Staff

Dr. Crystal Lee (Dine´)

Co-CEO and Co-Founder

Dr. Lee (Dine’) was born/raised on the Navajo Nation. Her tribal clans are Tachii’nii (Red Running into the Water), Tabaaha (Water’s Edge), Tsenjikini (Cliff Dwellers), and Kin I ichii’nii (Red House). She completed her undergraduate degree(s) at Arizona St. University;  MPH and PhD in Public Health degree(s) at University of Las Vegas-Nevada; MLS in Indigenous Peoples Law at University of Oklahoma, College of Law; Predoctoral Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health; and her Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of California-Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine. Currently, she is faculty,  Assistant Professor, at University of New Mexico, College of Population Health and an Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training Fellow at University of Washington, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute. She conducts infectious disease biomedical prevention research with a focus on Native American health and examines Indigenous health policies at a tribal, state-tribal coordination, national, and international level.  She is Founder/CEO of United Natives, a non-profit organization that serves Indian Country on multiple initiatives. She serves as Vice Chair for the Clark County NV, Democratic Party Native Caucus, Advisor for the Nevada Office of Minority Health and Equity; and on the United Nations (UN) North American Indigenous Caucus, UN Indigenous Women’s Caucus, and UN Gender Equality Task Force. She also serves as a Board of Director of the Las Vegas Indian Center. She served as a Tribal Health Advisor to the Obama Administration and was honored by President Bill Clinton for her work with Indigenous communities at the Clinton Global Initiative. Dr. Lee also serves as a Board of Director of the Las Vegas Indian Center and Board of Director for L’Oreal USA.

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Dr. Will Richardson

Co-CEO and Co-Founder

Dr. Richardson was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He received his AA from Mesa Community College where he served as President of the Black Student Union for two terms. He later received his Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Minor in Business from Arizona State University, Masters degree in Human Relations from Northern Arizona University (NAU), and his PhD in Educational Leadership from NAU. He is the Program Director of multiple mental/behavioral health facilities. He sits on the board for various mental/behavioral health facilities in Arizona while advocating for Native Americans to access quality mental health services. He is also a member of the Chandler Men of Action and is involved in several community service projects. 

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Dr. Ebony Granados (Sicangu Lakota)

Licensed Therapist

Ebony Granados is an enrolled member of the Sicangu (Rosebud) Lakota Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Ebony served in the United States Army for 8 years and received a Honorable Discharge as a Staff Sergeant stationed at Fort Bragg, NC of the 1st of the 159th Aviation Brigade. Ebony is an experienced Medical Social Worker in Long Term Care, Hospice, Home Health and Behavioral Health for over 15 years. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s in Social Work. A year after graduation she became a Regional Director of Social Services in the Long Term Care discipline. Ebony obtained her Master’s in Social Work with honors of Summa Cum Laude and began her journey in the Medical Social Work field shortly after. She has recently graduated Summa Cum Laude with her PhD in Public Administration with the goal to aid the Native American/Indigenous population. She is working on her second PhD in Public Health through Boston University and hopes to graduate in a year. She has recently become a Licensed Social Worker/Psychotherapist and currently provides services for Individual, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Substance Abuse. Ebony believes in incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), expressive arts, structural and solution focused in therapy practice. She believes in cultivating the Being of a person from not only the medicinal side but the inner Spirit. “Without having the Triangle of Self balance of the Mind, Body and Spirit, one is not truly aligned one’s self.” Ebony is a Jingle Dress Dancer and has been dancing since she was 2 years old in various styles. She believes in her traditional ways and empowering the people.

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Dr. Natalie O'Neal ( Ft Peak Assiniboine/ Sioux)

Natalie O’Neal is a member of the Ft. Peck Assiniboine & Sioux tribes of Montana. She played college basketball and completed her Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology and went on to obtain a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2006. She has been an active part of the American Indian community as an advocate for health and wellness. She currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. Natalie is the Program Director of the Pima Medical Institute Physical Therapy Assistant Program. She is a board certified Geriatric Specialist and had dedicated her career to promoting health and wellness with minority and underserved clients. Natalie is a national speaker & researcher for disease prevention and health promotion with Native Americans. She has two children with her husband and college sweetheart, Charles O’Neal. She has participated in powwow dancing her entire life and also coaches youth sports of basketball and volleyball.

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