Ashley Tuomi, DHSc, MHPA
Chief Executive Officer
American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeastern Michigan

Ashley Tuomi is Chief Executive Officer of the American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeastern Michigan. She is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon and was involved with her tribe through royalty for several years. Her experience became the stepping stone to her career of serving the health needs of the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population.

Dr. Tuomi graduated from Portland State University with a BS in sociology while working as a certified nursing assistant at a nursing home. She earned an MHPA from Washington State University. As an intern at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she worked with AI/AN grantees. She used this experience to complete her thesis on secondary prevention of diabetes complications in AI/AN members from the Eastern Band of Cherokee and tribes in Oklahoma.

Dr. Tuomi began her career as the Associate Director of Health Services at United American Indian Involvement in Los Angeles. Her roles included providing national Resource and Patient Management System training for urban Indian clinics, quality improvement, policy revisions, grant writing, and program development. She also served as Executive Director of a tribal consortium clinic.

Dr. Tuomi graduated from A.T. Still University with a doctorate in health sciences. Her manuscript was titled, Dental Anxiety in American Indians and Alaska Natives. She is dedicated to improving the health of AI/AN populations and has a passion for serving urban Indian communities. She serves as chair of the Regional Health Equity Council (Region V) and president of the National Council of Urban Indian Health.