Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E Cotton Center Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85040




Join us for the
15th American Indian Disability Summit


Our mission is to provide interaction, networking, education and support for American Indians with disabilities and their families, and bridging opportunities and resources in rural and urban tribal communities.

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Archie Mariano

2018 Keynote Speaker

Archie Mariano, is a member of the Navajo Nation. He currently works with the Arizona Department of Economic Security, as Tribal Nations Instructor Liaison. He utilizes his experience with the agency and his prior experience with the Arizona Tribal Nations, continuing to strengthen his established relationships with our Tribal communities and Department of Economic Security (DES).



"I have attended the American Indian Disability Summit for four years. This event has helped me gather medical references that I use to this day. I have attended a workshop for Nutritionist presentation and they accept my medical insurance so I have build a great long lasting relationship with them as a patient. I enjoy the lunch and networking with different booths. I got in touch with Hanger that helps with my diabetic shoes and they accept my medical insurance. This event has allowed me to make new friends and meet up with friends that I haven't seen in while. I enjoy the raffles and support this event provides. It allows me learn tips, tools, and strategies to get through the hard times and is full of laughs and fun people. Thank you.

~ Jessica Antonio



Abel Estrella
Office of Tribal Relations – AZ Dept. of Economic Security

Darrel Christenson

Iris George
AZ@Work Career Advisor, South Job Center – Travis Williams Family Services Center

Holly Longie

Rosalie Perry

Archie Mariano
Office of Professional Development – AZ Dept. of Economic Security

Daren Sweet
Division of Child Support Services – AZ Dept. of Economic Security

Catherine Puerta
Dept. of Economic Security

Martino Williams

Shawn Hyde
Tribal Liaison, Division of Employment & Rehabilitation Services (DERS), AZ Dept. of Economic Security (DES)

Benita Joe
Hanger Clinic

Dorothy Goeman
Travis L Williams Family Services Center

Jon Meyers,
The Arc of Arizona

Melanie Murray
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scott Geiger
AZ Dept. of Economic Security

Betty John Division of Developmental Disabilities – Arizona Department of Economic Security

Eulonda Martinez
Gila River Indian Community-Employment & Training Dept.

Katharine Levandowsky,
Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs – Arizona Department of Health Services

Melissa Kushner
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Sonoran University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Betty Schoen
Rehabilitation Services Administration, AZ Dept. of Economic Security

Eva Proa

Michelle Homer
Indian Health Services

Susan Nayatewa
DHHS Prevention & Intervention Services, Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community




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