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.

Board of Directors

President: Joseph Varro, DSRM National Bank/Valero

Vice President: Heather Johnson, New Mexico Bank & Trust

Secretary/Treasurer: Joe Trimble, Wells Fargo Banking

Voting Members

Brenda Begley, Clear Channel Outdoor 

Rick Brown, Westwind Landscape Construction

Mark Burkhard, Southwest Capital Bank

Shea Burrell, Student, Sandia High School

Abigail Craff, Student, Early College Academy

Brian Fairhurst, Target 

Tiffany Ficklin, Nusenda Credit Union

Carlos Fourzan, Entravision

Christopher Gonzales, Pepsico

Michael Jasso, MPJ Law Firm

Laurie Monfiletto, Community Member

Krista K. Parker, Cafeteria Plan Company

Alarie Ray-Garcia, Impronta

Julie Rowey, PNM

Shana Runck, City of Albuquerque

Jasy Shiparski, Technology Integration Group

Ronja Steinbach, Student, Albuquerque High School

Katrina Wagner, Sandia National Laboratories 

Christopher T. Woo, Intel

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