Tina Marie Woods is Aleut from St. Paul Island, Alaska, and Chamorro from the Island of Guam. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and holds a Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology with a Rural Indigenous Emphasis from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has worked within the Alaska Tribal Health System for over 15 years with a majority of her time as an administrator for the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association.
She respectfully blends both Western science and indigenous practices based on teachings from Elders. She has dedicated her academic training and career to working with Alaska Native people to provide quality, holistic and comprehensive health services. Woods presents with “lived experience” and leverages such experience in combination with science for teaching others about trauma-informed care. She strongly believes in going upstream with prevention efforts in order to make a significant difference for future generations.
Woods sits on the Data Safety Monitoring Board Member for the HEALTHH Study (Healing and Empowering Alaskan Lives Toward Healthy Hearts Project), the UAA Psychology Department’s Community Advisory Board and is a member of the Alaska Public Health Association, Alaska Psychological Association and American Psychological Association. Her involvement in other organizations includes: committee member of the Criminal Justice Commission Workgroup on Behavioral Health; Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force, committee member; and is co-chair of the writing team for the 1115 Behavioral Health Waiver Demonstration Project.
Woods is ANTHC’s Senior Director, providing leadership for Community Health Services programs including long-range corporate plans and formulating strategies and action plans to achieve the goals of the organization.
In her spare time Tina enjoys joining her family at the gym for group cardio as well as baking and decorating cupcakes with her daughter. She also enjoys planning and coordinating friends and family weddings and any other grand scale celebrations in addition to family movie nights at home and tasting authentic foods from around the world.