About Vahan Setyan
Although he began his career in banking during his college years, Dr. Setyan found himself drawn to the healthcare industry after helping to manage a client’s healthcare facility. At 26, he became the youngest Program Director in a state-funded healthcare program for seniors in California, a position in which he served from 2006 to 2010. During the 2009 to 2010 school year, Dr. Setyan also served as a faculty member with the University of Riverside School of Management.
Over the years, Dr. Setyan gained valuable expertise in the healthcare management field, serving in various high-level positions in post-acute healthcare organizations across California and Arizona. He became the first organization in U.S. and tribal history to implement hospice and palliative care services on tribal lands under a presidential mandate and became the first non-native in U.S. history to be an appointed tribal authorized agent and official, addressing healthcare and economic development initiatives in Native Country. He also established the first native-woman owned and operated healthcare billing company. He is also Chief Executive Officer and Founder of MedCen, Palliation Collaborative, and Dovin Advisors. He is a Board Member of a tribal non-profit organization that raises suicide prevention awareness and healthcare reform and the Director of Government Affairs at American Indian Agriculture Bureau.
An expert in his field, Dr. Setyan earned a Bachelor of Science in finance and economics from California State University, Los Angeles in 2012, continuing toward his graduate and post-graduate studies in industrial and organizational psychology. Dr. Setyan received an honorary membership through Psi Chi, as well as an Elite American Executive Award from the National Council of American Executives in 2014, and a Top 100 Healthcare Leaders Award from the International Forum on Healthcare in 2019 and 2020.
Dr. Setyan is an avid public speaker and lecturer. He has appeared as a guest in numerous television and radio show invites including Red Ice Creations, Hay Tun, and Jimmy Church Live, and interviewed by experts in their fields. He runs his own show called Talking Points, where he invites people of authority and expertise from all industries for discussions and insights. He has published academic and research-oriented work on varied topics including ancient languages and world history, hemp, Native American affairs, financial incentives, and teamwork efficacy. He currently holds an international diplomatic immunity status with the aim to establish International Political Diplomatic Peace Mission, International Economic Relations and Cultural Preservation. He is also a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.