Wehnona Stabler, MPH ’87, UH Mānoa
Roots: Affiliated with the Omaha Tribe Buffalo clan
Hobby: Traveling the U.S. to participate in Native American events, dancing at Pow-wows with her daughter
Family: Son Red Wing, daughter Maya, granddaughter Mimite’
Wehnona Stabler works to keep her community healthy…literally.
In Macy, Neb., where she is Omaha tribal health director and CEO of the Carl T. Curtis Health Education Center, she provides a wide spectrum of services including traditional medical care, diabetes and dialysis programs, community health nursing and a nursing home.
In October 2007, Stabler was honored with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders Award for changing the healthcare paradigm from disease treatment to disease prevention and for expanding healthcare services. She contributed the $125,000 award toward clinic projects, including a shift toward electronic health record keeping and moving the pharmacy to a newly renovated space.
“The health center will continue to meet the needs of the Omaha people we serve,” pledges Stabler. “It is so important to remember who we are and where we come from in our path back to wellness. It has been, and it will be our Omaha culture that sustains us.”