Teresa Trumbly Lamsam, Ph.D.
Teresa Trumbly Lamsam, Ph.D., (Osage) is the president and executive editor of Native Health News Alliance and the citizen health blog Wellbound Storytellers. She is an associate professor in the School of Communication at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Teresa’s research career has focused on the influence and perceptions of tribal news media. She believes tribal media can make a difference in the health of the communities they serve. She received her bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the Missouri School of Journalism.
NHNA Communications Director
Rebecca Landsberry, Muscogee (Creek), serves as the communications director for the Native Health News Alliance. She is the current membership and communications manager of the Native American Journalists Association. She was previously elected as secretary of the board of directors before accepting a full-time position with NAJA at the national headquarters in Norman, Okla., in April 2013.
Landsberry was the youngest editor in the history of the award-winning Muscogee Nation News, the official semi-monthly newspaper of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation from 2008-2013. While employed at Mvskoke Media, she also co-hosted Mvskoke Radio, a weekly 30-minute talk show broadcast each Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., on KOKL AM 1240 in Okmulgee, Okla.
She is a graduate of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and minor in Native American studies.
She currently resides in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Bill Graves worked 35 years as a daily newspaper reporter, the last 23 at The Oregonian in Portland, Ore. He left the newspaper in August and is now freelance writing. He has covered just about everything over his career, but most of his reporting has been on education, both public schools and universities, and in more recent years, health care and other social issues. He wrote a five-part series in 2012 looking at health disparities affecting Native Americans, primarily those living in the Portland metro area. He is co-author of a book on education reform, “Poisoned Apple,” published by St. Martin’s Press in 1996. Graves grew up in the small town of Port Orchard on the Puget Sound of Washington State. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.; and a master’s in English at Western Washington State University. Graves was among 12 journalists nationwide selected for a 1998-99 Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. He and his wife, Karin, a dress and jacket designer, live in Beaverton, Ore. They have three adult children.
A citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton is a freelance reporter based out of Tulsa, Okla. Her work currently also appears in theNative American Times, the Tahlequah (Okla.) Daily Press, the Tulsa (Okla.) World and the Fort Sill Apache Tribe’s newsletter. She is a 2006 and 2008 graduate of Oklahoma State University, with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science and a master’s in international studies. When she is not chasing her husband, Jacob Burton, or their now three-year-old daughter, Krehbiel-Burton volunteers with the Oklahoma Quiz Bowl Alliance and serves on the board of directors for Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc., the country’s oldest and largest Native American Greek-letter organization. She is a member of the Native American Journalists Association, the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Oklahoma Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Terria Smith is an award-winning journalist who has been a member of the Native American Journalists Association since 2005. Through reporting for outlets – including The Desert Sun, Ventura County Star, KALW-FM, FNX | First Nations Experience, News From Native California and NPR West – she has told stories in multiple formats. Smith earned her master’s degree in journalism from the University of California Berkeley and her bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University. She is also an alumnus of the Chips Quinn Scholars Program and the American Indian Journalism Institute.
Travis Coleman is a freelance journalist. He previously covered tribal issues at the Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune and the Sioux City (Iowa) Journal. He is currently attending the University of Montana in the digital filmmaking program.