Melissa Buffalo

Melissa Buffalo, MS

CEO, American Indian Cancer Foundation

Melissa Buffalo is an enrolled member of the Meskwaki Nation in Iowa, and Dakota from the Crow Creek and Lower Brule Sioux Tribes. She received her undergraduate degree in child psychology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and earned a master’s degree in Human Development from South Dakota State University.

Melissa has over 15 years of experience working in the public health sector in a variety of different roles. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the American Indian Cancer Foundation. As CEO, Melissa is committed to working with and for tribal communities, both urban and rural, and supporting our Indigenous people with opportunities to heal emotionally, historically, spiritually, and physically from the burdens of cancer.