NHA Board of Commissioners

Tenant and Homebuyer Representative

Kerrie Begaye
Chairwoman

Kerrie Begaye, Member fills the position of Tenant Homebuyer Representative.   She is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Public Management. She returns to the Navajo Nation with years of experience in Human Resources, Business/Finance and Education Leadership.

“Yá’át’ééh shik’éí dóó shidine’é! Tábąąhá Nishłį́, Tótsohnii Bashishchiin, Mą’ii Deeshgiizhinii dashicheii, Tódích’íi’nii dashinalí. Kerrie Begaye yinishyé, Ho’yee (Steamboat) déé’ naashá Ákót’éego diné asdzáán Nishłį́. Its on honor to serve my Dine’ people as one of the commissioners. – Ahéhee’”

Licensed Professional Engineer Representative

Frankie Lee
Vice-Chairperson

Frankie Lee, Member fills the position of Licensed Professional Engineer. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado and a master’s in business administration from the University of Nebraska. Over the past 20 years, Lee has worked in engineering and construction fields for various organizations which include the Nebraska Department of Roads and the Massachusetts Highway Department. He has also worked for various engineering firms, but most recently as a self-employed engineering consultant. Frankie Lee is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of North Dakota

Business Management Representative

Derrith Watchman-Moore
Secretary/Treasurer

Derrith Watchman-Moore, Vice-Chairman is a former U.S. Housing & Urban Development and Environmental Protection Agency official. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. Watchman-Moore fills the position of the business management professional. Watchman-Moore is originally from Todilto (Navajo) New Mexico and graduated from Window Rock High School She was confirmed on May 25, 2017 to serve a four-year term.

 

“As a former HUD and EPA official, I certainly know a lot about Federal monitoring and compliance. I have participated in high-level discussions about performance issues of public housing or federal grantee performance issues. Any enforcement action requires careful review of the facts and accuracy in data interpretations. It was my job to enforce compliance with Federal regulations. I am approaching NHA with the same perspective and reviewed the latest HUD program monitoring report done in FY 2016 that shows only one finding for lack of efficient operation of 1937 act units. To be the largest Indian housing authority with one finding is a good indication that internal controls are maintained.”