Announcing TribalNet’s 2019 Advisory Boards

Contact: Tracy Kinney Phone: 269-459-9890– Email: [email protected]

March 4, 2019 – For 20 years TribalNet has been, and continues to be, THE platform to connect Tribal IT decision makers as well as Executives/Department heads working in tribal gaming/hospitality, government, and health with technology products and solutions. The pinnacle of this year-round work happens each year in November, during the Annual TribalNet Conference and Tradeshow. This year, the event in being held November 11-14, 2019 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

TribalNet’s Advisory Boards are the backbone for developing the content for the Annual TribalNet Conference. Shannon Bouschor, Director of Operations for TribalNet comments, “We are thankful to have such great contributors on this year’s TribalNet boards. Their time and dedication to helping craft THE best agenda possible for this industry results in value for each and every attendee who will be at this year’s event. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of TribalNet will make this year one of the best.”

The Gaming and Hospitality Board Members include:

  • Virgil Debrosse, IT Sr. Account Manager, Chickasaw Nation
  • Chris DeCamp, Director of Technical Services, Win-River Resort and Casino
  • Renita DiStefano, VP of IT/CIO, Seneca Gaming Corporation
  • John Filippe, Executive Director of MIS, Quinault Beach Resort and Casino
  • Amy Gates, Director of IT, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
  • Angie Litchy, Chief Innovation Officer, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures
  • Fran Moore, VP of IT, Cache Creek Casino Resort
  • Eric Olander, VP of IT, Grand Casinos
  • John Ormond, Executive Director of Technology Services, Chumash Casino and Hotel
  • Ram Patrachari, CIO/VP of IT Services, Viejas Enterprises
  • Richard Rader, CTO, Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians
  • Bryant Santini, CIO, Casino Arizona/Talking Stick Resort
  • Patrick Tinklenberg, VP of IT, Sycuan Casino

The Government and Member Services Board Members include:

  • Christopher Abel, Director of IT, Citizen Potawatomi Nation
  • Sarah R. Adler, Business Solutions Supervisor, Forest County Potawatomi Community
  • James Castillo, Director of IT, Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians
  • Jon B. James, CIO, Cherokee Nation
  • Christopher Luter, CIO, Forest County Potawatomi Community
  • Raul Mavis, IT Director, Pascua Yaqui Tribe
  • Charles Scharnagle, CIO, Mohegan Indians
  • Jimmy Williams, Executive Director IT/CIO, Choctaw Nation

The Health IT Board Members include:

  • Katie Johnson, Integrated Care Coordinator, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
  • Lisa Lyon, Senior Clinical Informatics Coordinator, Cherokee Nation Health Services
  • Douglas W. McLemore, Management Analyst, Phoenix Indian Medical Center
  • Sharon Postoak, IT Database Administration Supervisor, Chickasaw Nation Medical Center
  • Toni Potts, Director of Health Applications, Cherokee Nation Health Services
  • Michael Rogers, Health Information Manager/CAC and RPMS Site Manager, Pit River Health Service
  • Andrea Storm, Clinical Applications and Data Manager, Forest County Potawatomi Health and Wellness Center
  • Ashley Tuomi, CEO, American Indian Health and Family Services
  • Andrea Scott, IHS Deputy CIO/Deputy Director OIT, Headquarters Indian Health Service
  • David Taylor, Clinical Informaticist/BCMA Training and Deployment Manager, Indian Health Service/Office of Information Technology

The Leadership and Executive Board Members include:

  • Scott Cannaday, CFO, Isleta Resort and Casino
  • Roy Corby, Senior VP and GM, Agua Caliente Casino- Palm Springs
  • Andrew Economon, Executive Director of Hospitality, Chumash Casino Resort and Hotel
  • Dan Garrow, Consultant, VPS/The Hartmann Group and Board Member, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
  • Christopher Orozco, Director of Team Member Relations, Win-River Resort and Casino
  • David Owens, CEO, Skokomish Indian Tribal Enterprise, Inc.

TribalNet invites you to join this elite group of industry leaders, along with hundreds of other tribal executives and IT leaders at the 20th Anniversary Celebration in Nashville, TN. The annual gathering offers over 60 learning sessions from six unique tracks, three keynote presentation, top notch networking events and a two day tradeshow with over 150 vendors. Those interested in attending should visit

About TribalNet:

TribalNet was formed in 1999 with the primary purpose of bringing tribes, tribal employees and resources together. Over the past two decades, it has grown to become THE platform to connect and seek opportunities in solutions, best practices, and technology among tribal government, gaming and healthcare industries. These organizations and enterprises use TribalNet as a go-to guide for making well informed decisions. Furthermore, solution providers and vendors work with TribalNet to create solid partnerships within the tribal market by becoming further educated on how to best service this one-of-a-kind market. For nearly 20 years, TribalNet has fostered many long-lasting peer-to-peer relationships as well as profitable connections. TribalNet is one of four divisions of TribalHub, other divisions include, TribalFocus, TribalValue and TribalWise.

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