Daryl Melvin, P.E


Master of Science, Civil/Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, certificate and doctoral program

Activities & Affiliations

Professional Engineer, State of Arizona

National Society of Professional Engineers, Member

American College of Healthcare Executives, Member

Daryl Melvin, P.E.


Daryl has three decades of experience working with tribal nations, private entities and the public sector in healthcare, engineering, leadership, and infrastructure development. Daryl Melvin is passionate about protecting tribal sovereignty and providing tribes with the tools and expertise necessary to development and implement initiatives that are in alignment with their values resulting in stronger economies and healthy communities.

He established Melvin Consulting PLLC to provide tribes and tribal entities with strategy development, negotiation advisement and specialized technical assistance to effectively navigate the complexities within the fields of engineering, construction, healthcare and more. Melvin Consulting positions clients for success in meeting their core objectives and ensures negotiations with external agencies results in the most advantageous outcomes for the client. He is Hopi Roadrunner clan and born for the Navajo Coyote Pass clan.

Prior to establishing Melvin Consulting, Daryl held the position of Chief Executive Officer for numerous tribal hospitals and health centers with a focus on elevating the work of critical access hospitals and expanding the services of ambulatory centers. For example, Daryl negotiated a tribal alliance to secure $45 million from Federal sources for a new ambulatory health facility for Fort Yuma and was directly involved in constructing the Hopi Health Care Center, a critical access hospital. Additionally, he worked with the City of Flagstaff in Governmental Affairs and Community Development providing him with a deep understanding of how tribes can work across city, county and state legislative bodies to advance tribal interests. Daryl is a licensed Civil Engineer in the State of Arizona and a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service (ret.)

In leading diverse and complex organizations, Daryl was responsible for organizational budgets of over $38 million and for capital projects valued at $160 million. Additionally, he has extensive knowledge and experience in strategic and organizational management. This breadth of experience with tribes and governmental entities combined with his experience in the private sector, healthcare delivery and engineering provides clients with strong advocacy, planning and leadership to ensure desired and successful outcomes.