Listening Sessions for Native Communities in Region 10

These four 90-minute listening sessions are for Native Communities of Region 10. Hosted by the Northwest MHTTC and the National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC.


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The Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center humbly seeks to develop a deeper understanding and connection with the numerous Native communities, leaders and governments in our Region.


We are collaborating with the National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC in holding listening sessions for each of the 4 States in Region 10, including partnering with Native consultants who have offered to host these events.


Through these listening sessions, we hope to: 

  • Establish and/or deepen connections with Native communities, governments, agencies and leaders in our Region.
  • Understand Native-identified topics and priorities for mental health workforce training and technical assistance (TA).
  • Generate collaborations in Aug ‘22-Sept ‘23, honoring the strengths & priorities determined by Native communities.


Please also feel free to pass this on to anyone who may be interested in participating. We know you are extremely busy, and if you cannot attend nor send a representative, we’d still much appreciate hearing from you and finding ways to collaborate. Please email [email protected] and someone from our team will get back to you.


Thank you and we look forward to connecting with you.



ALASKA:  Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 10 - 11:30am AT / 11am - 12:30pm PT


Raymond Daw headshot. Mr. Daw is a member of the Navajo Nation.
Raymond Daw, MA, Navajo Nation

Mr. Daw is a member of the Navajo Nation and is bilingual in Navajo and English. He is a trainer and web designer for the Takini Institute on the historical trauma intervention model, and he formerly worked as the Administrator of Behavioral Health at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Healthcare Corporation in Bethel, Alaska. During his tenure as Executive Director of Na’nizhoozhi Center, Inc. (NCI), he participated in research with the NIDA Clinical Trials Network through the University of New Mexico. NCI was recognized as a model and innovative program for AI/AN substance abuse treatment.

IDAHO:  Thursday, June 30, 2022, 12 - 1:30pm PT / 1 - 2:30pm MT


Jason Butler
Jason Butler, MS, Certified Peer Recovery Coach

Jason Butler is an enrolled member of the Ute Tribe of Fort Duchesne, Utah and is also part Mojave and Cherokee. He graduated from Idaho State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and earned his Master of Science in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University in 2019. Jason is also a Certified Peer Recovery Coach through the Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Counselor Certification. He is employed by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Tribal Health and Human Services Department in Fort Hall, Idaho, where he spent three years serving as the Recovery Service Coordinator for the Four Directions Treatment Center and recently accepted the position of Community Health Representative Manager. He strives to incorporate Native culture, traditions, morals, and values into the healthcare services provided to Native communities. Today he says, "I am loving life and am extremely thankful to have found a career path I love."

OREGON:  Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 1 - 2:30pm PT / 2 - 3:30pm MT


Dr. Kathyleen Tomlin

Kathyleen Tomlin, PhD, LPC, LMHC, CADC III

Since 1974, Dr. Tomlin has been in the addictions and mental health treatment and prevention field as a counselor, administrator, educator, and consultant. Now semi-retired, Dr. Tomlin is committed to sharing her experiences and knowledge within Native American/Alaska (NA/AI) communities. Her career has focused on the development of supervision and training practices to support the professional development of evidenced based practices. One of those best practices is the teaching, and supervision of Motivational Interviewing. She is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, where her mother was raised. On her father’s side, she is Irish American from county Mayo in Ireland. Her family has many roots in the Pacific Northwest, with relatives from the southern Willamette Valley to Seattle.


WASHINGTON: Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 10-11:30am PT


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Kevin Simmons

Kevin Simmons in an enrolled member with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and a decedent of the Muckleshoot tribe. Kevin currently works in child welfare and is an advocate for programs, services, and communities that strengthen tribal families in a number of areas. He is also a PhD student at the University of Oregon with research interests in culturally based pedagogy, adaptations of evidence-based practices, and increasing Western-based outcomes for American Indian/Alaskan Native people, families, and communities. As a father of 5 children, Kevin believes his greatest achievements are centered on family (tilixam) life.



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