Kim Russell

Kim Russell

Kim Russell

Executive Director | Navajo Department of Health

Kim Russell is of the Bitter Water People, born for the Tangle People. Her maternal grandfathers are of the Coyote Pass Clan and her paternal grandfathers are of the Bitter Water People.  Ms. Russell is from Chinle, Arizona and a citizen of the Navajo Nation. Ms. Russell is the Executive Director of the Navajo Department of Health. She leads a sovereign tribal health department for the biggest tribal reservation in the United States. Kim has worked with Tribes, Tribal Organizations, the Indian Health Service, and Urban Indian Health Programs to advance their health agendas and priorities her entire career. Ms. Russell received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Health Administration. Kim enjoys spending time with family and her puppy nephews and nieces, and traveling.