Tribal Diagnostics, a Native American-owned premiere high complexity diagnostics laboratory, is pleased to announce the new addition to the company’s Tribal Relations team. Bailey Walker, an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation, will support Tribal Diagnostics’ existing tribal outreach efforts and focus on cultivating new partnerships with tribes and other tribal entities within the Oklahoma City, Albuquerque and Navajo regions.
“As Tribal Diagnostics’ grows, so does our team, and we are excited to bring Bailey on board with his extensive experience with tribal businesses and advocacy on behalf of tribal entrepreneurs. Bailey’s work will be a great asset to our company’s continued success,” said Tribal Diagnostics CEO Cory Littlepage. “Bailey is joining a great team with Tribal Relations Director Dawn Coley (Penobscot), who has been instrumental in developing our tribal strategy and partnering with tribes and urban facilities to help improve health outcomes in Indian Country. In addition to Dawn’s current focus to the Oklahoma City, USET, Bemidji regions, and urban Indian facilities, she will now play a major role in our government contracting strategy.”
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.
“I am appreciative of the opportunity to work for a progressive company that supports Native-owned businesses and joining a team that respects tribal sovereignty and self-determination,” said Walker. “I look forward to sharing my own unique personal and professional knowledge of minority business to help build Tribal Diagnostics’ client list and service reach.”
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.