Welcome New Klamath Tribal Health General Manager
The Klamath Tribal Council is excited to welcome Mrs. Chanda Yates to be a part of our Tribal Health Family.
We are encouraged by her energy, knowledge, and professionalism. And we look forward to working with her to bring good health to our people.
Mrs. Yates is originally from the Deg Hit’an Athabascan community of Holy Cross, Alaska. She has lived in Anchorage, Alaska for the last 25 years, is married to Darin Yates and has two children Jacob and Victoria.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and has 25+ years of experience in Health Care. Previously, she was the Vice-President of Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage (SCF), Alaska and responsible for executive management of a workforce of 300 employees and a $29 million dollar operating budget. As part of SCF’s Leadership Team, Chanda worked in partnership with the President/CEO and other VP’s to solicit feedback from SCF’s 65,000 Alaska Native customer-owners, to project the short and long term needs of the Native Community, and set the strategic direction for the organization.
Chanda’s passion is customer driven health and wellness. Fifteen years ago, Chanda helped develop SCF’s initial plans to integrate behavioral health providers into the primary care environment. One of the first in the nation to accomplish this. This behavioral health/primary care integration has since won national accolades, including SAMHSA Science and Service Award recognition. This model was later spread to the emergency room services. Chandra has also secured grants for introducing primary care providers into behavioral health programs, including a program for the severely and persistently mentally ill. Among her other achievements, Chanda implemented electronic medical records, both CARF accreditation and TJC accreditation across programs. She was responsible for providing services in rural Alaska as well as Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley in 25 different locations.
Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services
3949 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR
For more information please call: 1-800-552-6290
*Photo by: Taylor R. Tupper- Klamath Tribes News Dept.