The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation announced in June that Cathy Newby, a member of the Diné (Navajo) Nation, is the foundation’s new board of directors chair. Newby is the manager of tribal affairs for the PNM Governmental Affairs Department, New Mexico’s largest electricity provider that serves more than 500,000 New Mexico residential and business customers. The NB3 Foundation’s mission is to reduce childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes among Native American youth.
“The NB3 Foundation is honored to welcome Cathy to this leadership role on the board of directors,” said NB3 Foundation President and CEO Justin Kii Huenemann. “Cathy knows New Mexico, tribes and Native communities well and has deep roots within the communities to help the Foundation continue to grow locally and nationally.”
Newby has a bachelor’s in communications and journalism from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico. She grew up on the Navajo Nation in Tohatchi, New Mexico.