Jim Roberts serves as the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s interim Vice President, Intergovernmental Affairs. He oversees the interactions of the Consortium with federal and state governments and agencies in addressing all issues affecting Alaska Native people.
Jim Roberts is an enrolled citizen of the Hopi Tribe from of Shungopavi, Arizona. He brings over 35 years of experience working in Tribal health and governmental affairs to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. He has worked for ANTHC since January 2016, serving as a Senior Executive Liaison in Intergovernmental Affairs.
He served as a technical advisor on the reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, assisted in developing Tribal provisions included in the Affordable Care Act, and helped construct other important Indian health legislation. Prior to coming to ANTHC, Jim worked for the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, where he provided technical expertise to Tribal leaders on health policy, governance, and legislative issues. He also worked on policy and legislative issues while at the National Indian Health Board from 1997-2003 and previously worked in Bureau of Indian Affairs programs.
Jim enjoys spending time with his family which includes his wife Kay of 30 years, three children, and four grandchildren. He enjoys salmon fishing, playing and watching sports, and is a silversmith in his spare time.