Anna Whiting Sorrell

Anna Whiting Sorrell (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes) is KAI’s subject matter expert on the complex Indian health care delivery system and has more than three decades of experience working with in health care delivery systems at the tribal, federal, including Indian Health Service (IHS), state, and local levels. She began her career with CSKT as a teacher, administrator of the substance abuse administrator, and technical advisor on self-governance. Prior to joining KAI in 2019, she was the health and family policy advisor for Montana’s governor in beginning 2005 and in 2008 she was appointed and senate-confirmed to be director of Montana’s Department of Public Health and Human Services, the first American Indian to be a state health officer in the country. During her time with the department, she administered Montana’s Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance, and other large health programs. Whiting Sorrell previously served as the director of the Billings IHS Area office and was the Billings Area representative on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Tribal Technical Advisory Group. Ms. Whiting Sorrell holds a master’s in public administration from the University of Montana.