Dr. Billie Jo Kipp



Dr. Billie Jo Kipp is a member of the Blackfeet Tribe and has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Kipp has dedicated her life to improving mental health in tribal communities through culture. Prior to CNAY, Dr. Kipp served as a facilitator for the Department of Veterans Affairs Black Hills Healthcare System, a data analyst at Salish Kootenai College, and as a tribal college president to Blackfeet Community College and the California Tribal College. Dr. Kipp also was the Associate Director for Mental and Behavioral Health at the Center for Native American Health at the University of Mexico. Dr. Kipp is committed to culturally responsive research and providing research that is useful for tribes. Dr Kipp sits on the Board of Directors for Buffalo Bill Center of the West Plains Indian Museum and Indigenous Mental Health Board for IPACT and advises for the University of New Mexico Center for Participatory Research.

Dr. Kipp’s expertise in research has led her to the Center for Native American Youth, where she curates and leads culturally immersive curriculum, program interventions, and evaluation metrics through Indigenous frameworks. She is a well-respected leader in Diversity Equity and Inclusion at the Aspen Institute. Dr. Kipp is committed to intergenerational healing through culture and empowering youth to lead with Indigenous values.