AHCCCS Tribal Relations Liaison

The Tribal Relations Liaison serves as a point of contact for information and issues concerning health care policies that affect American Indian AHCCCS members. The Tribal Relations Liaison, in the Division of Community Advocacy and Intergovernmental Relations, works with various divisions of AHCCCS to implement the agency’s tribal consultation policy and processes.

The Tribal Relations Liaison also works with the 22 tribes in Arizona, three Indian Health Service (IHS) areas, tribally operated health programs and facilities, and urban Indian health organizations to improve the quality and accessibility of health care for American Indian AHCCCS members.

Tribal Liaison Contact Information

Christine Holden
Christine.Holden@azahcccs.gov or tribalrelations@azahcccs.gov

American Indian Health Program Contact Information

For AHCCCS-American Indian Health Program questions or concerns, please reach out to the appropriate AHCCCS teams as listed below:

AHCCCS Provider Enrollment Contact Information

For questions regarding the provider enrollment process, please contact the AHCCCS Provider Enrollment Unit.

  • Phone: 602-417-7670
  • Toll-free: 1-800-794-6862

AHCCCS Complete Care Contact Information

For AHCCCS Complete Care (ACC) Plan questions or concerns, please reach out to the appropriate plan Tribal Coordinator as listed below:

ACC Plan Point of Contact Email
Arizona Complete Health Sheina Yellowhair, Tribal Programs Supervisor syellowhair@azcompletehealth.com
Arizona Complete Health Julia Chavez, Tribal Program Specialist julchavez@azcompletehealth.com
Banner University Family Care Kimberly F. Yellow Robe, Associate Director - Tribal Coordination Kimberly.YellowRobe@bannerhealth.com
Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona – Health Choice Holly Figueroa, Tribal Liaison holly.figueroa@azblue.com
Care 1st Health Plan Arizona Alberto Peshlakai, Tribal Liaison alberto.peshlakai@azcompletehealth.com
Molina Healthcare Cassandra Peña, Tribal Liaison cassandra.pena@molinahealthcare.com
Mercy Care Faron Jack, Tribal Relations Administrator jackf@mercycareaz.org
Mercy Care Betty John, Tribal Liaison johnb2@mercycareaz.org
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Shawn Sellers, Indigenous/Tribal Liaison shawn_sellers@uhc.com

*Note: The ACC Tribal Coordinator is a required key staff position for the ACC Plans. This position is located in Arizona and functions as a liaison between the ACC Plan and Tribal Nations and tribal providers within their network. The role of the Tribal Coordinator is to facilitate promotion of services and programs to improve the health of eligible American Indian members.