Jovian Henio (Mescalero Apache/Diné) hired to provide secondhand smoke protections support in Indian Country
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — March 28, 2016 — Keres Consulting, Inc., a Native American-owned federal contractor headquartered in Albuquerque, announced that it has hired Jovian Henio to serve as Outreach Coordinator. Jovian will be responsible for education and engagement activities supporting secondhand smoke protections in tribal communities in New Mexico.
Jovian will be initially tasked with outreach to New Mexico’s Pueblos and Mescalero Apache Nation to provide technical assistance and program development supporting smoke-free environments in tribal communities, as well as creating toolkits to support secondhand smoke protections and policies for tribal schools, housing, workplaces and other environments. An enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, Jovian has worked in various facets of tribal engagement for eight years.
“Jovian is passionate about healthy tribal communities and making a difference to create healthier environments,” said Tim Chavez, president and CEO of Keres. “He is a valued member of our commercial tobacco control team, bringing cultural sensitivity, inclusion and commitment to the resources available to tribal communities.”
Jovian’s experience includes working with the 24/7 campaign, a movement to make all schools in New Mexico 100 percent tobacco-free. Working with students in local schools, the project developed a toolkit for schools to carryout a truly tobacco-free campus.
Tribal organizations interested in learning more about secondhand smoke protections resources in Native American communities may contact Jovian at 505-314-5520, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Keres Consulting, Inc.
Keres Consulting, Inc. is a general management consulting firm with specialized expertise in asset management, energy and the environment, and communications and technology. Established in 2001, the company is a Native American-owned, Small Disadvantaged Business. More information about Keres Consulting is available at www.keresnm.com.
Keres Consulting, Inc.