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, 2018-2019

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

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

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

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

Yasine Armstrong '05 MA
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Roswell, NM

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

Doug Brown
Brown and Brown Ventures
Albuquerque, NM

Robert Calvani '71 BA
NCA Architects
Albuquerque, NM

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

Chad Cooper '01 MBA
Financial Advisor
Gateway Financial Advisors
Albuquerque, NM

Joe Dworak '09 BA, '13 JD
Deputy Director
State of New Mexico, Office of the Attorney General
Santa Fe, NM

Julia Gilroy '04 BA, '06 MA
Product Operations Specialist
Facebook, Inc.
Seattle, WA

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

Melissa C. Henry In-progress PhD
Student Regent
The University of New Mexico
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

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

Ryan Lindquist '98 BS, '01 MBA
Director of the Student Activities Center
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

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

Holley Mariani '09 BA, '17 JD
Project Management Supervisor
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM

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
AMM Consulting
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

Debbie Morris '77 BA, '90 MPA
Retired, Director of Student Activities Center
The University of New Mexico
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

Gus Pedrotty '17 BA
Technical Author and Research Analyst
Free Range Coworking Company
Albuquerque, NM

Jaymie Roybal '12 BA/BS, '16 JD
United States Senate
Washington, D.C.

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

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, 2018-2019

Dana Allen
Executive Director, UNM Alumni Association

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

Erica Krause-Munoz, ‘10
Representative, Young Alumni Chapter

Becka Myers
Student Representative
President, ASUNM

Boney Mutabazi
Student Representative, GPSA President

Executive Committee, 2018-2019

President: John Brown

Past-President: Harold Lavender

President-Elect: Alexis Tappan

Treasurer: Daniel Trujillo

Appointed Members: James Lewis. Rosalyn Nguyen, Jaymie Roybal, Chad Cooper, Jim Novak

Secretary: Dana Allen

For questions or more information:

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