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Diana "DeDe" Yazzie Devine

For the past 43 years DeDe has served as the CEO of Native American Connections. Her commitment to housing and behavioral health, while integrating Native American Culture and traditional healing practices has resulted in her recognition as an esteemed leader in Native health. The grandmothers, the mothers, the aunties, and daughters are the backbone of the native culture. They are the decision makers and DeDe understands these age-old traditions. She has created wrap around services to help address alcohol and drug recovery, breaking the cycle of abuse and addiction, healing from trauma and abuse while providing senior housing, and the only emergency shelter for homeless
youth in Maricopa County. DeDe’s commitment to her calling has provided immeasurable help and healing to the quiet souls in our Native American community.

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