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Madeline Naranjo

Madeline is an award-winning artist and potter. She has received 1st-honorable mentions at Santa Fe Indian Market (1992-2022) and at the Heard Museum Indian Art Market (2018-2022). In 2018, she received the Sara Fina Tafoya Memorial Award.  She has a…

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Ana Tilton

Ana Tilton’s career demonstrates a commitment to equity with experience across the education spectrum, including service as a K-12 educator, school leader, superintendent, adjunct professor, and board member. In each role, she remained dedicated to developing quality school options for…

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Denise Ramonas

Denise Ramonas left the United States Senate after almost 23 years of service. She was part of the leadership team under two Majority Leaders as Assistant Secretary. During her tenure in the Senate, she also served as General Counsel to the…

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Mike Phelan

As Deloitte’s Managing Partner for New Mexico, Mike deployed Deloitte’s global resources here locally to the benefit of New Mexico government and higher education organizations. He further deployed Deloitte financial and volunteer resources to a variety of community organizations in…

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Yvette Gullatt

Yvette Gullatt serves as vice president for graduate and undergraduate affairs; vice provost for equity, diversity and inclusion; and chief diversity officer for the University of California system.  She oversees systemwide programs, services and initiatives that maximize baccalaureate and graduate…

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Brenda Romero

Brenda Romero has over 25 years of experience in nursing. As Administrator and previous Director of Nursing and Patient Care Services at Española Hospital, Ms. Romero dedicated her personal and professional life toward enriching the health and well-being of Northern…

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Nancy Rodriguez

Nancy Rodriguez is the current Executive Director of the New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health Care. Nancy leads the non-profit organization’s Board in their efforts to sustain, improve and expand school-based health services in New Mexico. Nancy’s diverse professional background…

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Thom Mason

Thom Mason is the Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, the 12th director in its 75-year history. Mason brings nearly two decades of national lab experience to the job. Prior to joining Battelle in 2017 as its Senior Vice President…

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Wilmer Chavarria

Wilmer has made education a passion of his from the start and is committed to making education the best it can be, especially for underserved communities. He is the Superintendent of the Winooski School District in Vermont and supports future…

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Denise Balderas

Denise Balderas has served as an Exemplar school administrator both within Rio Rancho Public Schools and Albuquerque Public Schools, a highly qualified educator, professional trainer, and children’s advocate for 24 years. She is now utilizing her skills to promote the…

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