklahoma. Tabatha is a Tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Alpha PI Omega, Inc. sorority serving as an active member through the Theta PI Professional Chapter. In Summer 2017 Tabatha had the opportunity to serve as one of the five National Congress of American Indian’s Native Graduate Health Policy Fellows. Tabatha has served as an Indian Health Service TIPCAP coordinator for the Kaw Nation, and Injury Prevention Specialist for the Tribal Technical Assistance Program. She currently serves as a Tribal Traffic Safety Specialist for the National Tribal Injury Prevention Resource Center that is administered by the Albuquerque Area Tribal Health Board working with the 573 Tribal Nations in the efforts of traffic safety and injury prevention. Tabatha has over 11 years of experience in the social services and public health – injury prevention fields.
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Jodee Dennison, MPH
Jodee Dennison is a member of the Navajo Tribe and resides in Gallup, NM. Jodee received her Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Jodee started her career as a Commissioned Officer with the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Indian Health Service. Jodee served as an Injury Prevention Specialist in the Oklahoma, Navajo and Billings Area Indian Health Service, and provided deliverable services to the tribal communities on injury prevention projects, trainings, injury surveillance data, program evaluation and other injury prevention initiatives. Jodee also served on several deployments for Hurricane Katrina, Gustav and Ike Response. After 21 years of service, Jodee retired as a Commander from the Commissioned Corps (2013). After several years of retirement, Jodee did some part-time and volunteer work for a small non-profit charitable organization, ThinkFirst Navajo Injury Prevention Program. She organized and scheduled free school presentations on preventing brain and spinal cord injuries to Navajo youths grades K-12, living on or near the Navajo Nation (New Mexico, Arizona, Utah). She served as a mentor and provided support to her colleagues, VIP Speakers (Voices for Injury Prevention). VIPs are Navajo people with paralysis or traumatic brain injuries who share their personal stories of how they became injured.