Executive Office

Executive Office

Contact Information

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

Aneva J. Yazzie
Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of the Navajo Housing Authority (NHA), Ms. Yazzie 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. Yazzie is a full-blood member of the Navajo (Diné) Nation. She is an Industrial Engineer by educational profession and has worked 10 years as a private engineering/management consultant for native and urban communities
in the affordable housing arena, combined with 14 years of prior public sector work with the Department of HUD and Department of Interior. She also worked two years with the Arizona State Department of Housing under the former Governor Janet Napolitano, managing state housing trust funds and low income housing tax credit financing for needed projects in rural and urban communities.

Marlene J. Lynch
Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Marlene A. Lynch is responsible for NHA’s financial direction. She overlooks several departments including; finance, accounting, treasury, capital acquisitions, capital allocations, and grants management. Her experience includes: City of Farmington – Administrative Services Director/City Treasurer Navajo Tribal Utility Authority – Financial Manager

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.

Priscilla Tsinijine
Chief Operating Officer

Mrs. Priscilla Tsinijine serves as the Chief Operating Officer overseeing the authority’s Operations Branch. The branch is the largest of NHA’s four branches, with a combined staff of approximately 200 permanent and temporary employees, which are 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 Facilities and Fleet Management.