Joseph Finkbonner, RPh, MHA
Joe Finkbonner is the Executive Director of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB). Prior to his current position, Joe was the Director of the Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (The EpiCenter) at the NPAIHB. He began his work in Indian health for the Lummi Tribe as the Health Director/CEO and was very active at the state and federal levels in his efforts to heighten the awareness of disparities of the AI/AN population and to assist with focusing action toward improving their health status through policy development. Joe’s efforts were through his membership on the Washington State Board of Health, participation in the Washington Public Health Improvement Plan, and miscellaneous workgroups for the Indian Health Service.
Mr. Finkbonner began his work in health care delivery as a pharmacist at Providence Medical Center in Seattle and Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue. He holds a Masters of Health Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy both from University of Washington and is a member of Lummi Nation.
Mr. Finkbonner joined the Arcora Foundation Board in 2014.