BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Sarah K. Downey

    Board Chairperson

    Sarah is a partner at the law firm of Jackson, Loman, Stanford & Downey, PC, where she specializes in labor and employment law and litigation. She is also a member of the Employers Counsel Network and an editor of the New Mexico Employment Law Letter (a monthly newsletter for HR professionals and in-house counsel). Prior to her current practice, Sarah served as in-house counsel at Sandia Corporation, which operates Sandia National Laboratories, and clerked for the Honorable John E. Conway, a former United States District Judge for District of New Mexico.

  • Kristen Renaud

    Board Vice Chairperson

    Kristen has spent most of her life living in Albuquerque. Born into a New England raised military family, she has always had a strong affinity towards philanthropy.

    As a financial planner and principal with The Renaud Investment Group, Kristen gains a great deal of satisfaction helping New Mexicans build financial security. She believes strongly in investing both financially and personally; illustrated by her business’ mission statement: “We Invest in You,” an extension of her personal values.

    Throughout her years helping clients, she developed a strong sense of responsibility and connection towards her community and has dedicated both time and resources to help improve conditions for a variety of demographics. She has worked on projects with Habitat for Humanity, cooked for families at Casa Esperanza, sponsored events with American Lung and Sangre de Oro, to name a few.

    Since 2016, Kristen has served All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center by sitting on the Investment Committee, donating, attending events, and most recently, as one of the sponsors for Crab Bash 2020.

  • Jason P. Anderson

    Board Secretary

    Jason Anderson is a senior-level banking and financial services executive with more than 23 years of industry experience. Jason is currently the Senior Vice President of Member Experience at Nusenda. 

    In addition to national retail banking, customer experience, and sales strategy responsibilities, he is active in the diversity and inclusion space.  Jason received a Diverse Business Leader Award in 2017 from Albuquerque Business First.

    Anderson holds an M.B.A. from the University of New Mexico and a B.B.A. from New Mexico State University.  He is also a graduate of the Consumer Bankers Association Executive Banking School (formerly Graduate School of Retail Banking Management).

    He currently serves on the Board of Directors of All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center and Alta Mira Specialized Family Services.  

    Jason and his partner, and three dogs, live in Albuquerque and enjoy traveling, sports, and are novice motorcycle enthusiasts.

  • John Bunnell, CPA

    Board Treasurer

    John is originally from Colorado. He graduated from New Mexico State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Accountancy. He has worked for KPMG LLP as an Audit Senior Manager for the past eighteen years providing financial statement audit and related services to public and non-public entities, including nonprofit entities.

    John previously served on the Board of Directors of All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center from 2010- 2016, serving as a member of the Finance Committee, and served as the Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee during that time.

    John also previously served on the Governing Council of Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School (2012-2015), where he served as the Treasurer and Chair of the Audit Committee.

  • Apryl Begay

    Board Member

    Apryl Begay is a native New Mexican artist and supporter of social justice issues. She graduated cum laude from University of New Mexico in 2000 with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on political systems in Latin America. Apryl has participated with local theater groups and has enjoyed showing her art work nationally. She has close ties to the Notah Begay III Foundation and has been a long supporter of their work in Type 2 diabetes prevention in Native American populations. She returned to Albuquerque in 2015 after many years in the Dallas metro area. As a mother of three children, Apryl is passionate about equal opportunities for all children.

  • Melissa Benevenga

    Board Member

    As a Property Manager in Albuquerque, Melissa has seen the ups and downs of life in town and felt the need to help improve the area. Becoming part of All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center and supporting their system of trauma recovery, family wellness and health, and being able to contribute to the organization has become a mission of passion. Melissa is a graduate of New Mexico State University, and after 20 years of being a software geek and living away from NM, she returned to be close to family and now owns Thunderbird Property Management and Realty Company as well as Thunderbird Mechanical, LLC. She is also a member and Vice President of the Albuquerque Chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM).

  • Paula Getz

    Board Member

    Paula is currently Vice President of Global Risk Management at Oracle. Paula has over 37 years in the computer services industry, trained in project and risk management with Six Sigma and ITIL process certifications.

    Paula has always been a volunteer, mentor and an advocate for underrepresented communities. In addition to her day job, she has been the Co-Chair of OPEN (Oracle’s global LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group) for the last five years.

    Paula is a native New Mexican. She earned her B.A. in Business Computer Systems from the UNM, Anderson Business School. She resides in Los Ranchos with her wife Wendy and their dog Chili.

  • Mark Goodman

    Board Member

    Mark Goodman, a native of Oklahoma, moved with his family to Albuquerque in 2007. He is an ordained Episcopal priest and was the Dean of St. John’s Cathedral in Albuquerque for ten years until, in 2017, accepting the position of Corporate Director of Community Development at Haverland Carter Lifestyle Group. Mark served on the Board of Directors for York Place, a residential treatment community in York, South Carolina, from 2001-2006, two of those years as Chair of the Board. He is active locally on a number of Boards, including the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Mark enjoys cooking, travelling, reading, and amateur astronomy.

  • Cristin Heyns-Boulisman

    Board Member

    Cristin Heyns-Bousliman, Esq. is the Department Head of Human Resources Consulting at REDW. Cristin received her BBA from the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management and her JD from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. She has been honored by Albuquerque Business First as Top 40 Under Forty (2014) and Women of Influence (2015).  The Anderson School of Management selected her as a Young Alumni Hall of Fame award recipient in 2017. She is a former president of the Albuquerque Bar Association. Cristin proudly serves on the All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center Board of Directors and chairs the Human Resources Committee.  She also frequently organizes and participates in fundraising initiatives for All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center as well as The New Mexico Dream Center.

  • Leean Kravitz

    Board Member

    Leean Kravitz joined Fidelity Investments in 2008 and currently serves as Vice President of Public Affairs & Government Relations, overseeing teams in New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. In 2019, she was also named Regional Co-Lead for New Mexico and is responsible for driving an engaging, productive and collaborative workplace for associates in the region.

    Leean currently serves in leadership positions on numerous boards and councils including the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, NM Association of Commerce & Industry, Albuquerque Economic Development, Albuquerque Economic Forum, the Vision Council for Mission Graduate and the Corporate Council for the National Dance Institute of New Mexico. She holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Delaware and an MBA from the Anderson Schools of Management at UNM.

  • Clarissa Krinsky, MD, CFP®

    Board Member

    Clarissa enjoyed a career as a Forensic Pathologist before beginning a second chapter as a Financial Planner. She did her medical training at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and then practiced at the Office of the Medical Examiner. Clarissa continues to do forensic consult work on cases in New Mexico and across the country.

    Clarissa transitioned to a career in financial planning and opened her own flat-fee-only financial planning firm. Financial wellness and helping to empower clients with their own financial health is a passion for her in this business. She also enjoys opportunities to do research, outreach, and teaching on financial planning.

  • Fran Lesher

    Board Member

    Fran Lesher is a Vice President in the Professional Banking group at Wells Fargo Bank. Fran has been in the business banking arena in Albuquerque for over 13 years. Though originally from Wisconsin, Fran has been in New Mexico since 1979 and considers the Land of Enchantment home. She and her husband have owned and operated an automotive repair business in Rio Rancho for over 15 years. Fran is a graduate of New Mexico Highlands University where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Accounting. Fran is passionate about serving her community and previously served on the Board of St. Martin’s Hospitality Center for six years.

  • Cyanne Lujan

    Board Member

    Cyanne Lujan has worked for the Notah Begay III Foundation since July of 2012. Before joining the Foundation, she worked in Sales, Staffing, Human Resources and Education. She has a Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix and a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from the Anderson School of Management at UNM. Cyanne is from the Pueblo of Sandia where she resides with her husband Isaac and three children Sean, Jade and Bryana.

  • Michael Rogholt

    Board Member

    Michael is the Executive Vice President/Regional President for Southern New Mexico at Century Bank. He brings an abundance of banking knowledge and a customer-centric focus to his position.  

    Michael graduated magna cum laude from Minnesota State University at Moorhead and holds a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Economics.  He graduated from the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Albuquerque program in 2012 and has previously served on several different boards.

    Michael moved to Albuquerque in 1997, is married, and has a teenage daughter.

  • Garth Scrivner

    Board Member

    Garth serves on the Audit Committee and Institutional Funds Committee for All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center. He makes his home in Albuquerque with his wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Addison. He is also actively involved with Roadrunner Food Bank. In his free time, Garth enjoys traveling, spending time with his family and friends in the Albuquerque community.

  • Ruth Senior

    Board Member

    Ruth moved to Albuquerque to run track and cross country for the University of New Mexico. Ruth works for the public accounting firm KPMG and currently holds the role of Audit Senior Manager. Ruth has experience working with various audit clients in the governmental and non-profit sectors, including healthcare and higher education entities.

    Ruth holds an MBA from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the United Kingdom. She is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Mexico.

  • Michelle Weinstein

    Board Member

    Michelle is a lifelong New Mexican. She grew up in Hobbs, New Mexico and attended New Mexico State University. Go Aggies! After a brief time living in Denver, she and her husband, Eric, moved back to Albuquerque 18 years ago. Since then she has been committed to raising her family, which includes her two children, Riley and William, and finding meaningful ways to serve her local community.

    For the past five years she has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) on behalf of children in CYFD custody and foster care. Her role as a CASA has expanded her awareness to the challenges foster children and their families face, and strengthened her commitment to advocating on their behalf. She is regularly in family court on behalf of the children she advocates for and also visits schools, foster homes, and medical care providers to ensure each child she works for has a voice. She has been an active volunteer at the Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque Reads, Presbyterian Ear Institute, and various other non-profit organizations.

    Her dedication is not only to her own children, but the children of New Mexico who she believes deserve to be stood up for, and fought for, by all those who have a voice in this state. She holds a BA in Communication Studies from New Mexico State University.

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