Jim Roberts is an enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe from of Shungopavi, Arizona. He brings more than 30 years of experience working in Indian health and Tribal government affairs to the APU Board of Trustees.
He served as a technical advisor on the reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, assisted in development of Tribal provisions included in the Affordable Care Act and helped construct other Indian important Indian health legislation. Roberts was a Policy Analyst at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, where he provided technical expertise to Tribal leaders on health policy, governance, budget and legislative issues. He also worked on policy and legislation while at the National Indian Health Board from 1997-2003, and previously worked in Bureau of Indian Affairs programs.
Roberts is the Senior Executive Liaison with ANTHC’s Intergovernmental Affairs department. He works with a team of policy, legal and subject matter experts who assist in protecting and promoting the organization through coordination of intergovernmental relationships, advocacy, policy analysis, management of special projects and other related functions. Jim enjoys spending time with his family which includes his wife Kay of 28 years, three children, and four grandchildren. He enjoys fishing, sports, and is a silversmith in his spare time.