Kelley Le Beaux, M.A.
Kelley Le Beaux (Cheyenne River Sioux) has provided training and technical assistance to Tribal program staff on data collection instruments and methodology and has conducted qualitative data collection, including focus groups and key informant interviews. She has analyzed and reported on results of program evaluations for a number of Sundance Research Institute projects, including the Northern Arapaho Tribe’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Reach Action Community for Infant Mortality Prevention, Wind River Reservation Diabetes Prevention and Management Program, Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board–CDC Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) to Improve the Delivery and Effectiveness of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prevention Services for High-Risk and/or Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations, and Development of the Aberdeen Area Office of the Indian Health Service Strategic Plan for 2012–1017. She is leading the project to provide data support and technical assistance to the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board’s Health Insurance Exchange Navigator project and is a certified Health Information Exchange (HIE) Navigator.
Previously, Ms. Le Beaux was a Patient Navigator for the American Cancer Society, where she established and maintained relationships with key staff in priority sites to build patient referral mechanisms and promote Patient Navigation service on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. She identified information, resources, and the emotional support needs of newly diagnosed and medically underserved patients, survivors, and caregivers. Ms. Le Beaux has also been a Case Manager for Working Against Violence, Inc., providing advocacy and emotional support to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and meeting with assigned clients regularly to identify needs, assess strengths, set short- and long-term goals, plan for a future free of violence, make appropriate referrals, and network with other agencies on behalf of the client.
Ms. Le Beaux holds an M.A. in Psychology from the University of South Dakota.
Research Associate/Data Manager
Matthew Zullo has experience working with large complex databases, developing and documenting survey databases, conducting analyses using a number of statistical software packages, generating tables to present descriptive and analytic data findings, conducting extensive literature searches, and preparing literature reviews. He provided data collection support, database development, and analysis for the 5-year Evaluation of the Wind River Indian Reservation Diabetes Management and Prevention project and is currently managing the database for the Honoring Your Health program being conducted by the Eastern Shoshone Tribe. He holds an M.A. in Sociology from Western Illinois University.
Mary Rogers, Ph.D.
Mary Rogers is a licensed addictions counselor (LAC), adjunct faculty member of the University of South Dakota and the University of Maryland University College, and senior researcher with Sundance Research Institute. Dr. Rogers has served in the capacity of Consultant for the Office for Victims of Crime-Training and Technical Assistance Center and as a Certified Trainer for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center-Domestic Violence. She was a law enforcement officer and domestic violence/intimate partner violence (DV/IPV) advocate. She instructs university courses in substance abuse, criminal psychology, and criminal justice, as well as graduate courses in research methods, program planning and evaluation, and trauma and violence prevention and intervention. Dr. Rogers is coauthor of a book chapter titled “Domestic Violence in American Indian Communities: Background, Culture and Legal Issues” in Health and Social Issues of Native American Women (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC–CLIO Publications, Winter 2011).
Dr. Rogers’ recent studies completely focused on health disparities research with American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations in South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana, including a Pilot Study of Cultural and Community Interventions for Young Male Offenders, Strategies for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Resources and Technical Assistance, a Pilot Study of the Social and Economic Costs of Methamphetamine on the Fort Peck Reservation, and Health Literacy Assessment and Improvement among American Indian People with Diabetes. Her current projects include providing technical assistance and training to IHS Tribal Injury Prevention grantees and providing evaluation and training services in support of the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council’s CDC Good Health in Indian Country 5-year grant.
Dr. Rogers holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of South Dakota.
Mr. Chandler (Gros Ventre) joined Sundance Research Institute in 2014. His current assignments include providing data support and Navigator services at enrollment events for the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) HIE Navigator grant and providing data coordination and support for the Honoring Your Heart on the Wind River Indian Reservation grant.
Daniel O. Farrington, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Senior Advisor (Emeritus)
Dr. Farrington is a Senior Advisor at Sundance Research Institute. Until July 2006, he served as South Dakota Board of Regents System Vice President of Research. Previously, he served as Sponsored Programs Director, Research Director, and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University. He spent more than 20 years as a research executive in animal health research, working for Pfizer Central Research and Merck Research Laboratories (MRL).
He was a tenured Associate Professor at Iowa State University from 1974 to 1977. Prior to attending ISU for his Ph.D., he was in equine practice in Idaho and Nebraska. Additionally, Dr. Farrington served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an artillery officer, leaving the Marines with the rank of Captain.
Dr. Farrington has a D.V.M. from Colorado State University and a Ph.D. in Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine from Iowa State University.