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Biography of Terry R. Bentley

Image of  Terry R. Bentley Terry R. Bentley
Tribal Government Relations Specialist, Western Region
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Terry R. Bentley, an enrolled member of the Karuk Tribe of California is the Tribal Government Relations Specialist for the Western Region, covering Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California and Alaska. A former Health Systems Specialist for VHA Roseburg, Oregon. Terry's 26-year VA career includes working at the VHA facilities in Portland and Roseburg, Oregon. During this 26-year period, 14-years were in Contracting. Terry is married and has five children. Terry has 20 years experience with the VISN20 Veterans Camp Chaparral program hosted on the sacred ground of the Yakama Nation in Washington State. She has been a special emphasis program manager for Native Americans at both Portland and Roseburg VHA facilities. Terry is a graduate of Douglas High School in Winston, Oregon. She has attended Umpqua Community College, Portland Community College, and Eastern Oregon University.

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