Tribal Diagnostics 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.
+ 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.
+ Bailey Walker, Director of Tribal Relations
Bailey Walker is an enrolled member of Chickasaw Nation and brings a background of 20 years working in Indian Country. Mr. Walker previously served as the Preferred Vendor Program Coordinator for the Chickasaw Nation where he advocated on behalf of vendors aspiring to do business with the Chickasaw Nation and other tribal nations across Indian Country.
Mr. Walker is the current President of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma where he was instrumental in creating several chapters across the state and helped build the Leadership Native Oklahoma program to assist future leaders in tribal governments and sovereignty. Mr. Walker has a degree in Entrepreneurship from East Central University and is an accredited and certified Master Business Consultant.
Mr. Walker was recognized as the 2017 “Advocate of the Year” by the U.S. Department of Commerce – Minority Enterprise Development division.
+ J.D. Colbert, Tribal Advisor
JD Colbert, Muskogee-Creek and Chickasaw, is a Tribal Advisor 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.
+ April Hale, PR/Communications Contractor
April Hale, a citizen of the Navajo Nation from Iyanbito, New Mexico. is the Owner/President of A. Hale PR, Inc., a Navajo woman-owned public relations company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ms. Hale returned to New Mexico from Washington, DC where she worked for 11 years with national tribal non-profit organizations. Most recently, Ms. Hale served as the Communication Specialist for the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation where she oversaw all external communications, managed media and promoted Native youth campaigns targeting healthy weight, increased water intake, decreased sugary drink consumption and physical activity.
While in Washington, DC, Ms. Hale was a Public Affairs Specialist with the Indian Health Service (IHS) where she served as the lead speech writer for the director and covered tribal health reform and quality improvement issues. Prior to working with IHS, Ms. Hale served as the is the Tribal Health Care Reform Outreach and Education Communications Coordinator at the National Indian Health Board (NIHB), where she worked on the National Indian Health Outreach and Education initiative.
Before joining the NIHB team, Ms. Hale did communications and legislative work for the National American Indian Housing Council and the National Congress of American Indians. Ms. Hale has a certificate in Communications and Advocacy from Capitol,Net, a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of New Mexico and is a 2002 graduate of the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute’s American Indian Journalism Institute at the University of South Dakota.