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  Casey Cooper, BSN, MBA, FACHE

Casey is the Chief Executive Officer of Cherokee Indian Hospital (CIH). He received a BSN from Gardner-Webb University, a MBA at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has been involved in American Indian health care for 19 ½ years and has served the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation (EBCN) and its community since graduating from nursing school in 1993. He served as a Primary Care Nurse, Community Health Nurse, Nurse Educator and Nursing Manager. As the Health Director of the EBCN from 1999 to 2004, he helped shape public health policy with a focus on chronic disease prevention and lead a community wide initiative to assume the management responsibilities of the CIH from the Indian Health Services through an Indian Self-Determination and Self-Governance Agreement. He is a current member of the WNC Health Network, the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) Health Committee, Board of Directors for Foundation for Nursing Excellence, NC Medical Care Advisory Committee, NC American Indian Health Board, Rotary Club of Cherokee and current member and former Chairman of the Board of Directors for Smoky Mountain Mental Health. Casey and his wife, Jill has one son, Jack and two daughters, Kate and Mary.

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