OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Maternal Clan: Nah Naash Teshzi Tachiini, Paternal Clan: Tó dikozhi, Maternal Grandfather’s Clan: Haana ghani, Paternal Grandfather’s Clan: Kiyah annii. Originally from Oak Springs, Arizona, Navajo Nation, I am currently employed with the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch as a Health & Safety Advisor. As a former member of the 22nd and 23rd Navajo Nation Council, I served as the Chair of the Health, Education and Human Services Committee. Through this position, I ignited a passion and interest in addressing the health disparities that hinder today’s society; I believe there is a need to establish walking/running trails to encourage and provide a safe and adequate means of exercise. This would not address the situation in its entirety but promote a healthier and more active lifestyle for the Navajo Nation. Being on the Navajo Nation Council’s Health Education and Human Services Committee made me realize there is a great need for youth awareness and raising technological accessibility in K-12 education and beyond. I advocate for this and many more important issues as a New Mexico Indian Education Committee member to the State of New Mexico’s Education Department. I want the best for our children and the opportunities that I help provide may help grow our future community leaders. It was with this in mind that after a decade away, I returned to school to complete my college education. It was challenging, but I approached it with an open mind and a willingness to learn and within a few short months, I graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in Animal Science. Now, I’ve utilized my knowledge and degree to start a small business in breeding and raising quarter horses and soon, Corgi dogs. I have always had a passion for equine and canine animals and now with my animal science degree, I can put into practice animal health and nutrition with genetic selection for quality not quantity.
My name is Charlotte Rieck. I have 2 children that are grown and working various jobs and staying safe from this Pandemic. We live in Wheatfield, AZ and are trying our hands at Ranching and Farming. I have been a NTCDC Board Member for the past 5 years. My professional background has been in htribal housing for the past 10 years, and recently made a change to go into the Healthcare Industry. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration, a Master's in Healthcare Administration and a Master's in Philosophy. My work experience has been in the housing industry as a Risk Manager, Safety Officer, an Administrative Officer. In the Healthcare Industry, I am working as a Compliance/Performance Officer for a Critical Access Hospital.
Mr. Blackhorse is a Registered Investment Advisor. Mr. Blackhorse received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Arizona State University and his MBA from Ohio University. Delmar is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.
WILLIE TRACY, JR
Ya’ah’teeh! Joan Todecheenie is an Arizonian girl born and raised on the Navajo reservation in a small town called Tuba City. Joan has completed her education through NAU’s Extended Campus on-line program with a bachelor’s Degree in interdisciplinary studies in Public Administration, with an emphasis In Human Resources. She was a scholarship recipient of the 2015 WIA, 2015 NOVA foundation, 2013 Colorado Indian Education Foundation, 2005 AZ Governor Education, and 1999 AZ UI Education scholarship. She has over ten years of direct Human Resources discipline beginning with a non-for-profit organization as their Human Resources Director. She serves as a School Board member and continues to give back to her community with her generosity and knowledge as a public servant. Joan has gained many work experiences serving the Veteran Affairs Administration NAHASDA program providing VA Homes for Western Navajo Agency and gained other related experiences as a Mental Health Technician-Navajo Nation Behavioral Health, Police Dispatcher- Navajo Nation Law Enforcement, Executive Secretary-State Public School, Grant Schools and NAU. Joan brings many skills to any public servant position she puts her mind too.