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Accreditation/Quality Improvement Committee

The Cow Creek Health & Wellness Center is committed to an ongoing program of Quality Improvement throughout the entire organization in order to assure the highest level of service for its patients. The commitment noted above will begin with a comprehensive program to ensure that all clinical services delivered by the Health Center meet the highest standards of comprehensive primary care. Each year the Quality Improvement Plan will be updated and will include all organizational units and functions within the Health and Wellness Center.

A&D Advisory Committee

The Tribal Board of Directors adopts this ordinance to establish a self-standing Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board to help the Tribal Board of Directors ensure that the Tribal Administration provides efficient and effective Alcohol and Drug services to Tribal members and other eligible persons.

Child Protection Team

The Child Protection Team is made up of four Tribal members and one Tribal family member. The Child Protection Team meets on a bi-monthly basis to review and discuss Tribal child welfare cases.

Cow Creek Gaming Commission Board

The Cow Creek Gaming Commission Board meets once a month to discuss issues regarding gaming related matters. Board members are Michael Rondeau, Chairman; Tammy Anderson, Secretary; Gerald Rainville, Bobby Dumont, Carla Keene, Sherri Shaffer and Alicia McAuley, Representative for the Oregon Tribal Gaming Alliance.

Election Committee

The Election Committee is made up of five Tribal members; including one Board of Directors member and the Tribal Administrator. The Election Committee meets on a quarterly basis to review, discuss and present issues and/or concerns regarding the election process to the Board of Directors.

Cow Creek Tribal Housing Review Board

The Cow Creek Tribal Housing Review Board (Housing Board) consists of a five person Board. The board was organized for the purpose of establishing, reviewing and enforcing regulations of the Tribal Housing Community. The main goal for the Housing Board is to assist the Housing Director with the implementation of building and providing clean safe housing for our Tribal members. The Housing Board has the authority to adopt rules, regulations and procedures as deemed necessary to run and operate an effective housing community.

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Board

The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of eight individuals; three Tribal members, three community members, one Tribal employee representative and one individual appointed by the governor of the State of Oregon. Their purpose is to oversee the activities of the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation and makes semi-annual grant award decisions.

Health & Wellness Center Safety Committee

The purpose of the Health & Wellness Center Safety Committee (“Safety Committee”) is to provide assessment, education and monitoring the safety and health of Tribal employees. The Safety Committee meets quarterly to provide updates and guidelines in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (OSHA).

Health Advisory Committee

The Tribal Board of Directors adopts this Ordinance to establish a self-standing Health Advisory Committee to help the Tribal Board of Directors ensure that the Tribal Administration provides efficient and effective health care to Tribal members and other eligible persons.

Youth Education Program Committee

The YEP Committee is comprised of 7 members; all members are a Tribal parent or grandparent of a Tribal Youth under the age of 18.  Meetings are the second Monday of each month. This committee plans and executes educational and family events for our Tribal Youth. The annual Youth Pow Wow is also organized by the YEP committee.  On an annual basis the YEP committee will meet and discuss educational activities for the following year. The Youth Education Parental Cost Reimbursement program is also overseen by the YEP committee.   The Education Director is the staff liaison for this committee.

Pow Wow Committee

The pow-wow committee makes all necessary arrangements that are required for completion prior to the Annual Cow Creek Pow-Wow. The committee also works throughout the event to ensure that everything runs accordingly.

Umpqua Indian Development Corporation (UIDC) Board

The UIDC Board meets once a month to discuss issues regarding business development. The Board members are Dan Courtney, Chairman; Carol McKinney, Secretary; Rob Estabrook, Yvonne McCafferty, Tammy Anderson, Ron Doan, Gary Jackson, Tom Rondeau Jr. and Robert VanNorman.

Umpqua Indian Utility Cooperative (UIUC) Board

The UIUC Board meets once a month when called upon and are responsible for overseeing the general direction of Umpqua Indian Utility Cooperative (Utility). The members establish goals that govern the Utility’s future direction. They help approve budgets, determine solutions for various issues, make suggestions for projects, and offer input to any subject which concerns the Utility. Furthermore, the Board is involved with approving contracts and evaluating the financial state of the Utility. In addition, the Board approves the hiring of additional employees and reviews the schedules of current projects.