Tina Gray is a Diné woman from Kayenta, AZ., where she was raised in a traditional setting surrounded by traditional family values. After she graduated from Monument Valley High School, she was on a mission to give back to her community and her people. She completed her education with a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, a Bachelor’s in Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University and two Associates degrees from Diné College in Social Work and Social Behavioral Sciences.
Tina gained knowledge and experience from positions at Children Youth and Families as a Placement Worker, facilitating group work in mental health at San Juan Regional Medical Center Behavioral Health Unit, providing psycho-education to domestic violence survivors and perpetrators with the Family Crisis Center, and addressing substance abuse issues with Department of Behavioral Health in Shiprock, NM.
Tina is currently the Project Coordinator for the Navajo Youth Builders Coalition whose mission is to eradicate illegal substances and underage drinking on the Navajo Nation. She is Capacity Builders’ Grant Manager of the Navajo Youth Builders Teen Outreach Program which implements Wyman TOP®’s positive youth development curriculum in Aztec’s Kinteel Residential Campus. Tina is also a Project Manager of the Second Chance Young Fathers Project in the Navajo Nation Correctional facilities in Chinle AZ, Crownpoint NM, Kayenta AZ, and Tuba City AZ, where the backbone of this program is the Fatherhood is Sacred and Linking Generations by Strengthening Relationships curricula.
Jody is Naakaii Dine’é (Mexican Clan), born for Táchii’nii (Red-Running-Into-The-Water Clan). Hooghan Łaní (Many Hogans Clan) is her maternal grandfather’s clan and the ‘Áshįįí (Salt People) is her paternal grandfather’s clan.
In the spring of 2016, she graduated from Fort Lewis College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies and a minor Native American Indigenous Studies. After graduation, Jody moved back to her hometown, Shiprock, NM, to work with adolescent youth and their parents.
To this day, she is the Assistant Director at Capacity Builders, Inc. Jody is also certified as Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor and does monthly trainings with her colleagues. She is passionate about her community, environment, and Diné culture and traditions. During her free time, she loves to read, cook/bake, walk and cuddle with her dog.
Eudora Redhouse is the Project Manager of the Youth Builders Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program at Capacity Builders, Inc. (CBI) in Farmington, New Mexico. Eudora brings years of hands-on experience in delivering evidence-based, medically accurate teen pregnancy prevention programming, particularly with the Native STAND-Students Together Against Negative Decisions curriculum.
In 2015, Eudora became a Native STAND Certified Educator through the Oregon Health and Science University and the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and has successfully implemented three Native STAND programs at the Flagstaff Bordertown Dormitory and the Reach UR Life Youth Council at Native Americans for Community Action, Inc. in Flagstaff, Arizona. Upon joining Capacity Builders, Inc., Redhouse was instrumental in the process of assuring the Native STAND curriculum contained medically accurate information and data and focused on positive youth development and abstinence while incorporating various intertribal culture and tradition.
Redhouse served as the lead trainer and extensively trained three CBI Prevention Educators to become Certified Educators of Native STAND. Redhouse holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health with a minor in Indigenous Health Studies from Northern Arizona University and continues to provide the following trainings: Youth Mental Health First Aid, SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone, and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.