About us

Utah Navajo Health System

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Our History

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., started in 2000 as a single service corporation providing medical and dental care needs for rural communities in southeastern Utah. In September 1999, the Navajo Utah Commission recommended that the local community manage the health care services in the area.

Supporting Resolutions were received from the Navajo Utah Commission, the Navajo Division of Health, the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, Utah Navajo Trust Fund, Dineh Committee, Navajo Nation Council Delegates, the San Juan County Commission, and the Navajo Nation President and Vice-President's office. Resolutions were also received by all three local Navajo Chapters; Aneth, Oljato, and Navajo Mountain.

UNHS is a 501(c)(3) private not-for-profit corporation registered in the state of Utah that functions under the direction of a 100 percent Navajo Board of Directors. Given the rural location and the medically underserved population we serve, UNHS is proud to be a federally designated 330(e) Community Health Center system.

Financial viability and operating efficiency are achieved by our state-of-the art electronic medical records system, our dedicated billing staff, providers, and supporting staff. Our duty of fiscal responsibility to the community obligates us to aggressively pursue all private and governmental grant funding. A full 25% of our funding comes from grants. By procuring funds that would otherwise go elsewhere, we are able to expand services while supporting the local economy and creating jobs. We receive no county or state tax funding.

Though we are not part of the IHS (Indian Health Services), we maintain a working relationship with the IHS via a contract created under P.L. 93-638, Title V. Utah Navajo Health System has also received the support of The Utah Navajo Trust Fund (UNTF). The trust fund was created under Utah Code, Title 63, Chapter 88 to account for various revenues received by the State, which represents a portion of the oil royalties from the Aneth Extension of the Navajo Indian Reservation. Both entities have helped make quality health care a reality for the residents of the northern strip of the Navajo Nation and southeastern Utah.


We provide primary health care to men, women, and children, regardless
of citizenship status, nationality or ability to pay.

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    Primary Care

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    Dental Care

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    Behavioral Health

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    Physical Therapy

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    Walk-In Care

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    Veterans Care

Utah Navajo Health System Inc.

collaborates with the following organizations to offer you the care you need.


The University of Utah

Specialty Services including Cardiology and various telehealth programs

Ambulance Services

UNHS Emergency Medical Services and Navajo Nation EMS

San Juan Counseling

Counseling services for families and individuals


Utah Medicare
Non-Emergency Transport

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Early childhood development, healthy weight & iron levels, and nutrition.

VNA Home Health

Provides home-care services

Blue Mountain and
Shiprock Hospitals

Provide a wide array of services

Utah Medicare
Non-Emergency Transport

Board Members

Our board of directors is composed entirely of community members with organizational, financial, business, health, and governmental relations backgrounds. Our bylaws require the board’s composition to be represented by all geographic areas within the service area of UNHS.


Wilfred Jones

Red Mesa Chapter


Melinda Farley

Teec Nos Pos Chapter


Cassandra Beletso

Mexican Water Chapter


Gloria Begaye

Blue Mountain Dine, Blanding


Darrell Williams

Aneth Chapter


Lorissa Jackson

Oljato Chapter

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Edward Tapaha

Red Mesa Chapter



Michael Jensen

Chief Executive Officer


Byron Clarke

Chief Operating Officer


Andrew Evans

Chief Financial Officer


Herb Clah Jr

Human Resource Director

Medical Providers


L. Val Jones



Wendell Key



William Cuskelly

MD – Physician


Manish Pandya

MD - Nephrology


Ronald Kirk

OD Optometry


L. Adam Black

Doctor of Chiropractic Medical


Dar Quealy

 PA-C Provider


Casey McCullough

MD – Medical Provider


Sterling Black



Russell Pincock



Josh Nielson


Revina Talker

MV Provider Nurse Manager, PA-C


Megan Black



Joseph Walker

PA-C – Physician Assistant Provider


Alan Wygant

NP-C - Provider


Jesse Moses

PA-C Provider


Kori Keylon

PA-C Provider



Brian Olsen

DDS – Dental Director


Lisa Macdonald

Dental Operations Manager


Paul Macdonald

 DDS – Dentist BFD


Nate Einerson

DMD – Dentist BFD


Chris Jolley

DDS – Dentist BFD


Vance Telford

DDS – Dentist MCC


Christy Kopasz

DDS – Dentist MCC


Hal Bawden

Dentist MCC


Brian Goodwine

DDS – Dental



Chad Moses

PharmD – Pharmacy Director


Andy Bayless

PharmD – Assistant Director of Pharmacy


Ryan Palmer

Pharm D


Tyler Gilson

PharmD Pharmacy

Human Resources


Herb Clah Jr

Human Resource Director


Katera Martinez

Senior HR Generalist


Vivian Todacheene

Human Resource

Clinical Directors


Yikanee Sampson

RN, MSN, CDE - Nursing Director


Nicholas Fox

Clinical Nursing Director

Revina Talker

MV Provider Nurse Manager, PA-C

Behavioral health


Jerilyn Price

MSW – Behavioral Health Therapist


Deborah Woody

 MPC, ACMHC - Behavioral Health Therapist


Jessica Hayes



Roselyn Maryboy



Calandra Hollie

Staff Support / NRAEMT

Supporting Staff


Sylvia Buck

RN – Compliance Officer


Sylvia Buck

RN – Compliance Officer


Luci Begay

Coordinator RESEP

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