Executive Office

Executive Office

Contact Information

P O Box 4980
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Phone: 928-871-2600

Roberta Roberts
Interim Chief Executive Officer

As Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Navajo Housing Authority (NHA), Ms. Roberts is responsible for operating and managing a public housing stock of approximately 8,500 residential units, 29 administrative buildings, and the compliance oversight of 52 subrecipient housing providers
receiving Indian Housing Block Grant funds. Ms. Roberts is a full-blood member of the Navajo (Diné) Nation.

Ms. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. She began her career in housing at NHA in 1992. She also served as NHA Occupancy Specialist, Collections Officer and Procurement Buyer until 1998. Then from 2001 to 2003, she served as Southern Ute Housing Authority Executive Director. She then worked for Navajo Tribal Utility Authority from 2004 to 2011. In February 2011, she returned to NHA in the Government & Public Relations Director position.

Ms. Roberts is Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House), and born for Tódích’íi’nii (Bitter Water). She is originally from Naschitti, NM. Her maternal grandfather clan is Táchii’nii (Red Running Into the Water) and her paternal grandfather clan is Tsé Deeshgizhnii (Rock Gap).

Cathy Long
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Cathy Long is responsible for NHA’s financial direction. She overlooks several departments including; finance, accounting, treasury, capital acquisitions, capital allocations, and grants management.

Norman D. Benally
Chief Administrative Officer

Norman Benally was recently appointed to the Navajo Housing Authority’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) position. As the CAO, he is responsible for the organization’s overall administrative processes and procedures. He manages the following departments; Human Resources, Information Technology, Procurement, Records, Risk Management, and Occupational Health & Safety Section.

Norman recently retired from BHP Billiton after 43 years of employment. BHP Billiton owns and operates coal mining activities in Farmington, New Mexico.

Dwayne Waseta
Chief Operations Officer

As the Chief Operations Officer, Dwayne Waseta is responsible of the Operations Branch, which is the largest of NHA’s four branches, with a combined staff of approximately 200 permanent and temporary employees. He is responsible for the organization’s daily operations. The following divisions each with sub-departments operate within the operations branch; Development and Construction Services, Housing Management, and Housing Maintenance

Dwayne, began his career in housing at NHA in 2003 and during his years with the organization, he has held several management roles including Realty Supervisor, Division of Director of Construction Service and Interim Chief Operations Officer. He has over 25 years of experience in Historic Preservation, Facility Management, Planning and Construction with the Navajo Nation and Bureau Of Indian Affairs.