Dr. Joseph Giovannetti

Dr. Joseph GiovannettiDr. Joseph Giovannetti, Council Member

Phone: 707-218-6569
Term: 2019 to 2022
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About the Member

Joseph is the son of Mercedes Jean Whipple and grandson of Delmar John Whipple and Evelyn Viola Baird. Dr. Giovannetti is a tribal psychologist ethno historian, and a professor of Native American Studies. Joseph recently retired as a professor of Native Studies at Humboldt State University after 24 years. He holds a PhD in psychology from Sierra University. He is a regent for the California Tribal College in Woodland, California. He serves on the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Enrollment, Education, and Tribal Court Committees as well as the UIHS Board of Directors. Joseph and his wife Carla are parents to two tribal citizens; Grant Giovannetti and Stephanie Kasinger. They have ten grandchildren. Joseph is an active singer in the Tolowa language and mentor of culture and philosophy.