I am passionate about building capacity among Native communities to ensure a healthy bright future for us.
Leo J. Nolan III, M.Ed., Nolan (Akwesasne Mohawk Nation) has more than 40 years of experience in Indian health care and education. He joined the Center as an Associate Faculty member in 2013 and works closely with the Center’s Training team on implementing courses and mentoring students. Mr. Nolan also plays a key role with the Center in developing partnerships with tribes and organizations that share similar values and goals and assisting in fund raising. Mr. Nolan retired from IHS in 2011 after 25 years the last 12 as the external affairs director. Mr. Nolan began his federal government career with the Indian Education Program and then the Department of Education, and has also worked at the BIA’s Indian Education Program, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and in the State University of New York system. Mr. Nolan is from the Onondaga Nation and is an enrolled member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation and has degrees from Syracuse University and the Pennsylvania State University.