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Meet the APS Education Foundation 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, the Albuquerque community and has ties to almost every part of our city. 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.

APS Foundation Board of Directors 2023-2024


  • Adrian ChavezPresident
    Adrian Chavez
  • Brenda BegleyVice President
    Brenda Begley
    Clear Channel Outdoor
  • Jeff CainTreasurer
    Jeff Cain
    Rio Grande Credit Union

Voting Members

      • Leola AdamsLeola Adams
        Hub Southwest
      • Rhiann AtencioRhiann Atencio
        Alliance Data Systems
      • Marlene BacaMarlene Baca
        Blue Cross & Blue Shield of New Mexico
      • Jared BlaschkeJared Blaschke
        TLC Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical
      • Mark BurkhardMark Burkhard
        Southwest Capital Bank
      • Edward CalabazaEdward Calabaza
        Calabaza Consultants, LLC
      • Vicki DeVigneVicki DeVigne
        Oasis Albuquerque
      • Katie ElliotKatie Elliot
        B&D Industries, Inc.
      • Carlos FourzanCarlos Fourzan
      • Domnic GonzalesDominic Gonzales
        Wells Fargo
      • Anjali HarvilleAnjali Harville
        Sandia High School
      • Michelle HeckrothMichelle Heckroth
        Bank of Albuquerque
      • Howie KaibelHowie Kaibel
        M'Tucci's Restaurants
      • Paula MaesPaula Maes
        New Mexico Broadcasters Association
      • Diana MontoyaDiana Montoya
        Community Member
      • Amy NigrelliAmy Nigrelli
        Nusenda Credit Union
      • Krista Koss ParkerKrista Koss Parker
        Cafeteria Plan Company
      • Julianne PharesJulianne Phares
      • Luis QuinonesLuis Quinones
        Lakeshore Learning
      • Alarie Ray-GarciaAlarie Ray-Garcia
      • Josh RobisonJosh Robinson
        Sandia High School
      • Rachel RomeroRachel Romero
      • Julie RoweyJulie Rowey
      • Shauna ShannonShauna Shannon
        New Mexico Bank & Trust
      • Tony SpratleyTony Spratley
        Genus Law Group
      • Joe VarroJoe Varro, Jr.
        DSRM National Bank/Valero
      • Katrina WagnerKatrina Wagner
        Sandia National Laboratories
      • Ava WeinbergAva Weinberg
        La Cueva High School

Non-Voting Emeritus Members

      • Jon Barela - The Borderplex Alliance
      • Dale Dekker - Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Non-Voting Ex-Officio Members

      • Yolanda Montoya Cordova - President, APS Board of Education
      • Scott Elder - Superintendent, Albuquerque Public Schools
      • Monica Armenta - Executive Director, APS Communications
      • Ellen Bernstein - President, Albuquerque Teachers Federation

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