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Board of Directors

Elise Wheeler, Chairperson / Director (Board election - May 2009)

BS – Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama; MS – Aviation Management, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; Ret. US Air Force Lt. Colonel; for over 20 years, led military members through many aspects of their lives, living the same issues of upheaval, loss, and continual transition that service members and veterans face; founded/directed the UNM Veterans Resource Center, assisting veterans to transition from military service into civilian world and academia.


Marc Powell, Vice Chairperson / Director (Board election - August 2014)

BS – US Air Force Academy; MPP – Harvard Kennedy School of Government; JD – Harvard Law School; current President/CEO, ReCARnation; current chairman, Excellence in Engineering Initiative, UNM; current board member of NM Philharmonic, Better Business Bureau, and All Faiths Family Services.


Margarita Maestas, Secretary / Director (Board election - June 2009)

BA – Business Administration, San Jose State University; MA – Education, University of San Francisco; retired college business educator and ENLACE Program Director (serving Chicano/Latino students); current board member, NM Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice; past board member, Rebuilding Together Albuquerque, San José American GI Forum, Martha’s Kitchen, and Community Homeless Alliance Ministry.


Henry L. (Hank) Andrews, Jr., Director (Board election - August 2016)

BS – Finance, Syracuse University; MBA, Louisiana Tech University; MS, National Defense University; attended executive education at Duke University, Emory University, Northwestern University, and the Center for Creative Leadership; Ret. US Air Force Colonel, serving 27 years and twice as a Wing Commander; founding member and managing director of XL Scientific, LLC; held executive leadership roles with BBA Aviation, building operational capability through mergers and acquisitions, product transitions, strategic planning, and business development; served as member of the Bernalillo County Public Safety Advisory Board; current member of the Bernalillo County Detention Facilities Oversight Advisory Board.


Judy M. Griego, Director (Board election - June 2016)

BS – Professional Aeronautics, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; MS – Aeronautical Sciences, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; Ret. New Mexico National Guard (NMNG) Brigadier General; served first 12 years in the enlisted ranks, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant; commissioned in 1991 and commanded numerous positions in the New Mexico National Guard, culminating in Chief of Staff – Air, NMNG; deployed to Iraq in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007


Charlie Ofelt, Director (Board election - August 2014)

BS – Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University; JD – Seton Hall University; over 40 years’ experience working directly in and serving on boards of large and small corporations across multiple industries, including legal representation of developer of 15 low-income, tax-credit-eligible housing projects in NM (service areas included real estate construction contracting, land acquisition, and finance); founder of NM Project CURE, collecting and redistributing medical surplus; past chairperson, Rotary Del Norte Foundation.


Lawrence W. Wilson, MD, Director (Board election - August 2015)

BS – US Air Force Academy; MBA – University of Phoenix; MD – University of North Dakota School of Medicine; Ret. US Air Force Colonel; US Air Force Medical Corps; current part-time consultant for Molina Healthcare and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NM; past medical director and Vice President/Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NM; past board member, American Red Cross of NM and Glenwood Hills Neighborhood Association; current board member, YMCA of Central NM.


EX-OFFICIOS

Michael Anderson, Ex-Officio Member/Board Attorney (Board appointment - August 2009)

BS – Business Administration, The Wichita State University; JD – Ohio Northern University; State Bar memberships – Colorado, Missouri, New Mexico, Washington; current Associate University Counsel, University of New Mexico; more than fifteen years’ experience across a wide range of industries and in various locations around the U.S and internationally; practices in general business law and corporate matters, including contracts, regulatory compliance, real estate, and land use.


David A. Camacho, Ex-Officio Member(Board election - August 2011

BA – General Studies, University of Nebraska, Omaha; MS – Guidance/Counseling, George Peabody College for Teachers; Ret. US Air Force Colonel, Health Care Administration; past Disabled American Veterans State Service officer; current board member, Hope in the Desert, Episcopal Church, and Military Officers Association of America.


Bill Parsons, Ex-Officio Member (Board election - July 2012)

BS – History, Northern Michigan University; MS – Human Resources Development, Webster University; Ret. US Air Force; currently manages occupational safety for the USAF for more than 660,000 worldwide; owned/managed consulting business with 33 offices in the US; served as senior manager with Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Washington, DC; maintained direct working relationships with Secretary of Labor and Deputy Assistant Secretary.




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