Who We Are

About Us

About Us

Who We Are

Meet the People of Albuquerque Community Foundation

We are the people who are proud to partner with our community to make a difference.

Staff

We employ a small, highly skilled staff with two things in common:

  • A passionate belief in the Albuquerque community and in the power of local people to achieve a brighter future
  • A commitment to personally collaborate with our donors and organizations using the most effective and financially prudent approach available

With extensive knowledge of Albuquerque and its changing needs, our staff members are partners with you in your charitable and community goals.

Meet Our Staff
Jeff Car headshot

Jeff Carr

Finance & HR Senior Associate
Bio

Clarissa Earl

Communications & Events Associate
Bio
Dominic Garcia

Dominic Garcia

Scholarship & Grants Associate
Bio

Danielle Griego

Governance Associate
Bio
Khia Griffis headshot

Khia Griffis

Community Impact Director
Bio
Kate Leung

Kate Leung

Donor Development Senior Associate
Bio
Marisa Magallanez

Marisa Magallanez

Vice President of Strategy & Equity
Bio
Juaquin Moya

Juaquin Moya

Vice President of Philanthropic Advising
Bio
Sandy Mwei

Sandy Mwei

Donor Relations Senior Associate
Bio
Denise Nava

Denise Nava Wyrick

Marketing & Communications Director
Bio
Calle Poindexter

Calle Poindexter-Hayes

Special Events Projects Manager
Bio
Tiffany Rawls

Tiffany Rawls

Finance Director
Bio
Randy Royster

Randy Royster

President & CEO
Bio
Karen Schoepke

Karen Schoepke

Senior Administrative Associate
Bio
Letisha Spencer

Letisha Spencer

Grants Associate
Bio
Nick Williams

Nick Williams

CFO
Bio

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is composed of investment professionals, small business owners, community leaders, foundation directors and corporate CEOs who share one central goal: to fortify the well-being of the Albuquerque community.

The Board of Trustees governs the organization, establishes policy, collaborates with staff to set priorities and approves grant recommendations. All members are volunteers and invited to serve by the Foundation’s Trusteeship Committee. Trustees serve three-year terms.

Foundation trustees are extraordinarily committed to building a strong community and are an active partner in our work at the Foundation.

Meet Our Trustees
Beverly R. Bendicksen

Beverly R. Bendicksen, Chair

Sandia Financial Consulting, LLC
Marcus Mims headshot

Marcus Mims CPA, Chair Elect & Treasurer

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
José Viramontes

José Viramontes, Secretary

MediaDesk
Steven Maestas headshot

Steve Maestas, Past Chair

Maestas Development Group
Dr. Abinash Achrekar

Dr. Abinash Achrekar

UNM Health Sciences Center
Emily Allen headshot

Emily Allen

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Tom Antram

Tom Antram

French Funerals and Cremations
Bob Bowman

Bob Bowman

Bob Bowmania Productions
Arellana Cordero

Arellana Cordero

Community Member
Tom Daulton

Tom Daulton

Independent Venture Capital & Private Equity Professional
Michelle Dearholt

Michelle Dearholt

Nusenda Credit Union
Paul DiPaola

Paul DiPaola

U.S. Bank
Sanjay Engineer

Sanjay Engineer

FBT Architects
Debbie Harms

Debbie Harms

NAI Maestas & Ward
Rebecca Harrington

Rebecca Harrington

Community Member
Pam Hurd-Knief

Pam Hurd-Knief

Philanthropic Advisor
Kenneth C. Leach

Kenneth C. Leach

Attorney, Kenneth C. Leach & Associates, P.C.
Linda H Parker

Linda H. Parker

Parker Center for Family Business
Anna Sapon

Anne Sapon

True Health New Mexico
Charlotte Schoenmann

Charlotte Schoenmann

Community Member
Walter E. Stern

Walter E. Stern

Modrall Sperling Law Firm

Becky Teague

PNM Resources

Sara Traub

Pregenzer, Baysinger, Wideman & Sale, PC

Esther Villas-Wingfield

Junior League of Albuquerque

Lori Waldon

KOAT TV

Meet the People of Albuquerque Community Foundation

We are the people who are proud to partner with our community to make a difference.

Staff

We employ a small, highly skilled staff with two things in common:

  • A passionate belief in the Albuquerque community and in the power of local people to achieve a brighter future
  • A commitment to personally collaborate with our donors and organizations using the most effective and financially prudent approach available

With extensive knowledge of Albuquerque and its changing needs, our staff members are partners with you in your charitable and community goals.

Meet Our Staff
Jeff Car headshot

Jeff Carr

Finance & HR Senior Associate
Bio

Clarissa Earl

Communications & Events Associate
Bio
Dominic Garcia

Dominic Garcia

Scholarship & Grants Associate
Bio

Danielle Griego

Governance Associate
Bio
Khia Griffis headshot

Khia Griffis

Community Impact Director
Bio
Kate Leung

Kate Leung

Donor Development Senior Associate
Bio
Marisa Magallanez

Marisa Magallanez

Vice President of Strategy & Equity
Bio
Juaquin Moya

Juaquin Moya

Vice President of Philanthropic Advising
Bio
Sandy Mwei

Sandy Mwei

Donor Relations Senior Associate
Bio
Denise Nava

Denise Nava Wyrick

Marketing & Communications Director
Bio
Calle Poindexter

Calle Poindexter-Hayes

Special Events Projects Manager
Bio
Tiffany Rawls

Tiffany Rawls

Finance Director
Bio
Randy Royster

Randy Royster

President & CEO
Bio
Karen Schoepke

Karen Schoepke

Senior Administrative Associate
Bio
Letisha Spencer

Letisha Spencer

Grants Associate
Bio
Nick Williams

Nick Williams

CFO
Bio

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is composed of investment professionals, small business owners, community leaders, foundation directors and corporate CEOs who share one central goal: to fortify the well-being of the Albuquerque community.

The Board of Trustees governs the organization, establishes policy, collaborates with staff to set priorities and approves grant recommendations. All members are volunteers and invited to serve by the Foundation’s Trusteeship Committee. Trustees serve three-year terms.

Foundation trustees are extraordinarily committed to building a strong community and are an active partner in our work at the Foundation.

Meet Our Trustees
Beverly R. Bendicksen

Beverly R. Bendicksen, Chair

Sandia Financial Consulting, LLC
Marcus Mims headshot

Marcus Mims CPA, Chair Elect & Treasurer

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
José Viramontes

José Viramontes, Secretary

MediaDesk
Steven Maestas headshot

Steve Maestas, Past Chair

Maestas Development Group
Dr. Abinash Achrekar

Dr. Abinash Achrekar

UNM Health Sciences Center
Emily Allen headshot

Emily Allen

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Tom Antram

Tom Antram

French Funerals and Cremations
Bob Bowman

Bob Bowman

Bob Bowmania Productions
Arellana Cordero

Arellana Cordero

Community Member
Tom Daulton

Tom Daulton

Independent Venture Capital & Private Equity Professional
Michelle Dearholt

Michelle Dearholt

Nusenda Credit Union
Paul DiPaola

Paul DiPaola

U.S. Bank
Sanjay Engineer

Sanjay Engineer

FBT Architects
Debbie Harms

Debbie Harms

NAI Maestas & Ward
Rebecca Harrington

Rebecca Harrington

Community Member
Pam Hurd-Knief

Pam Hurd-Knief

Philanthropic Advisor
Kenneth C. Leach

Kenneth C. Leach

Attorney, Kenneth C. Leach & Associates, P.C.
Linda H Parker

Linda H. Parker

Parker Center for Family Business
Anna Sapon

Anne Sapon

True Health New Mexico
Charlotte Schoenmann

Charlotte Schoenmann

Community Member
Walter E. Stern

Walter E. Stern

Modrall Sperling Law Firm

Becky Teague

PNM Resources

Sara Traub

Pregenzer, Baysinger, Wideman & Sale, PC

Esther Villas-Wingfield

Junior League of Albuquerque

Lori Waldon

KOAT TV