TribalNet 2021 Advisory Boards Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                 

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

Introducing the TribalNet 2021 Advisory Board Members

March 19, 2021 – For over 20 years TribalNet has been, and continues to be, THE industry platform to connect tribal technology 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 is being held, in-person as long as it is safe to do so, November 8-11, 2021 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas.

Each year, TribalNet’s Advisory Boards are the backbone for developing the content for the Annual TribalNet Conference. Shannon Bouschor, Director of Operations for TribalHub, the parent company of TribalNet, comments, “We are so pleased this year to be welcoming back twenty-seven returning board members and adding eight new faces to TribalNet’s 2021 Advisory Boards. These thought leaders will be working all year on new ideas and curating valuable agenda topics that are sure to be top of mind for our audience. We are fortunate to have so many amazing industry representatives contributing to the success of the TribalNet conference each year. Looking forward to the year ahead!”  

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 Technology, Quinault Beach Resort and Casino

Amy Gates, Director of IT, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan

Herb Kraft, MIS Manager, Prairie Knights Casino & Resort

Eric Olander, VP of IT, Grand Casinos

John Ormond, Chief Information Technology Officer, Chumash Casino & 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

Jeff Carroll, Information Technology Manager, Cherokee Nation- Information Technology Department

Raul G. Mavis, IT Director, Pascua Yaqui Tribe

John Miller, IT Director of Government Services, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Charles Scharnagle, CIO, The Mohegan Tribe

Jon Sutherland, Director of Technology, Quinault Indian Nation

Aaron Wheeler, IT Director, Suquamish Tribe

Jimmy Williams, CIO/Executive Officer IT, Choctaw Nation 

The Health IT Board Members include: 

Brian Johnston, U.S. Public Health Service, Director of Ancillary Services, Chickasaw Nation Department of Health

Hugh Lambert, Director, Department of IT, Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority, Eastern Band of Cherokee in NC

Lisa Lyon, Senior Clinical Informatics Coordinator, Cherokee Nation Health Services

Douglas W. McLemore, Management Analyst, Phoenix Indian Medical Center

Sharon Postoak, IT Database Administration Health Manager, Chickasaw Nation Medical Center

Toni Potts, Director of Health Applications, Cherokee Nation Health Services

Andrea Scott, IHS Deputy CIO/Deputy Director OIT, Headquarters Indian Health Service

Andrea Storm, Clinical Applications and Data Manager, Forest County Potawatomi Health and Wellness Center

Reese Weber, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, Indian Health Service, California Area Office

The Leadership and Executive Board Members include: 

Matthew Dodd, General Manager, Elk Valley and Founder,

Dan Garrow, Consultant, VPS and Board Member, Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort

Dawn McGrady, Director of Finance, Little River Casino Resort

Steve Neely, General Manager, Rolling Hills Casino

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  other tribal executives and technology leaders at the 22nd Annual Conference and Tradeshow, happening Nov 8-11, 2021 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas. The event offers a wide variety of learning sessions from several unique tracks, keynote presentations, top notch networking events and a two day tradeshow. Those interested in attending should visit tribalnetconference. com

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 over 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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