Board of Directors

We Work for You! The UNM Alumni Association is governed by a national board of 37 members and four ex-officio members. The board is charged with guiding the Association to be a vital partner in the continued excellence of The University of New Mexico through the significant engagement of alumni. The entire board meets three times a year; the executive committee meets monthly.

Board of Directors, 2017-2018

Harold Lavender '69 BA, '75 JD
ABQid, Inc.
Albuquerque, NM

John Brown '72 BBA
President Elect
President & CEO
Silent Falcons UAS Tech.
Albuquerque, NM

James Lewis '77 MPA, '17 LHD
Past President
Retired, Former Treasurer
State of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Daniel Trujillo '07 BBA, '08 MACCT
CPA, Member-Director of Audit
Kubiak, Melton & Associates, LLC (KMA)
Albuquerque, NM

Garrett Adcock '15 BS
Student Regent
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Sandra K. Begay '87 BSCE
Indian Energy Program Lead
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM

Breda Bova '80 PhD
Special Assistant to the VP Athletics
UNM Athletics
Albuquerque, NM

Sophia Collaros '73 BA, '89 JD
Privacy Officer
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Albuquerque, NM

Bill Dolan '68 BA,'73 MPA
First National Bank of Rio Grande
Albuquerque, NM

Robert Doughty '98 JD
Doughty, Alcaraz and deGraauw PA
Albuquerque, NM

Veronica C. Garcia '74 BA, '80 MA, '03 EdD
Santa Fe Public Schools
Santa Fe, NM

Julia Gilroy '04 BA, '06 MA
JM Gilroy
Seattle, WA

Sydney Gunthorpe '97 BS '99 MA
VP, Academic Affairs
Central New Mexico Community College
Albuquerque, NM

Leslie Hoffman '99 BA, '09 MBA
LEH Consulting Group LLC
Albuquerque, NM

James King '72 JD
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Bradbury Stamm Construction
Albuquerque, NM

Dick Knipfing '76 BA
KRQE News Anchor
Albuquerque, NM

Ryan Lindquist '98 BS, '01 MBA
Associate Director
UNM Student Activities Center
Albuquerque, NM

Chris Lujan '05 BAA
Senior Associate
TSK Architects
Henderson, NV

Dolores Martinez '08 BA/BS
General Manager
Desert Sun Motors
Santa Fe, NM

Kendra Merritt Doyel '94 BS, '98 Pharm
Vice President
Human Relations
Ralphs Grocery Company & Food 4 Less/Food Co.
Costa Mesa, CA

Amy Miller '85 BA, '93 MPA
External Affairs Director
The Nature Conservancy's
New Mexico Chapter
Albuquerque, NM

Fred Mondragon '64 BS
Founder and President, Mondragon International; Former Cabinet Secretary, N.M. Economic Development Dept.; Honory Consul of Spain
Albuquerque, NM

Karen Moses '77 BA
Albuquerque Journal
Albuquerque, NM

Judith K. Nakamura '83 BA, '89 JD
Chief Justice,
State of New Mexico
Supreme Court
Albuquerque, NM

Rosalyn Nguyen '03 BBA, '07 MBA, '07 JD
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Albuquerque, NM

Tim Nisly '05 BBA, '08 MBA
CEO, Sinc
Founder, TEDxABQ
Albuquerque, NM

Jim Novak '96 MBA
Senior Manager
Cyber Intelligence Research
Sandia National Labs
Albuquerque, NM

P. Michael Padilla '03 BBA, '07 MBA
Sarbanes Oxley Compliance
Hilton Grand Vacations
Windermere, FL

Lorii Rabinowitz '94 BS
Executive Director
Denver Center for Arts & Technology
Denver, CO

Henry Rivera '68 BA, '73 JD
Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Former FCC Commissioner
Santa Fe, NM

Jaymie Roybal '12 BA/BS, '16 JD
N.M. Court of Appeals
Albuquerque, NM

Terri Salazar '67 BS
New Mexico Arts Commission
Albuquerque, NM

Mike Silva '95 BA
Co-founder, Albuquerque Tourism &
Sightseeing Factory
Founder, Rude Boy Cookies
Albuquerque, NM

Alexis Tappan '99 BA, '17 MA
AKT Communications
Albuquerque, NM

Apollonia Trujillo Gallegos '08 BA
Managing Director of Recruitment Early Engagement
Teach for America
San Diego, CA

Jacob Wellman '13 BA
Vivid Economics
London, England

Ex Officio Members, 2017-2018

Dana Allen
Executive Director, UNM Alumni Association

Laurie Moye, '74 BUS, '82 MCRP
Chairman of the Board, UNM Foundation

Joe Dworak, '09 BA, '13 JD
Representative, Young Alumni Chapter

Noah Brooks
Student Representative
President, ASUNM

Alaa Elmaoued
President, GBA
Student Representative, GPSA President

Executive Committee, 2017-2018

President: Harold Lavender

Past-President: James Lewis

President-Elect: John Brown

Treasurer: Daniel Trujillo

Appointed Members: Sandra Begay, Bill Dolan, Rosalyn Nguyen, Henry Rivera, Alexis Tappan

Secretary: Dana Allen

For questions or more information:

Alumni Relations Office
O: 505-277-5808
800-ALUM-UNM (258-6866)