Boozhoo! Aniin! Kris appreciates the opportunity to work at the American Indian Cancer Foundation because of the endless opportunities for partnerships that positively impact the health of our community by finding solutions to end cancer burdens for Native people.
In her role as CEO, Kris feels honored to lead the direction of this organization with incredibly talented employees. Her academic skills, previous experiences, and years of lessons learned come in handy in this role. Kris earned both a Bachelors of Community Health Education and a Masters of Public Health in Public Health Administration and Policy from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining AICAF, Kris most recently worked as a Research Project Coordinator at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health where she worked on numerous community research efforts, and began her career as the Community Health Educator for the Fond du Lac Reservation. Kris’s passion for and commitment to tobacco and cancer control is dedicated to her Grandmother, Betty Ella Benton-DeFoe-Morrison, who died from cancer twenty years ago.