Tassy Parker, PhD, RN (Seneca, Beaver Clan), is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine and of Nursing at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, as well as the Director of the University’s Center for Native American Health in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She conducts community-based participatory research on health issues important to her Native partners, primarily in mental and behavioral health. For Native-CHART, she co-leads theSouthwest Satellite Center, which is housed in the Center for Native American Health. This Satellite Center supports the work of the Consortium and Dissemination Cores by engaging local tribal leaders and allied stakeholders in creating a culturally relevant agenda for education and research. In keeping with the aims of Native-CHART, this agenda will focus on hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and related conditions.