Robert Weaver Nominated to Head IHS

Published October 8, 2017

WASHINGTON — Robert M. Weaver has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), an federal agency with the Department of Health and Human Services. Weaver will need to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The IHS director serves for a four-year term.

Weaver is an enrolled tribal citizen of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma. He serves as the consultative representative to U.S. Government Relations for his tribe in the area of healthcare.

Weaver brings nearly two decades of experience in hospital, mental health administration, and entrepreneurship. He is the founder and owner of four companies that provide healthcare consulting services to tribal governments, their enterprises, and their members. He works at the tribal, state, and federal levels to improve access and affordability to quality healthcare for American Indians and Alaska Natives through improving employee benefit plans and creating tribal member wellness plans.

The National Indian Health Board awarded Weaver the Regional/Area Impact Award in 2012.  One of his companies, RWI Benefits LLC was named the 2017 American Indian Business of the Year from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

He and his wife currently reside in northeast Oklahoma with their four children.

CLICK HERE to read article about Mr. Weaver that was published in the Tribal Business Journal in November 2016 (Page 31).





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