Service on Elected/Leadership Boards
NM Chapter of American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) represents the road safety, traffic safety, and highway safety industry with effective legislative advocacy, traffic control safety training, and a far-reaching member partnership.
Advisory Council Board
Generation Justic Youth RadioGeneration Justice’s mission is to train youth (13 -25 old) to harness the power of media for social change through a positive youth development framework.
The American University of Guttenberg, Czech Republic. Our board is in the preliminary stages of developing a university in Jičín in the Czech Republic. My election is based upon my expertise in Civic Engagement and utilizing service as a strategy for career exploration by college students.
Regional Training Advisory Member
21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Regional Training Committee, United States Department of Education (NM, AZ, TX, OK, AR, LA, SC, FL, GA, AL, NC).My role in the CCLC training committee developed annual conferences for educators, community members, and partners of quality after school programming. I delivered a variety of professional development on diversified funding strategies and connecting civic engagement and learning.
New Mexico College Success Network (State)
The College Success Network is focused on increasing college access and completion rates for underserved young people in order to enhance economic development, civic participation, and a better quality of life in New Mexico. During my tenure on the board, we solidified the financial standing of the organization and began the process for a web-based information system called “Carve Your Path”.
AmeriCorps Alums National Leadership Council (National)AmeriCorps Alums represents more than 750,000 Americans who served in AmeriCorps since it’s inception. As a member of the leadership council, I supported connecting alumni from across the United States with their local State Service Commission and local leaders in Congress. This supported the passage of the 2009 Edward Kennedy Serve America Act.
Corporation for National and Community Service, Training and Technical Assistance, Data Workgroup (National)
I served on several national workgroups that designed and implemented the National Volunteerism Conference and the Annual Volunteering in America Report.
National Service Learning Conference Committee, Conference held March, 2007, Albuquerque, NM (estimated attendance: 2,500+ participants from all 50 states, US Territories, and 13 countries from around the world).
Co-Chair, Advisory Board (State)
New Mexico Center for Philanthropic Partnership (CPP)
The CPP was started in 2009 with a vision of creating opportunity and access for all New Mexico’s children and families. New Mexico has the ability to tackle tough social problems and transform our communities by cultivating partnerships with government at all levels as well as business, philanthropy, and non-profits. By linking people and institutions around common goals, the CPP can create a space of dialogue and action between all sectors to find long-term solutions that will achieve the greatest impact.
Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism, Albuquerque, New Mexico
I served as the chairman for the development of the Governor’s Volunteerism Conference and Awards Ceremony. Each year over 600 New Mexicans came together to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of volunteers across New Mexico. Volunteer efforts provide an estimated $1.2 billion dollars in economic terms to the state (2010 Volunteering in America Report).
Cabinet Member (State)
The New Mexico Children’s Cabinet
The New Mexico Children’s Cabinet is comprised of Governor Appointed Cabinet Secretaries from fourteen state agencies, however, I was one of two noncabinet level appointed members. The Cabinet worked across agencies to focus on strategies that improved the lives of children across New Mexico.
2nd Vice Chairman
America’s Service Commission Board of Directors, American Association of State Service Commissions (National)
State Service Commission are governor-appointed public agencies or private nonprofit organizations, made up of more than 1,200 private citizens, leading the nation’s philanthropic movement. We serve at the state level in re-granting more than a quarter of a billion dollars from federal national service funds in addition to the more than $100 million annually from local sources to support citizen service and volunteerism in America. As Vice Chairman I helped pass the 2009 Edward Kennedy Serve America Act enable the expansion of national service across the country.