Navajo Nation Judicial Branch Judicial Districts of Alamo, To’Hajiilee, Crownpoint and Pueblo Pintado
Regina Begay-Roanhorse is a U.S. Army Veteran (CPT, OD) and presently works for the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch as a Court Administrator for To’Hajiilee Judicial District. She develops programs and specialty court or problem-solving courts for the Judicial Branch. She also writes grants for the Navajo Nation justice systems, the Canoncito Band of Navajo Health Center, and Navajo Department of Information Technology. She is a licensed member of the Navajo Nation Bar Association and has worked for thirty years as a Tribal Court advocate (1991–2022). She also worked for DNA Legal Services, prosecutor’s office (1992–2000), private counsel, New Mexico Indian Affairs Department, and New Mexico Voices for Children working on issues related to suicide prevention, mental health, and drug addiction. She received her master of legal studies degree in health care law from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2019. She received an honor graduate distinction at her 1987 U.S. Army Officer Basic Course for leadership. Her father is Thomas H. Begay, Navajo Code Talker, U.S. Marines (World War II), and U.S. Army Frozen Chosin survivor (Korea). Her brothers all served in the U.S. Army. In 2008, she received the New Mexico Public Health Association’s award for the advocate of the year and the 2008 Volunteer Advocate of the Year award from the New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative, which are statewide honors for organizations or people committed to improving behavioral health services in New Mexico.