Novalene Goklish


Research Associate
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Mrs. Goklish is a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Phoenix in Business Management with an emphasis in Community Health Education. She also earned her Masters of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Mrs. Goklish is currently a Research Associate at Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health. She has worked as a behavioral interventionist for the Apache Tribe for over 20 years. She has worked on all behavioral intervention projects including teaching parenting to young Apache women who are pregnant, as well as coping skills for Apache youth who have made a recent suicide attempt. She oversees day-to-day activities of Case Managers, as well as facilitates local community advisory board meetings and Elders Council activities. She has been certified as an ASIST trainer and conducts regular ASIST trainings in her community. Mrs. Goklish is also the Center’s primary liaison to the Tribal Council and Tribal Health Board.

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