Kerri Lopez (Tolowa)
Director, Northwest Tribal Cancer Control Project
Director, Western Tribal Diabetes Program
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB)
Kerri Lopez, BA, (TolowaDee’ni Nation) joined The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) Tribal EpiCenter in October 2002 as the Director of the Western Tribal Diabetes Project. Kerri is also the director for the Northwest Tribal Comprehensive Cancer and BOLD projects. Her new role as the BOLD grant director will work to expand NW tribe’s knowledge, resource and capacity related to ADRD. The WTDP provides computer trainings to tribal programs on the Diabetes Management System and additional on-site/virtual technical assistance to SDPI programs/tribes. In addition, WTDP partners with Nike to provide a national interactive training in: fitness activities and curriculum, motivational interviewing, data resources, tools and templates for diabetes programs to implement. Ms. Lopez has 20 years’ experience of program management for diabetes, tobacco, and cancer prevention. Kerri has provided training and technical assistance in Diabetes, Tobacco Education and Cessation, Breast and Cervical Cancer, Cultural Competency, as well as the history of Indian Health.