Savannah Gene, M.S., CHES (She/Her/Hers)
Title: Program Director
Organization: Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board
Bio: Savannah Gene is a proud member of the Diné Nation. She is Totsóhnii (Big Water Clan), born for Hashk’áánhadzohí (Yucca Fruit Strung Out in a Line Clan). Her maternal grandfathers are Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle People Clan) and her paternal grandfathers are Tł’izíłání (Many Goats Clan). She is originally from Pinon, Arizona and currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Savannah is currently the Program Director at the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board. She received a Master of Science in Community Health Education from the University of New Mexico. She has over 7 years of experience in the field of youth engagement in tribal communities, HIV/AIDS prevention education, specifically assisting in adapting an evidence-based intervention for Native American youth, HIV testing and counseling, and training of facilitators for ¡Cuídate! and the adapted interventions. Additionally, Savannah serves as the co-chair of the NM Community Planning and Action Group Southwest Indigenous Initiative. Savannah is a Technology of Participation Facilitator and loves engaging with the community using these methods. When her introvert energy is drained, she enjoys reading and watching tiny house or budgeting YouTube videos. Sometimes, she plays Minecraft Dungeons and Animal Crossing with her 10-year-old son, Ethan.
Tribal Affiliation: Diné