About Us

Rides Over Mountains is the English translation of Brenda's Cherokee name.  The company was developed in 1998 to provide consulting services to increase research and evaluation of public service projects. Priority projects are those that in some way support culture and quality of life for American Indians and other diverse populations in the United States.


Brenda and Greg

We are uniquely positioned to provide technical assistance and capacity building for evaluation efforts covering health, education, communications and community outcomes. We are committed to Community Based Participatory Research and our results are at the forefront of scientific efforts for program evaluation. We have worked with all of the major populations in the US with special expertise in African American, Latino, Asian American and American Indian populations.

Rides Over Mountains is a small company that takes on 3-4 projects each year ensuring that our clients have their priorities at the top of our agenda. With over 30 years experience in different forms of evaluation, we can assist you in strategically getting the most and most informative data with the least effort. We are linked to senior professionals across the United States to further increase your network of interested professionals. Linking organizations to universities and other partners may provide additional resources and new ideas to consider.

Focus areas include communications, health, education and cultural competency.

Sample Funded Projects, 2012:

Centers for Excellence in American Indian and Alaska Native Health, University of Colorado, Denver for 3 tasks:

Temple University, Center for Asian Health for 1 task:

Founder and Consultant

Brenda F. Seals, PhD, MPH, MA, Founder, RIDES OVER MOUNTAINS

Brenda F. Seals serves on National, Regional and State advisory and task forces related to cancer and Native American health issues. Dr. Seals serves on numerous CDC and NIH review panels and actively presents and publishes on programmatic successes and lessons learned with over 70 publications and 120 presentations. Click HERE for more information on Dr. Seals.