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Cook returns to post he once held as director of tribe’s Health Services

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AKWESASNE – The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has announced Michael Cook has been named the new director of Health Services, effective March 31. Cook’s experience includes 30 years of Indian Health Services leadership and knowledge.

He returns to Akwesasne most recently from Syracuse, where he has been responsible for oversight of Contract Health Services programs for the Nashville Area Offices of Indian Health Service.

Cook has served as the executive director of the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET), been the director of Governmental Programs and Services of the Oneida Indian Nation, the health administrator of the Oneida Indian Health Program and the deputy director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at Oklahoma University in Oklahoma.

Chief Ron LaFrance said, “We are honored Mike has chosen to bring his experience, leadership and expertise to the Health Services Team.”

Cook previously ledt he organization from 1980-1990. Chief Beverly Cook added, “Mike’s vision is to continue to strengthen the programs Health Services has worked so hard to create. We are very confident in Mike’s leadership.”

Cook received both his Bachelor and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Clarkson University. He’s a graduate of Salmon River and attended the St. Regis Mohawk School. M

He is married to Lisa, and they have five children. Mike is the son of James “Jimmy” Cook and the late Virginia Cook, the proud grandfather of six, and an avid Habs and Patriots fan.

Cook said he is “honored to have been selected to be a member of the highly renowned St. Regis Mohawk Health Services team of health professionals. The opportunity to come home is priceless.”

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