Jon Driskell joins NB3 Foundation as new Chief Operating Officer

Founder and principal of Explore! Community School brings experience and passion for youth development

The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation is excited to announce and welcome Jon Driskell as its new chief operating officer (COO). Driskell is an innovative leader, teacher, and coach with proven results in education, youth development and program management. He began his career in education as a special education teacher in Cubero, N.M. and is thrilled to return to the state and help advance the work of the NB3 Foundation.

Driskell has worked in youth education and development, trained and supported teachers for the national nonprofit TNTP, served as an educator in Cartagena, Colombia, and is the founder and former principal of Explore! Community School in Nashville, Tenn.

As COO, he will oversee internal affairs, manage new and existing programs and initiatives and support fundraising for the organization.

“I am thrilled to bring an experienced leader and educator onto the team. Jon brings depth of knowledge, passion and youth experience to our work, strengthening our ability to advance our mission and champion children’s health,” said Justin Huenemann, president and CEO.

“I am excited to join the dynamic, joyful, committed team that is doing such important work. I am particularly looking forward to supporting opportunities for Native American youth and communities,” said Driskell.

Driskell is committed to social justice, community-informed programming, and opportunities for youth to lead healthy, fulfilling lives. When not at work, Driskell enjoys exploring nature, riding his bicycle, trail running, hiking, camping and reading.


About Notah Begay III Foundation
The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation is a national, award-winning Native-led nonprofit dedicated to improving Native American children’s health. Each day, thousands of Native youth wake up facing significant health challenges and barriers to living full lives. The good news is that most are preventable and together we are changing this reality.
NB3 Foundation is changing the lives of Native American children by supporting and funding Native-driven, culturally centered programs and by providing direct opportunities for Native youth to live healthy, active lives. We believe that success must be driven at the local level and focus on holistic prevention, including child, family and community. To learn more about the NB3 Foundation, please visit at: