Service on Elected/Leadership Boards

Board Member

2015-2017

Vintage Albuquerque Wine Board

The Vintage Albuquerque Board of Directors annually raises funding for Arts Education Program across New Mexico there wine centered events.

Co-Chair, Advisory Board (State)

2009-2011

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.

Trustee, Board of Trustees

2009-2015

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.

2nd Vice Chairman

2007-2010

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.

Cabinet Member (State)

2004-2011

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 non cabinet level appointed members. The Cabinet worked across agencies to focus on strategies which improved the lives of children across New Mexico.

Committee Memberships

2006-2010

Corporation for National and Community Service, Training and Technical Assistance, Data Workgroup (National)

I served on several national work groups which designed and implemented the National Volunteerism Conference and the Annual Volunteering in America Report.

Chairman

2003-2010

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).

Council Member

2007-2009

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.

Past Chairman

2007-2009

New Mexico College Success Network (State)

The College Success Network is focused on increasing college access and completion rates for under served 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".

Co-Chairman

2007

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).

Regional Training Advisory Member

1999-2004

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 on 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.