Welcome to the Kaw Nation

Meet our Women’s Health staff

Meet our Women’s Health staff

Tamara Holden, Project Director
Tamara is originally from the small town of Rose Hill, KS, on the outskirts of Wichita.

She is of Ponca and Kaw decent and is enrolled as a Kaw tribal member. She attended Haskell Indian Nations University, earning an Associate’s of Science in 2001. In 2004, she graduated from the University of Kansas’ School of Education with a Bachelors of Science in Education, Personal and Community Health. Tamara has also earned a Masters of Health Care Leadership in August of 2010 from Friends University.

In 2012 and 2011, Tamara also served on the Board of Trustees for the Mid America All-Indian Center in Wichita.

Mary Tinsley, Nurse Practitioner
Mary is a Family Nurse Practitioner and has worked for the Kaw Nation Women’s Health Program since February 2002.

Lisa Allton, Data Manager
Lisa started with the Kanza Health Clinic as a Medical Receptionist in March 1999. Lisa has been the IHS-RPMS Site Manager and IT Support for the Kanza Health Clinic and Data Manager for the Kaw Nation Women’s Health Program. Lisa is a Kaw tribal member.

LaDonna Haven, Women’s Health Administrative Assistant

LaDonna resides in Braman with her husband, Jeff, and has four children (Danielle, Brandon, Carl and Caleb). She is a member of the Braman Volunteer Fire Department. She is an Emergency First Responder. LaDonna holds an Associates of Science degree from Northern Oklahoma College. She is originally from Arizona and is a member of the Navajo Tribe.

“I believe it was fate that landed me here with the Kaw Nation to work side by side with such extraordinary people and a compassionate program such as the Kaw Women’s Health,” LaDonna says.


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