Celena Donahue

Board Member

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  • Health Systems Manager
  • Primary Care Systems
  • American Cancer Society

I am Pueblo Indian, and my family is Hupa, Yurok, and Karuk.  I was raised on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation in rural northeastern Humboldt County. I graduated from California State University of Sacramento in 2008. I am a Sr. Quality Specialist for Centene/HealthNet with a focus on cancer screenings and immunization. I also worked 17 years in Clinical Pathology and I have been working in Public Health for over a decade where I have successfully collaborated with numerous tribes, Indian Health Services (IHS), community clinics, and different stakeholders in the healthcare community over the past several years. I have a vested interest in tribal communities and minimizing the healthcare disparities in these communities.  I have also served as the internal subject matter expert on Tribal Public Health Issues, worked on cultural appropriate materials, trainings, and guides. I have strong ties through plethora of tribal communities where I have served as a community member and healthcare professional. I currently volunteer and sit on several tribal coalitions, boards, and committees.