Wahleah Johns is a member of the Navajo (Dine) tribe and comes from the community of Forest Lake, Arizona atop Black Mesa. As co-founder and executive director of Native Renewables, she helps empower Native American families to achieve energy independence by growing renewable energy capacity and affordable access to off-grid power.
Johns has over 15 years of community organizing for water protection, economic and environmental justice. Her work with the Black Mesa Water Coalition and Navajo Green Economy Coalition has led to groundbreaking legislative victories for groundwater protection, green jobs, and environmental justice. In 2019, she was awarded the Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship.