Board Member

Terrelene Massey

Terrelene Massey is the Executive Director of the Southwest Women’s Law Center and the former Executive Director of the Navajo Division of Social Services. Prior to her appointment with the Navajo Nation, Terrelene was employed as an attorney at Johnson Barnhouse & Keegan, LLP, in Albuquerque. She also served as a staff attorney at New Mexico Legal Aid, Inc., where she provided legal services to low income clients regarding federal Indian law, family law, and tribal law matters. Terrelene has also served as the Tribal Liaison for the New Mexico Human Services Department and as the Associate Director of Honoring Nations at the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at Harvard University. Terrelene holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. She is licensed to practice law in New Mexico and the Navajo Nation. Terrelene is originally from Pinon, Arizona and is a tribal member of the Navajo Nation.

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