Top 25 Minority Leaders
Indian Health Service
Roubideaux, 51, a member of the Rosebud Sioux tribe in South Dakota, is in her second four-year term leading the Indian Health Service. The agency is the principal federal healthcare provider and advocate for 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives across 566 tribes. Roubideaux, a primary-care physician, formerly served as assistant professor of family and community medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. In addition to leading initiatives to address diabetes and other health issues in the American-Indian and Alaska Native communities, she also has directed university programs to attract these populations into the health professions.