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

Julie Aragon

Executive Assistant
Bio

Sam Bicknell-Hernandez

Marketing & Development Associate
Bio
Jeff Car headshot

Jeff Carr

Finance & HR Senior Associate
Bio

Clarissa Earl

Communications & Marketing Manager
Bio

Dominic Garcia

Scholarship & Grants Senior Associate
Bio

Danielle Griego

Governance & dEi Senior Associate
Bio
Khia Griffis headshot

Khia Griffis

Community Impact Director
Bio
Marisa Magallanez

Marisa Magallanez

Chief Operating Officer
Bio

Kelsey Martin

Development Manager
Bio

Kathy McDonald

Bookkeeping & Data Entry Associate
Bio
Denise Nava

Denise Nava Wyrick

Marketing & Development Director
Bio
Calle Poindexter

Calle Poindexter

Special Events Projects Manager
Bio
Tiffany Rawls

Tiffany Rawls

Finance Director
Bio
Randy Royster Headshot

Randy Royster

President & CEO
Bio

Liana Schmader

Housing Stability Project Manager
Bio

Letisha Spencer

Grants Senior Associate
Bio
Nick Williams

Nick Williams

CFO
Bio

Celia Yapita

Community Leadership & Learning Director
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

José Viramontes, Chair

MediaDesk

Emily Allen, Chair-Elect

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Debbie Harms

Debbie Harms, Treasurer

NAI SunVista

Lori Waldon, Secretary

KOAT TV
Marcus Mims headshot

Marcus Mims CPA, Immediate Past Chair

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Dr. Abinash Achrekar

Dr. Abinash Achrekar

UNM Health Sciences Center
Tom Antram

Tom Antram

French Funerals and Cremations
Arellana Cordero

Arellana Barela Levenson

Community Member
Bob Bowman

Bob Bowman

Bob Bowmania Productions

Brian Colón

Singleton Schreiber
Tom Daulton

Tom Daulton

Independent Venture Capital & Private Equity Professional
Michelle Dearholt

Michelle Dearholt

Nusenda Credit Union

Sanjay Engineer

FBT Architects

Monique Fragua

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Jason Galloway

UNM Health Sciences Center
Rebecca Harrington

Rebecca Harrington

Community Member

Paul Mondragón

Bank of America New Mexico
Anna Sapon

Anne Sapon

Community Member

Charlotte Schoenmann

Community Member

Becky Teague

PNM Resources

Sara Traub

PBWS

Esther Villas-Wingfield

Junior League of Albuquerque

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

Julie Aragon

Executive Assistant
Bio

Sam Bicknell-Hernandez

Marketing & Development Associate
Bio
Jeff Car headshot

Jeff Carr

Finance & HR Senior Associate
Bio

Clarissa Earl

Communications & Marketing Manager
Bio

Dominic Garcia

Scholarship & Grants Senior Associate
Bio

Danielle Griego

Governance & dEi Senior Associate
Bio
Khia Griffis headshot

Khia Griffis

Community Impact Director
Bio
Marisa Magallanez

Marisa Magallanez

Chief Operating Officer
Bio

Kelsey Martin

Development Manager
Bio

Kathy McDonald

Bookkeeping & Data Entry Associate
Bio
Denise Nava

Denise Nava Wyrick

Marketing & Development Director
Bio
Calle Poindexter

Calle Poindexter

Special Events Projects Manager
Bio
Tiffany Rawls

Tiffany Rawls

Finance Director
Bio
Randy Royster Headshot

Randy Royster

President & CEO
Bio

Liana Schmader

Housing Stability Project Manager
Bio

Letisha Spencer

Grants Senior Associate
Bio
Nick Williams

Nick Williams

CFO
Bio

Celia Yapita

Community Leadership & Learning Director
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

José Viramontes, Chair

MediaDesk

Emily Allen, Chair-Elect

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Debbie Harms

Debbie Harms, Treasurer

NAI SunVista

Lori Waldon, Secretary

KOAT TV
Marcus Mims headshot

Marcus Mims CPA, Immediate Past Chair

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Dr. Abinash Achrekar

Dr. Abinash Achrekar

UNM Health Sciences Center
Tom Antram

Tom Antram

French Funerals and Cremations
Arellana Cordero

Arellana Barela Levenson

Community Member
Bob Bowman

Bob Bowman

Bob Bowmania Productions

Brian Colón

Singleton Schreiber
Tom Daulton

Tom Daulton

Independent Venture Capital & Private Equity Professional
Michelle Dearholt

Michelle Dearholt

Nusenda Credit Union

Sanjay Engineer

FBT Architects

Monique Fragua

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Jason Galloway

UNM Health Sciences Center
Rebecca Harrington

Rebecca Harrington

Community Member

Paul Mondragón

Bank of America New Mexico
Anna Sapon

Anne Sapon

Community Member

Charlotte Schoenmann

Community Member

Becky Teague

PNM Resources

Sara Traub

PBWS

Esther Villas-Wingfield

Junior League of Albuquerque