Tribal Diagnostic's Executive Team
Our team is comprised of highly successful leaders who bring an exceptional blend of operations, tribal, and scientific expertise to the company. We are passionate about improving health outcomes, running a successful business and giving back to the community.
+ Cory Littlepage, CEO
Cory Littlepage, enrolled member of Chickasaw Nation, founded Tribal Diagnostics in October 2015. As the CEO, he is responsible for strategic growth and operations of the company. He has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare field.
Beginning his healthcare career at Pfizer, Mr. Littlepage quickly rose through the ranks of multiple departments. Prior to starting Tribal Diagnostics, he worked for a private equity portfolio company, Expert Global Solutions, performing merger integration work. Due to his performance, he was promoted to lead EGS' largest healthcare account, effectively coordinating the efforts of 2,400 EGS colleagues across 10 international locations.
Mr. Littlepage holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas, an MBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University.
+ Dr. Howard Martin III, Laboratory Director
Dr. Howard Martin III, enrolled member of Choctaw Nation, is the Laboratory Directory for Tribal Diagnostics. As an industry veteran and Board Certified in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Martin is responsible for protecting the integrity of test results by overseeing lab operations, compliance, and quality controls programs.
Dr. Martin graduated from Trinity University with a bachelor's degree in Biology and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
+ J.D. Colbert, Chief Strategy Officer
JD Colbert, Muskogee-Creek and Chickasaw, is the Chief Tribal Officer for Tribal Diagnostics. He has been on close to 200 Tribal lands and his passion for Indian Country helps the mission of Tribal Diagnostics to Tribal communities.
During his 30+ year career, Mr. Colbert has served as president/CEO of three different banks, board member of five banks, Founding Executive Director of the North American Native Bankers Association (an association of Native-owned banks in the US and Canada), and has assisted over a dozen Indian tribes in acquiring or starting commercial banks.
Mr. Colbert has managed over $22 billion under the US Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program (A.K.A. the Bank Bailout Bill) and was a board member of a $13 billion pension fund and formerly served as Deputy Assistant Secretary - Bureau of Indian Affairs for Economic Development where his duties included overseeing the $3 billion Indian Trust Funds and BIA Loan Guaranty Fund.
Mr. Colbert holds an undergraduate degree in business management from the University of Oklahoma as well as master's degrees from both Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University.
+ DAWN COLEY, DIRECTOR OF TRIBAL RELATIONS
Ms. Coley, a citizen of the Penobscot Nation of Maine, brings to Tribal Diagnostics a background in health care administration and over 30 years of impressive experience working in Indian Country. Ms. Coley’s extensive work with tribes include Vice President of Employee Services for Pequot Pharmaceutical Network where she helped create the infrastructure of two occupational health clinics for screening and preventative treatment services for 13,000 employees of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe.
Ms. Coley served as the Director of Tribal Health Care Reform for the National Indian Health Board in Washington, DC. Ms. Coley led the national coordination for the U.S. Department Health and Human Services’ National Indian Health Outreach and Education intitiave focusing on educating tribes and tribal members about health coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Ms. Coley is certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to enroll individuals into the federal facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace.
As a Lisensed Agent in life, health, accident, long-term care and Medicare supplement coverage plans, Ms. Coley was a manager at American General Life and Accident Company where she was responsible for $1.6 million in insurance premium dollars.
Ms. Coley attended Dartmouth College and graduated from the Sawyer School of Business in New Haven, Conn.