Melissa Metoxen

Assistant Director, Native American Center for Health Professions

School of Medicine and Public Health | Native American Center for Health Professions, NACHP

Hometown: Green Bay, WI

Melissa F. Metoxen is a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. She has worked with the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2010. Her experiences as a first generation college student inspired her career in higher education. She works to ensure Native American students have access to college and have the support and resources to be successful. Through her work at NACHP (nay-chip), she enhances the recruitment and retention of Native American students to health careers, while maintaining the established partnerships she has with tribes across the state. With these partnerships, she has developed clinical opportunities for students and research partnerships for faculty. The opportunities enhance student experiences, and create career pathways in tribal health. Her works to ensure the community partnerships add visibility of the rich contributions tribal communities bring to the state and university.


The Importance of Partnership Building in Tribal Health
This talk will discuss how communication, learning and listening while working within tribal communities is a key component to successful partnership building.