Cheryle A. Kennedy | University of Portland

Cheryle A. Kennedy

As Chair of the Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Cheryle Kennedy is a noted leader in both Indian public health and tribal administration. Kennedy has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Indian healthcare administration and has served as the Grand Ronde’s Tribal Health Director for nearly fifteen years. Kennedy has previously served as the Executive Director of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. She received the Outstanding Service Award from the National Indian Health Board and has been named an Outstanding Leader in Health Care by the Oregon Department of Health. Kennedy currently serves on the boards of the Oregon Business Association, Willamette Heritage Area Coalition, and West Valley Hospital Foundation.