(RAPID CITY, SD) – The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (GPTCHB) is pleased to announce that Nate Livermont, Oglala Lakota, was selected as the GPTCHB Executive Coordinator.
As the executive coordinator, Livermont will work directly with the GPTCHB Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jerilyn Church, to further the mission and vision of the health board and assist with strengthening the strategic alignment between GPTCHB programming and priorities with the Indian health needs of the region. He will also serve as a liaison between the GPTCHB and the Board of Directors, and will provide vital services to ensure the organization and board members are educated on innovative approaches and/or emerging health trends and topics.
“I am confident Nate will bring a level of expertise and experience that will greatly contribute to the overall growth and success of the health board,” said Church. “Nate’s work will not only benefit the health board, but he will also serve as a resource to our Board and his work will make an impact on the health and wellbeing of the tribal nations we serve.”
Livermont brings with him nearly 19 years of military experience and extensive knowledge of military, civilian and the Indian Health Service (IHS) health care systems. He was raised on the Rosebud Reservation and a ranch near Vetal, and throughout his career has worked with several tribal entities including IHS facilities throughout Montana, Arizona and South Dakota. Some of Livermont’s most recent work includes his role as project manager for the Defending Childhood Initiative for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and branch manager for the Rapid City office of Pergroup. Livermont has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wayland Baptist University and a Master of Business Administration from National American University.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with the health board and our tribal leaders throughout this pivotal time in the delivery of Indian health services. I am aware of the inherent responsibility with this position, and I look forward to doing my part on Jerilyn’s team to improve the quality of care and access to health facilities for our people.”
In his spare time, Livermont enjoys spending time with his family which includes his wife (Shaylon), daughter (Mayson), and son (Hudson). He also volunteers with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program each week and enjoys fitness and exercise, intramural sports, and hunting and fishing.
To learn more about Nate, contact him at [email protected] or 605.721.1922.
Founded in 1986, the GPTCHB conducts health research, disease prevention, community outreach, recovery support, and technical assistance alongside the 17 tribes and one Indian Service Area in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. The non-profit organization also serves as an advocate to federal agencies, state and local partners, and academic institutions on behalf of its member tribes.