Health Promotion Team

Tenillya Cody

Program Manager

The Program Manager oversees the Health Promotion Department, which receives funding from Indian Health Services, The University of Arizona, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tenillya is from a small community on the Navajo Nation, just south of Page, Arizona, called Coppermine, Arizona. She has lived in Flagstaff since 2006 with her husband, and has two kids. She enjoys spending time with her family, and running the Flagstaff trail system.

Tenillya Cody received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health, with an emphasis in Health Systems Theory and Practice, from the University of Arizona, in May 2021. She has been with the organization for 11 years, starting out as a program assistant in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program, then transitioning to the Program Coordinator for the Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention Program.

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Program Evaluator

Jayme Tallsalt

Health Educator

As the Colorectal Health Educator, Jayme meets with patients to assess their colon health needs and help them make better colon health choices, such as lifestyle changes that can improve their health. Jayme advises on different treatment options that are available for colorectal health (FIT kits, colonoscopies, etc.), outlines what the treatment process would look like, and serves as an ongoing resource for patients.

Jayme is from Tuba City, Arizona, and graduated from Greyhills Academy High School. She is an alumnus of Dine College and Coconino Community College. Jayme received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Northern Arizona University in August 2021. She has lived in Flagstaff, Arizona, since 2017, with her two corgi dogs, Sam and Tex. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, competing in rodeos, and going fishing.

Before joining NACA, Jayme worked at Flagstaff Medical Center for 3 years as a Licensed Nursing Assistant in the orthopedic/spine surgery unit, pediatrics/ PICU unit, and medical/surgical telemetry unit.

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Health Educator

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Health Educator

Kimberly Harvey

Health Coach

As a Health Coach, Kimberly provides direct holistic and comprehensive case management services to all patients living with diabetes, including individual patient assessments, patient self-select goals, individual care plans, patient progress monitoring, and reinforcing diabetes self-management care education. She provides support and knowledge to the diverse needs of unique communities in reaching personal health goals.

Kimberly is from Black Mesa, Arizona, which is near Kayenta, Arizona. She is a mother of two boys; she supports her son’s sports, and enjoys cattle ranching and watching movies at home with a bowl of popcorn. She received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Northern Arizona University.

Morgan Farley

Health Coach

As a Health Coach, Morgan provides direct holistic and comprehensive case management services to all patients living with diabetes, including individual patient assessments, helping patients select health goals, creating individual care plans, patient progress monitoring, and reinforcing diabetes self-management care education.

Morgan is Diné (Navajo) and is from Kirtland, New Mexico. She has spent six years in the public health field providing health education and prevention, as well as being involved in various community-based participatory research projects in collaboration with Native communities.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Arizona in 2019, and hopes to continue her education in the future to become a Registered Nurse. In her free time Morgan enjoys hiking, reading, spending time with family and friends, and doing beadwork.

Selena Holgate

Community Health Representative (CHR)

Funded by the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country grant from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Community Health Representative is responsible for providing community health care services that support patients living with chronic disease(s), and connecting patients to the right initiatives and resources. They are the liaison between patients in the community, NACA providers, and the Health Promotion staff.

Selena is a member of Diné (the Navajo Tribe). Born in Farmington, New Mexico, she was raised by her Grandmother in Chinle, Arizona, Red Valley, Arizona, and Rough Rock, Arizona. She currently resides in Flagstaff, Arizona with her family. Selena enjoys spending time with her family, riding horses, roping, traveling, reading, being culturally active, and staying physically active with her family.

Selena received her Certified Dietary Manager/Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM/CFPP) from Central Arizona College, and has completed the IHS-CHR basic training.

Elyse Monroe

Community Health Representative (CHR)

Funded by the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country grant from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Community Health Representative is responsible for providing community health care services that support patients living with chronic disease(s), and connecting patients to the right initiatives and resources. They are the liaison between patients in the community, NACA providers, and the Health Promotion staff.

Elyse is Hopi, Cherokee, and Navajo, from Munqapi, Arizona, and currently residing in Tolani Lake, Arizona, with her family. She is a Certified Community Health Worker through the Central Arizona College Community Health Worker Program in Coolidge, Arizona, and has worked in the Community Health Representative field for 5 years. She loves to help people and see them healthy and strong.

Sheila Walsh

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

The NACA Health Promotions department has a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist onsite, which is funded under the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country grant, and the Indian Health Services programs. The Dietitian offers Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for people living with diabetes, high blood pressure, and many other conditions that respond well to nutrition therapy. In addition to individual sessions, we offer a Honoring the Gift of Heart Health class for patients living with high blood pressure.

Sheila enjoys being a dietitian and meeting with patients to achieve their nutrition goals to live better and healthier lives. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, with a minor in Management and Organization, and her Master’s in Public Nutrition, from the University of California Berkeley. Sheila has been living in Flagstaff a long time, enjoys riding and training her horses, and loves teaching her grandchildren how to ride, among other activities.

Jordan Mockta

Fitness Specialist

NACA Fitness Specialists serve as a community resource for physical activity, wellness, and lifestyle changes. Our services are based out of the Wellness Center and are accessible to all.

Jordan assists in the Health Promotion programs by establishing a fitness baseline with participants, and building up towards their personal fitness goals, by utilizing science proven programs such as, CDC’s DTTAC, and ACSM’s Guidelines for an improved Quality of Life. He received his Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Northern Arizona University, majoring in Fitness & Wellness, with a minor in Biology. 

Madison Dreifuss

Fitness Specialist

NACA Fitness Specialists serve as a community resource for physical activity, wellness, and lifestyle changes. Our services are based out of the Wellness Center and are accessible to all.

Madison is from Arizona, where she was raised by her parents alongside 3 siblings. She beat the heat and ventured off to Northern Arizona in 2014 for school, and has called it home since.

A Northern Arizona University alumni, Madison received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, specializing in Fitness and Wellness. She is also accredited through the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Physiologist. She has had the opportunity to teach a variety of programs, with individuals throughout all stages of life. Her work continues alongside NACA patients with metabolic disorders, hypertension, and obesity.