Prior to working for Inspire Tribal Benefits, Haley worked eight years in the non-profit sector raising funds for the Tulsa and surrounding communities. Haley’s peers and friends always say she is a relationship builder, one who is resourceful and a sharer of information. Haley also has more than 10 years of experience in community development and work in Indian Country.
Haley brings with her the passion to work hard for Indian Country and Native owned businesses to find the best healthcare plans for their employees so in turn they can provide for their loved ones.
Buzzard-Hamilton earned a B.A. of mass communications and public relations from Northeastern State University, and an associate degree from Haskell Indian Nations University.
Haley earned a master’s degree in Public Service Management from DePaul University in Chicago, IL, a goal while working at Cherokee Nation Businesses. The plan was to return to working in Tribal Government or for a nonprofit promoting Indigenous issues, she was able to bring an Indigenous voice to the table over the past eight years working with a variety of community leaders on public issues from early childhood development, homelessness, food insecurities, to the elderly.
Buzzard-Hamilton has extensive public engagement, participation and community service by serving in many different roles with the following organizations: Haskell Indian Nations University Board of Regents Member, Haskell Foundation Board of Directors, Leadership Native Oklahoma, Commissioner for the Greater Tulsa Indian Affairs Commission, Tulsa Metro Chamber Mosaic Board, Leadership Tulsa 39, Catoosa City Parks Board, Catoosa Chamber of Commerce, Cherokee Nation Healing to Wellness Court and most recently the Meals on Wheels Metro Tulsa.
Buzzard-Hamilton currently lives in Catoosa, OK with her husband Berbon Hamilton, Haskell alum and their daughter Harley and son Foster Hamilton. Haley is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and a member of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas.