Health Promotion Team

Tenillya Cody

Program Manager

The Program Manager oversees the Health Promotion Department that 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, just 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, start out as a program assistant in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program then transitioned to the Program Coordinator for the Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention Program.

Kamia Yazzie

Program Evaluator

The program evaluator is funded by the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Kamia is from the Navajo Nation on a small reservation called Tuba City, Arizona, just north of Flagstaff. She enjoys hiking with her family and two dogs.

Kamia has a degree in Bachelor of Science in Public Health and is recently in her second year of her master’s degree in Public Health at Northern Arizona University. She has been with NACA for 3 years, starting her career with the Women Infant Child Program and now a program evaluator.

Jayme Tallsalt

Health Educator

As the colorectal health educator, Jayme meets with patients to assess their colon health need, teaches patients about colon health such as lifestyle changes that can improve their health. Explain different treatment options that are available to them (FIT kits, colonoscopies, etc.) Outlining what the treatment process would look like and serving 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 will be receiving her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Northern Arizona University in August 2021. She has lived in Flagstaff, AZ 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 as a licensed nursing assistant on the orthopedic/spine surgery unit, pediatrics/ PICU unit, and medical/surgical telemetry unit for 3 years.

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, AZ near Kayenta, AZ. She is a mother of two boys where she supports their sports, cattle ranching and watching movies at home with a bowl of popcorn. She has earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Northern Arizona University.

Vacant

Health Coach

Current seeking a Health Coach.

Selena Holgate

Community Health Representative (CHR)

Funded by the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the CHR 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 Dini (Navajo Tribe). Born in Farmington, NM, she was raised by her Grandmother in Chinle, Arizona, Red Valley, Arizona., and Rough Rock, Arizona. She currently resides in Flagstaff, AZ with her family. Selena enjoys spending time with her family, she enjoys riding horses, roping, traveling, reading, culturally active and staying physical 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 from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the CHR 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, AZ currently residing in Tolani Lake, AZ with her family. She is a Certified Community Health Worker through the Central Arizona College Community Health Worker Program in Coolidge, AZ, 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

NACA Health Promotion programs has a registered dietitian Nutritionist onsite and is funded under the Special Diabetes Programs for Indians and the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country programs. Sheila has been living in Flagstaff a long time and enjoys riding and training her horses and teaching her grandchildren how to ride, among other activities.

Sheila enjoys being a dietitian and meeting with patients to achieve their nutrition goals to live better and healthier lives. She has a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics with a minor in Management and Organization from the University of California Berkeley. She received her Master’s in Public Nutrition from the University of California Berkeley.

Jordan Mockta

Fitness Specialist

Jordan assists in the Health Promotion Program by establishing a fitness baseline with participants and builds up towards their personal fitness goals utilizing science proven programs such as CDC’s DTTAC and following ACSM’s Guidelines for an improved Quality of LIfe. He has received his Bachelors of Science degree in Health Sciences from NAU, Majoring in Fitness & Wellness and 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.

An NAU alumni, Madison received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences specifying 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.