Our Board of Directors

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Sandy Littlejohn

PRESIDENT

Sandy is Mdewakanton Dakota and grew up on Lower Sioux Reservation located near Morton, Minnesota. She has been in the nursing profession for 36 years. Sandy completed her bachelors in nursing (BSN) at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and her master of art (MA) in transcultural nursing at Augsburg College inMinneapolis, MN.

Sandy’s nursing career has spanned long-term care, clinic and hospital care settings as well as Human Resources. While at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin for the past 27 years, Sandy has taken on a variety of leadership roles across the health system, including 10 years as executive director of hospital operations. 

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Sadie E Anderson

Board Member

Sandy is Mdewakanton Dakota and grew up on Lower Sioux Reservation located near Morton, Minnesota. She has been in the nursing profession for 36 years. Sandy completed her bachelors in nursing (BSN) at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and her master of art (MA) in transcultural nursing at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN.

Sandy’s nursing career has spanned long-term care, clinic and hospital care settings as well as Human Resources. While at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin for the past 27 years, Sandy has taken on a variety of leadership roles across the health system, including 10 years as executive director of hospital operations. Her current role is executive consultant in Human Resources with a primary focus on Gundersen’s diversity and inclusion activities. Sandy notes that her current work brings together her clinical operational knowledge, leadership experience and transcultural nursing skills to guide workforce priorities, clinical improvement for diverse patients served and fosters relationships between her organization and the surrounding communities.

Sandy has been an active contributor for many academic, state and national nursing initiatives related to diversity and Native American nursing priorities. She is committed to fostering the next generation of nurses and healthcare leaders by mentoring students and colleagues as they discover their professional path in healthcare. She has served two terms as a board member of the National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association (NANAINA) and currently represents NANAINA as the Treasurer of the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses Association (NCEMNA). Sandy was honored to have co-authored with her dear friend, the late Dr. Roxanne Struthers, “The Essence of Native American Nursing” in 1999.

Sandy has been married to her husband Greg for 34 years; they have children and grandchildren that light up their life. Sandy is an avid golfer and enjoys beading caps and visors for her family and friends!S

Tasha Peterman

Tasha Peterman

Board Member

Tasha Peterman grew up in Wrangell, Alaska and is Kaach.ádi from Shax’héen Kwáan. Tasha graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with her Associate Degree in Nursing in 2010, and will graduate from Chamberlain University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in February 2018. She is board certified as a registered nurse and is currently working as a nurse case manager in Wasilla, Alaska. Tasha lives with her husband in Palmer, Alaska and enjoys packrafting, hiking, hunting, and camping.

 

Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin

Board Member

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Alicia Bednarchuk

Alicia Bednarchuk

Board Member

Member of the Lower Sioux (Cansayapi) Indian Community in Morton, MN. Graduate of St. Catherine University BSN program 2017. I am a new grad working for Indian Health Service in Browning, MT on a Medical/Surgical unit. I aspire to become a pediatric nurse and potential Nurse Practitioner in the future.

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