Natasha K. Hale

Director of Native American Partnerships, Catena Foundation

About Natasha K. Hale

Natasha is Navajo and Saudi Arabian and was born and raised on the Navajo Nation. She is from the community of Twin Lakes, NM and currently lives in Corrales, NM with her husband, dogs, cats, sheep, and peacocks.

She is the Director of Native American Partnerships for the Catena Foundation. Before joining the Catena Foundation, Natasha was a program officer for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation where she was responsible for leading an economic equity portfolio in New Mexico with a focus on working with sovereign tribal nations.

Natasha also served as a Director for the Grand Canyon Trust based in Flagstaff, AZ where she co-founded Change Labs, an incubator designed to support social entrepreneurs as they navigate processes and obstacles to launching their businesses in tribal communities.

She played a critical role in the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument and was appointed by the Tribal Coalition to play a key role in executing their national campaign. Hale served as Interim Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition Executive Director and is a co-founder of the Colorado Plateau Foundation. Hale has also served as a politically appointed legislative staff assistant at the Navajo Nation Office of the Speaker, where she advised and guided public policy decisions in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.