Kurt Begaye (He/Him)
Title: Capacity Building Specialist for the Community Health Education and Resiliency Program
Organization: Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board
Bio: Kurt Begaye, Hashk’ááhadzohí (Yucca Strung Out on a Line Clan), born for Tó’aheedliinii (Water Flow Together Clan), is Diné originally from Chinle, Arizona and currently resides in Albuquerque New Mexico.
He is the Capacity Building Specialist for the Community Health Education and Resiliency Program at the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc. Previously, he was the Director of Training & Technical Assistance with the Southwest Indigenous Women’s Coalition, and prior to that served as a Capacity Building Assistance Specialist II first with the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center in Oakland, CA, then with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum in San Francisco, CA.
Kurt has an extensive background in HIV education, prevention, testing, and capacity building assistance. He has worked with many tribes, people of color-serving non-profit organizations, universities, and health departments across the country. Along with his direct service and capacity building background, Kurt also is a facilitator and trainer in multiple HIV evidence-based behavior interventions through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Kurt is a founding member of the National Native HIV Network and currently serves as Co-Coordinator. He has served on the Circle of Harmony Planning Committee since 2015.
Tribal Affiliation: Diné