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Board of Directors

The Foundation has a big volunteer board with a long reach. Our volunteer board represents big business and small, family owned-firms, and has ties to almost every part of our community. We even have APS students who are full voting members. But mostly, we have passion. Our board cares -- and puts in sweat equity to help make the Foundation great.

Joseph Varro, DSRM National Bank/Valero
Vice President: Heather Johnson, New Mexico Bank & Trust
Secretary/Treasurer: Joe Trimble, Wells Fargo Banking

Voting Members:
Joseph Barbara, Student, Atrisco Heritage Academy High School
Rick Brown, Westwind Landscape Construction
Julio Chavez, Student, Rio Grande High School
Arellana Cordero, Southwest Capital Bank
Ron Eppes, Intel
Brian Fairhurst, Target
Tammy Grady Thornton, Raylee Homes: A New Generation
Christopher Gonzales, Pepsico
Michael Jasso, Guebert Bruckner PC, Attorneys
Bert Parnall, Parnall Law
Alarie Ray-Garcia, Impronta
Shana Runck, Nusenda Federal Credit Union
Jasy Shiparski, Technology Integration Group
Ronja Steinbach, Student, Albuquerque High School
Katrina Wagner, Sandia National Laboratories

Non-Voting Emeritus Members
Jon Barela, Emeritus, The Borderplex Alliance
Dale Dekker, Emeritus, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Non-Voting Ex-Officio Members
Dr. David Peercy, APS Board of Education
Raquel Reedy, Superintendent, Albuquerque Public Schools
Monica Armenta, Executive Director, APS Communications
Ellen Bernstein, President, Albuquerque Teachers Federation

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APS Education Foundation News
Hall of Honor Inductees Announced
Longtime teacher and administrator Mary Ann Anderson and former Deputy Chief Mark Shea will be recognized at the Gold Bar Gala on April 27.
Officers Elected & New Members Join Foundation Board
Thanks to four directors who are terming off after six years of service.
Nearly $100,000 Goes to Teachers through Horizon Awards
The annual awards sponsored by the APS Education Foundation go to innovative projects in fine arts, STEM and literacy.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25704 Albuquerque NM 87125-0704

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 630 East Albuquerque 87110 Map

Phone: (505) 881-0841
Fax: (505) 872-8861

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