The Navajo Division of Social Services Executive Administration Office, under the direction of Deannah Neswood-Gishey, Executive Director, is located within the Navajo Nation Government Executive Branch. The Executive Administration Office comprises of Financial Management, Information Technology, Administrative Support, and Contract & Compliance section. The purpose of the Executive Administration Office is to implement the Navajo Nation’s policies to ensure that essential social services are available to needy families and individuals living on or near the Navajo Nation and to others, where mandated by statues and regulations.
The Delegated Division Director through the Executive Administration Office shall ensure that social (human) services are provided and are consistent with professional social work ethics, values, and in accordance with Navajo cultural values and traditions. The Delegated Division Director shall ensure that the services provided would help to reduce and alleviate hardship and have the ultimate purpose of contributing to Navajo self-sufficiency. The Delegated Division Director shall serve as an advocate for clients, special target groups and develop social services priorities, needs and/or issues.