Bio: Natalie O’Neal is a member of the Ft. Peck Assiniboine & Sioux tribes of Montana. She played college
basketball and completed her Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology and went on to obtain a Doctorate in
Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2006. She has been an active part of the
American Indian community as an advocate for health and wellness. She currently lives in Las Vegas,
Nevada. Natalie is the Program Director of Pima Medical Institute Physical Therapy Assistant Program.
She is a board certified Geriatric Specialist and had dedicated her career to promoting health and
wellness with minority and underserved clients. Natalie and is a national speaker & researcher for
disease prevention and health promotion with Native Americans. She has 2 children with her husband
and college sweetheart, Charles O’Neal. She has participated in powwow dancing her entire life and also
coaches youth sports of basketball and volleyball.
Target Populations: Young Adults, Adults, Seniors, Native American Populations,
Research/Focal Areas:Cardiovascular Diseases, Community Organizing, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Education, Health Care, Health Equity, Injury Prevention, Public Policy, Prevention,