P O Box 4980
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer of the Navajo Housing Authority (NHA), Mr. Dougall 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.
Dougall holds a Master of Science in Economics from Anderson University and a Masters of Arts in History from Silliman University. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from the University of Natal.
As a well-respected and recognized leader in Tribal housing, Dougall brings to the table 27 years of tribal housing and real estate development experience. Most recently, Dougall served as Executive Director with the Yakama Nation Housing Authority in Wapato Washington from 2015 – 2018. Prior he worked for the Bishop Paiute Tribe serving as the Director for Housing & Community Development as well as the Director of Public Works from (2013 – 2015).
With a strong background in project management and construction some of Dougall major successes include; completing a project for the Waikoloa Workforce Housing which included 1200 residential units, community facility district, community building, school and three community parks, at the cost of $650 million. In his early career, while working with the Bishop Paiute Tribe, Dougall was instrumental in the completion, development and construction of 20 new HUD Title VI homes, 3 new BIA Roads, 1 radio station tower and an IHS water-line.
Among other expertise, Dougall also has extensive knowledge in mixed financing solutions such as Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LITHC). While with the Yakama Nation Housing Authority Dougall completed and executed two successful LITHC applications, one in the amount of $15 million awarded in 2016 and the other for $10 million awarded in 2017.
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.
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.