Misty Condiff – President
Dr. Misty Wilkie-Condiff is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota. She grew up on multiple reservations in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. As a minority nurse, she is interested in mentoring minority students seeking a career in health care.
For the last decade she has been a college instructor. She has taught in ADN, BSN, and MSN programs. She currently is an Assistant Professor at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota. Prior to teaching, Dr. Wilkie-Condiff was a Maternal-Child Health coordinator, a medical-surgical and emergency room nurse, and a graduate research assistant.
In addition to her passion for mentoring minority students, Dr. Wilkie-Condiff has devoted her research to learning more about the organ donation and transplantation process in American Indians. Her current research project will be to understand the quality of life after organ donation or transplantation surgery for members of two Ojibwe tribes.
Dr. Wilkie-Condiff earned her Associate in Science degree in Nursing in 1997 (Hibbing Community College), a BSN in 2001 (Bemidji State University), a MSN in 2003 (University of North Dakota) and a PhD in 2009 (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities). She currently serves on the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT) Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the American Indian Work Group for AMAT, and the President Elect of National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association.
She is married to Rich and is blessed with 3 children: Zachary, Quinn and Avaya.
President Elect (Currently Vacant)
Jewel Bishop, RN, PhD - Past President
Jewel Bishop is an assistant professor at the University of North Dakota College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines where she has taught Adult Nursing Care II, Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Theoretical Development in Nursing, and Vulnerable Populations. Her research interests increasing physical activity for health in adults and equity issues in nursing education. Jewel is committed to mentoring the next generation of Alaska Native and American Indian nurses and community issues. She was born in Sacaton, Arizona and is a member of the Akimel O’odham nation.
Pelagie (Mike) Snesrud, RN – Treasurer
Pelagie “Mike” Snesrud is a retired CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service. Mike is a Registered Nurse, BSN and Certified Public Health Nurse with 35 years nursing experience, primarily in public health administration with over 29 years of experience working with Indian Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, and tribal health programs. She has a distinguished record of effective leadership working with Tribal Communities and Tribal Governments, local, state, regional, and national public health programs and agencies. Mike has demonstrated her capabilities and strengths through various leadership positions she has held including her last duty assignment as Senior Tribal Liaison, CDC’s Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support and her long term previous assignment as Director of Public Health Nursing for the Fond du Lac Reservation Human Services Division.
Mike’s tribal affiliation is Dakota from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Tribe. Additional past experiences and skills include those related with fiscal management, strategic planning, program design and implementation, strong oral and written communication, and management and operational practices that assure effective collaboration.
Currently Mike is enjoying retirement and aggressively building a new career as a fulltime Grandma to eleven beautiful and active grandchildren as well as having time to do lots of hiking, biking, and frequent traveling.
Diane Mashburn, PhD, RN-BC, CNE – Secretary
I am currently Chair of the RN-BSN program at Northeastern State University and have taught nursing for 25 years. My interest in nursing began as a candy striper at age 14. I received my A.A. from Bacone College in 1987, B.S.N. fromNortheastern in 1990, Masters from The University of Oklahoma in 1994, and Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Minnesota in 2012. I am Cherokee, and each of the nursing programs attended emphasized Native American culture. My research interest is self-efficacy, self-reliance, and adherence to recommended self-care among Cherokee with Type 2 diabetes. I have taught at the practical nursing, associate degree, RN-BSN, and graduate levels, having taught at Bacone, Bill Willis, NEO A & M, Oklahoma State University-IT and NSU. It is a privilege to teach for my alma mater. I have taught at NSU for 20 years enjoyed every one of them! My husband Greg and I are both true “Okies from Muskogee” and fortunate to have many extended family members in town. He is also Cherokee, a multimedia projects supervisor/web designer for Cherokee Nation, and my resident tech support. It is an honor to serve NANAINA as Secretary.
Lisa Martin, PhD, RN, PHN – Board Member At Large
Lisa Martin is a member of the Lac Du Flambeau Band of Chippewa Indians in Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin and is an Assistant Professor with St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, Minnesota where she teaches nursing research, community health, and public health in the baccalaureate nursing program. Lisa earned her BS in Nursing from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN; MS in Nursing Administration from the University of Minnesota and PhD in Nursing from the University of Minnesota. Lisa has worked with the University of Minnesota also a member of the nursing faculty, a research assistant for the Center for Adolescent Nursing, and as a science administrator with the American Indian Alaska Native MS to PhD Nursing Science Bridge Project, established to double the number of American Indian nurses with PhD’s in the US. At the present time, Lisa also conducts research specific to obesity and overweight among school-aged children in low income and rural American Indian communities. Her past research has focused on the lived experience of urban-based American Indian youth with type 2 diabetes.
Prior to teaching and research, Lisa was a public health nurse and case manager with Hennepin County in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serving low-income families with home and community-based health care. She additionally did clinical education, training, and worked as a supervisor and project manager with several interdisciplinary public health programs.
Richard Montague, BA, BSN, RN – Student Representative
Hello, my name is Richard Montague and I am from the Ft. Yuma Quechan (Kwat’san) Tribe of Arizona. I am an avid learner, skilled clinician, community advocate, communicator, and educator in the nursing profession for 14 years as an RN and BSN. My level of nursing expertise has been developed from a culmination of: on the job training, self-driven educational goals, common sense, and the pursuit of excellence in the form of quality care outcomes for patients. I am currently completing a Master of Science Nurse Educator degree at Arizona State University. My ultimate goal is to complete a DNP/PhD within the next 5-6 years. I believe in a holistic approach to care, and in harmony with Native American values of practice. I am involved with the traditional aspects of Native living and assist with ceremonials.
Each of the individual quality programs and educational goals that I have initiated are founded on meaningful evidence based research and interventions. I have a passion for geriatric and adult care that focuses on end of life and improvement of quality of life through hospice and palliation. I work closely with under served populations and ultimately to serve the under served. My goals and objectives are simple: provide the best in nursing care that is available through individual and collaborative resources that exceed the needs and expectations of the patient.
I am proud to be the Student Representative for NAINANA for the next two years, and look forward to serving.