Tressie White is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and a descendant of the Rocky Boy Chippewa Cree Tribe. Prior to assuming duties as Montana Healthcare Foundation’s Senior Program Officer for American Indian Health, she served as the Helena Indian Alliance Executive Director where she implemented a wide range of clinical and behavioral health services to the community. She has also served as the Helena Indian Alliance Assistant Executive Director and Clinical Manager, and the Wakina Sky Multicultural After School Program Director.
Tressie is passionate about the delivery of health care services to Montana’s American Indian population, and is dedicated to improving health outcomes and reducing disparities. She has extensive experience developing and managing the outreach strategy for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and HELP Act enrollment services; and she has collaborated closely with relevant providers and agencies within Indian Country to ensure quality health care programs and services are available to all American Indians.
A dedicated public servant, Tressie has served as a board member for the Indian Education Department of the Helena School District and the Wakina Sky Multicultural Education Center. She is currently working toward the completion of her B.S. in Healthcare Administration through the University of Montana-Billings. Tressie is the proud mother of three children.