Hope MacDonald LoneTree

Hope MacDonald LoneTree, Deputy Commissioner, Administration for Native Americans (ANA), Administration for Children & Families (ACF) — As ANA Deputy Commissioner, Ms. MacDonald LoneTree manages a nation-wide discretionary grant program. Previously, Ms. MacDonald LoneTree served her people through the Office of the Speaker, 24th Navajo Nation Council on special projects and initiatives that included public safety, public health, and veterans. She has provided expert analysis and guidance as a Tribal Relations Advisor for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) where she worked with Tribal leaders and their communities on criminal justice issues. Her wealth of knowledge and experience in Tribal and government affairs was instrumental during her two, four-year terms as a Councilwoman on the 20th and 21st Navajo Nation Councils.

During her terms as a Councilwoman, Ms. MacDonald LoneTree served on numerous committees and subcommittees and broke the gender barrier by being the first woman elected to lead the Public Safety Committee of the Navajo Nation Council. Soon thereafter she was elected by her Tribal leader peers to co-chair DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs Tribal Justice Advisory Group. In 2010, she served on the U.S. Attorney General’s Tribal Nations Leadership Council continuing her advocacy for victims of crime, restorative justice, and improving federal response.

Hope was the first Native American to be elected to the executive board and to serve as Vice President of the National Foundation for Women Legislators. She has received numerous public service recognitions and honors including the 2013 Elected Woman of Excellence from the National Foundation for Women Legislators and Arizona Citizen of the Year from the National Association of Social Workers. She is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.