Miranda Williams, MS
Miranda Williams is originally from the cool waters of the Oregon coast and is an enrolled member of one of nine federally recognized tribes called Siletz. She has three sons, Sequoyah, Denali and Nakoa and two daughters, Priah and Yanabaa that live and attend school in the Navajo community.
She received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition with a concentration in Dietetics from Arizona State University and has over 13 years of public health experience working in American Indian communities. Miranda has completed a fellowship with the University of California Berkeley/San Francisco (UC Berkeley and UCSF) Health Equity Action Leadership (HEAL) Initiative with an emphasis on Global Health and is completing her Master of Public Health (Management of Health Systems) from the University of Liverpool in partnership with the UCSF.
For the past eight years, Miranda has been in her current position as a Supervisory Public Health Advisor/Diabetes Program Coordinator at the Chinle Comprehensive Healthcare Facility for Navajo Area Indian Health Service. She manages the Diabetes grant funding and coordinates the service unit wide diabetes prevention and treatment activities.
Miranda has been a supporter for innovation and care improvement within the three sites at Chinle Comprehensive Healthcare Facility, Pinon and Tsaile Health Centers with a user population of approximately 40,000 serving 16 chapters and 31 communities. As a reflection of her program successes, the improvements have blended public health and clinical medicine to effectively meet the needs of the Navajo Nation community members and patients.