As an entrepreneur, Kurt works each day to leave the world better than he found it. He is a firm believer that business, when prioritizing social & financial returns for customers and investors, can be used as a force for good.
Kurt and his family experienced the challenge many Tribal communities face with inadequate access to healthcare.
When he needed to provide his native children with medical attention while away from home (the Oneida reservation in Wisconsin), they were unable to receive necessary treatments.
After realizing the state of the AI/AN healthcare system, Kurt founded Indigenous Pact to create health equity for all American Indians and Alaska Natives in one generation.
Ashley is a creative and a service-oriented individual with a breadth of experience working for public, non-profit, and government organizations. His career in program development has strengthened communities made up of ethnically and economically diverse individuals by directly addressing their needs. As an American Indian descendent, his life-long mission is to advocate for the rights and needs of underrepresented and underserved persons, especially AI/AN youth, elders, and individuals with disabilities.
Joni Buffalohead, Ph.D.
Joni is a committed advocate for improving healthcare and making positive changes for all Native Peoples and their communities. With 20+ years of work experience serving Indian Country in both for both urban and rural Tribal settings, she is a force for evolving the standards of care that AI/AN communities can expect.
Keith is an imaginative and forward-thinking leader in healthcare project management. Specializing in human-centered design in healthcare settings, he has a proven track record of leveraging resources to plan, develop, and implement projects within tight deadlines and strict budgets while exceeding expectations, He also deeply values the formation of positive, long-term relationships between a business and its clients.
Julie is a seasoned finance expert who has skillfully guided organizations to reach higher potentials. She has more than 15 years of management experience in healthcare settings in fiscal, operational, and innovation roles. Julie is known for delivering results by setting and managing staff to key performance indicators. She shares the team’s passion to find financial solutions systems for AI/AN programs across the nation.