Tasha PeltierTasha Peltier, MPH, CPH, Quality Improvement Specialist/Community Engagement Advocate, Great Plains QIN, has been selected to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Leaders program. Designed for people from all fields—from technology and business to architecture and urban planning—Culture of Health Leaders fosters cross-sector collaboration and supports leaders in their continued growth and development as agents of change for equity and health. Together, they learn new ways of thinking and leading, expanding their perspectives and accelerating their impact.

As a member of the program’s newest cohort, Tasha will be exposed to a network of individuals working to improve health in marginalized communities across the nation. She will share her knowledge and experience as a community engagement advocate working to address health disparities, improve access to patient, family, and culturally centered care, and promote partnership and collaboration in Tribal communities.

As a member of the Standing Rock Nation, she will also have the opportunity to share her unique perspective and ideas on how to improve overall health in her community by creating a Culture of Health.

“I am extremely grateful to be part of an organization that encourages professional growth and learning among staff. We know that the landscape of health and methods of improving health is ever changing, and I am confident that being exposed to passionate and innovative leaders from various backgrounds will strengthen my ability to create real change! Being a part of the Culture of Health Leaders program will allow me to grow as a leader and hopefully impact those around me in a positive way.” ~ Tasha Peltier, MPH, CPH

Tasha has been a member of the Great Plains QIN/Quality Health Associates of North Dakota staff since 2015. She and her husband, Chris, live in Mobridge, SD, with their 3 children.

To learn more about Culture of Health Leaders and RWJF’s other leadership programs and to meet other participants, visit https://cultureofhealth-leaders.org.