Meet Our Team

More Human. Less Robot. Other TPAs are increasing fees, and reverting to fully automated, robotic systems —using overseas call centers which also serve as an obstacle to efficiently process claims accurately and timely. FirstNation Health’s team of Native professionals provide additional value with an ongoing human to human interaction built on trust, transparency and expertise guiding you through this massive, highly complex and ever-changing industry.

Matt Silverstein

Matt Silverstein, Chief Executive Officer
Choctaw Nation
Matt Silverstein is a husband and father of two little girls and has been immersed in the financial and insurance industry for over 13 years.   Mr. Silverstein comes from a truly rare heritage combination of Native American and Jewish ancestry.  Both sides of his family tree share a common culture of staying united, overcoming adversity and fighting for their rights as indigenous peoples.  Mr. Silverstein is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and has been recognized as a top national producer by some of the largest established financial and insurance organizations in the country such as Allstate Financial and LPL Financial, the largest independent broker/dealer in America.   More »

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

David Archambault, Chief Consulting Officer
David Archambault II (Lakota: Tokala Ohitika) is the Chief Consulting Officer for FirstNation HealthCare. Prior to FirstNation’s, Dave was the former tribal Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. He’s a father of two and a husband of over 20 years. He attended Standing Rock Community College (now Sitting Bull College), Bismarck State College, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from North Dakota State University. He also earned a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Mary.   More »

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Chief Strategist, Board Member
Northern Cheyenne
Ben Nighthorse Campbell is an American Indian icon and former Chief of the Northern Cheyenne currently serving on the Council of Forty-Four for the Cheyenne Indians. He is a husband and father of two and has four grandchildren. Serving in the US House of Representatives, In 1989, he authored the bill HR 2668 to establish the National Museum of the American Indian. On Nov 3, 1992 he made history by becoming the first Native American to serve in the US Senate in more than 60 years. During his tenure in the US Senate, Ben Nighthorse Campbell also became the first and only American Indian to Chair the Indian Affairs Committee.   More »

Stephanie Brooks

Stephanie Brooks, Chief Administrative Officer

Stephanie Brooks comes to FirstNation Healthcare with over 15 year’s experience in Insurance and Finance. As Chief Administrative Officer, she is responsible for all fiscal performance of the Self Funded program, development and implementation of a growth strategy with the Sales department, tracking and managing reinsurance programs, and serves as a Departmental Liaison between internal and external customers.  More »

John Dodge

John Dodge, Director, FirstNation Open Enrollment Team

John Dodge is responsible for overseeing the licensed agents who serve on the Open Enrollment Team for FNHC. He works everyday with FNHC’s tribal partners on their supplemental benefits and helps facilitate the training of Human Resources and Benefits Specialists on the Benefits Administration System, Selerix.  More »

Verlinda Jackson

Verlinda Jackson, Claims Analyst/Customer Service

Verlinda Jackson has over 15 years of customer service experience and is a licensed health, life and accident insurance producer. At FirstNation HealthCare, Verlinda assists in facilitating customer service operations and claims processing. She believes providing exceptional customer service is vital to building good relationships with FirtNation clients. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management Information Systems from Oklahoma State University. Verlinda currently resides in Broken Arrow, OK and enjoys spending time with family and friends.  More »

Bobby Ahrens

Bobby Ahrens, Chief Technology Officer

Bobby Ahrens joined FirsNation HealthCare as Chief Technology Officer in June 2017 and comes from a vast and impressive background in Third Party Administrator technology and claims flow operational efficiencies. He has more than 30 years of experience in this field, making sure claims are processed timely and correctly and oversees FirstNation’s software systems that help separate FirstNation from the rest of its competitors.  More »

Sean Kouplen

Sean Kouplen, Board Member
Mvscogee (Creek) Nation
Sean Kouplen serves as Chief Executive Officer at Regent Bank, N.A. and Regent Capital Corporation and has been its Chairman of the Board since January 2016. Mr. Kouplen also serves as Chief Executive Officer and President at Regent Capital Corporation. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Grand Bank and also served as its Treasurer. Mr. Kouplen served as Chief Operations Officer of Citizens Security Bank.    More »

Sam Alexander

Sam Alexander, Board Member
Mvscogee (Creek) Nation
Certified Public Accountant; Former Speaker, Mvscogee Creek Nation Tribal Council
Sam Alexander has owned and operated his own accounting firm for over 20 years. Mr. Alexander served as Speaker of the National Council for the Mvscogee Creek Nation as well as Tax Commissioner for the tribe and Chairman of the Mvscogee Creek Nation Gaming Operations Authority Board. More »

Nancy Johnson

Nancy Jimmy Johnson, Indian Health Services Analyst, Board Member
Chickasaw Nation
Nancy J. Johnson is of Mississippi Choctaw and Chickasaw heritage and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and licensed with the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Nancy recently retired from the Indian Health Service after 30 years of service as a Clinical Social Worker and Director of the Behavioral Health Department for the Clinton Service Unit. Nancy worked for nearly 20 years as a member of the Cheyenne & Arapaho Child Protection Team.  More »

Seneca Scott

Seneca Scott, Board Member
Choctaw Nation
Former State Legislator, OK HD 72

Dr. Bruce Markman

Dr. Bruce Markman, M.D., Medical Director

Dr. Markman serves as the Medical Director for FirstNation Health where he oversees the reviewing of medical claims and case management decisions that directly impact quality of care and cost savings for our partners. All medical staff report to him regarding cost containment and cost reduction processes.    More »

Don Wells

Don Wells, Director of Technology, Cybersecurity Analyst
Don Wells is an expert in Information Technology and has been in the industry for over 32 years. As the Director of Technology, Mr. Wells oversees the operations of FirstNation’s cybersecurity.   
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We are a licensed Third Party Administrator and brokerage firm established in response to the needs of the Native American business community to better understand the complex financial angles of a Healthcare Benefit Plan.

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