Dr. Angela Michaud
Dr. Angela Michaud
Senior Director of Recovery Services for Cook Inlet Tribal Council in Anchorage, Alaska.
“I’m honored to be the second shareholder descendant to join the board. I will help build true relationships with our shareholders. I will encourage use of technology to reach out to our shareholders in different ways, to hear their voices and to help where I am needed.”
Dr. Angela Michaud is the first female Tlingit chiropractor. She grew up in Ketchikan, Alaska. Her parents are William and Mary Pfeifer. Her paternal family is originally from Hoonah and her maternal family is from Iowa. Dr. Michaud’s Tlingit name is Saa Doo ou after Dorothy Carteeti and she is Eagle, Chookeneidi (Bear Clan). Her father is Raven, from the T’akdeintaan (Kittiwak Clan), and her grandparents are Pauline and John Hinchman from Hoonah.
She received her Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University, her Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic and her Master of Business Administration from Pittsburg State University.
Dr. Michaud shares culture and traditions through her practice with the tribal health system over the last 14 years. She developed a full wellness model of care with chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, physical therapy, exercise specialists and health education at Southcentral Foundation. There, she also developed an accredited Tribal Doctor Training Program through Ilisagvik College. She is now the Senior Director of Recovery Services at Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) in Anchorage, Alaska. She has implemented an integrated substance-use healing program to provide cultural healing for the residential, outpatient and prevention programs. Dr. Michaud’s focus is providing resources for families to be healthy and well. She is an international speaker and a mother of four.
In addition to her work with CITC, Dr. Michaud owns and manages several commercial and residential property rentals as well as helping support the management and business functions at her husband’s chiropractic clinic, True Life Chiropractic.
As one of Sealaska’s current board members, she has put focus on communication, community and connection to our culture and our lands.