About Nella J. (Cassa) Ben
Mrs. Ben provides experience from a career with the Indian Health Service
spanning 46 years. Many of these years were spent in health care management
roles within the IHS while also pursuing higher education. She received her
Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University and a Master of
Public Health degree from the University of Hawaii. Mrs. Ben took on various
assignments at several hospitals, including Administrative Officer in San Carlos.
She was later named the first Apache CEO at the IHS San Carlos Service Unit.
Even in retirement, she is committed to improving the health of the Apache
people. Mrs. Ben joined the Board of Directors in 2016, and has held the role of
Secretary-Treasurer since then.