BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Kristen Renaud

    Board Chairperson

    Kristen has spent most of her life living in Albuquerque, NM. She is a graduate of La Cueva High School, University of Arizona, and UNM. Born into a New England raised military family, she has always been infected by the travel bug and after graduating from the University of Arizona with a BA in Philosophy and English, she worked in larger cities like Phoenix and Boston before returning to the beautiful Southwest in 2001.

    After beginning her career in advertising and marketing, she joined the family practice immediately gaining a great deal of satisfaction helping individuals, families, and business owners build financial security through personal comprehensive financial and succession plans. Kristen believes strongly in investing financially and personally in people, organizations, and her community. Her company’s philosophy, “We Invest in You,” is an extension of her personal values.

    Away from the office, Kristen is a consistent contributor in both time and resources to New Mexico non-profits including, All Faiths, American Lung Association, St. Jude’s Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, Casa Esperanza, Junior Achievements, Sangre de Oro, children’s literacy programs, and several small animal rescues throughout the state of New Mexico. Kristen also enjoys gardening, cooking, traveling, and attending a Red Sox baseball game in Fenway Park when the opportunity arises.

    Since 2016, Kristen has served All Faiths by sitting on the Board of Directors, Investment Committee, donating, attending events, and most recently, as a presenting sponsor for the annual Crab Bash.

  • Cyanne Lujan

    Board Vice Chairperson

    As the director of advancement of the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation, Cyanne Lujan is responsible for the development of all marketing and fundraising strategies to grow the base of philanthropic and donor support and increase public awareness of the NB3 Foundation. She also builds and manages brand identity and all aspects of marketing and communication to raise awareness of the organization and its programs. Cyanne manages the Foundation’s signature special events such as the Healthy Kids! Healthy Futures! Conference, New Mexico Grande Slam and the NB3FIT Community Cross Country Race.

    Before joining the Foundation in 2012, she worked in sales, staffing, human resources and education. Cyanne 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 the University of New Mexico. She also volunteers as a board member for All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center and as a member of her tribal Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

    Cyanne is from the Pueblo of Sandia where she resides with her family. She enjoys staying healthy and active by running the reservation back roads with her dogs. Cyanne strongly values her family and is extremely proud of her Pueblo culture.

  • Ruth Senior

    Board Secretary

    Ruth moved to Albuquerque, NM from the United Kingdom in 2009 to run track and cross country for the University of New Mexico. Ruth has worked for public accounting firm KPMG since 2012 and currently holds the role of audit senior manager. Ruth’s professional work focuses on clients in the governmental and non-profit sectors, including healthcare entities.

    Ruth holds an MBA from UNM’s Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the United Kingdom. Ruth is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Mexico and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Sarah K. Downey, JD

    Board Member - Past Board Chairperson

    Sarah is a partner at the law firm of Jackson Loman Stanford Downey & Stevens-Block, where she specializes in labor and employment law and litigation. She is also a member of the Employers Counsel Network (a network comprised of more than 200 employment law attorneys from all 50 states and Canada) 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 clerking for the Honorable John E. Conway, a former United States District Judge for District of New Mexico.

    Sarah is proud to serve on the board at All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center, New Mexico’s premier behavioral health agency specializing in the treatment of families, children and their caregivers who are struggling due to issues of divorce, homelessness, child abuse/neglect, family violence or other crises. Sarah and her husband, Chris, are proud parents of their two daughters, Elise and Sage.

  • Anpao Duta Flying Earth

    Board Member

    Anpao Duta Flying Earth is the former executive director of the Native American Community Academy (NACA), a charter school in Albuquerque, New Mexico and the current executive director of the NACA Inspired Schools Network (NISN), a network that assists communities in implementing structures of Indigenous education. Duta assisted in the creation of the charter school in 2006 and the network in 2014. In his capacity as Executive Director at NACA & NISN, Duta has been instrumental in representing NACA & NISN as a premiere example of indigenous education nationwide that combines academic preparation for higher learning, grounding in culture & identity, and holistic wellness together for community transformation through young people. He has been named as a Pahara Next Gen fellow, a Pahara-Aspen fellow, as well as a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network fellow. Duta grew up on Standing Rock Reservation in South and North Dakota. He is Lakota, Dakota, Ojibwe, and Akimel O’odham. Duta is the youngest of three siblings and a third-generation college graduate. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Government and earned a Master’s in Business Administration as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at the University of New Mexico.

    Duta finds grounding in his identity and upbringing on Standing Rock, responsibility to his community, and expression of culture and language. His mother and grandmother raised him to not see his life as either culture or academic success but both and much more. This is the model he seeks to support and nurture.

  • Andrea Garcia

    Board Member

    Andrea currently serves as the Company Creation Specialist for the New Mexico Start-Up Factory I, II and III. She works with entrepreneurs and scientists to help commercialize their innovations, create investable companies and secure funding. Andrea also works closely with research institutions to source new and promising technologies for development within the Start-Up Factory’s portfolio. With a background in marketing, employee development, leadership and operations, Andrea plays an important role in taking technologies from idea to industry within the organization’s business model.

    Andrea is the former the Vice President of the New Mexico Angels, where she worked to source high growth investment opportunities, while performing due diligence and managing the investment portfolio after an equity deal has been made. Andrea worked closely with entrepreneurs and companies seeking angel funding and mentored them through business development, marketing and the pitch presentation process. In addition, Andrea is also the COO for GPER G-1 Development Group and the Project Manger for Osazda Energy and TNeuro Pharma.

    In 2020, Andrea was honored as an Albuquerque Business First “Woman of Influence.” She was also featured as one of the “Three New Mexicans to Know: Leaders in Technology.” Andrea was highlighted as a featured speaker for the Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University’s “WE Mean Business” Virtual Conference, an event focused on supporting women entrepreneurs in New Mexico. Andrea earned a B.A., Honors Cum Laude from the University of Denver and is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from New Mexico Highlands University.

  • Paula Getz

    Board Member

    Paula is a native New Mexican, born and raised in Santa Fe. She is a graduate of UNM, Anderson School of Management with a B.A. in Business Computer Systems. After graduating Paula left New Mexico (NM) to pursue her career and spent 23 years in California. NM called her home in 2005.

    Paula is currently Vice President of Global Risk Management at Oracle supporting a consulting line of business. Paula has almost 40 years in the computer services industry. She has spent over 18 years managing global teams. She is trained in project and risk management with Six Sigma and ITIL process certifications. She was awarded a 2003 Silicon Valley YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) award and a 2018 NM Technology Council, Women in Technology award.

    Throughout her life Paula has been a volunteer, mentor and an advocate for under represented communities. In addition to her day job, she has been a part of the leadership of OPEN (Oracle’s global LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group) for the last 5 years. Paula has also worked on various initiatives in NM to combat poverty. She was part of starting a non-profit in 2014-2018, Circles NM, using a relational community based model that educates, empowers and equips families to be able to move out of poverty with support of a “circle of allies”. She stays active politically to advocate for changes that will help these communities. She was awarded the Albuquerque Business First, Diverse Business Leaders award in 2018.

    Paula is a board member on the UNM Anderson School of Management Alumni Council and currently working to start a non-profit focused on proactive engagement of retirees in New Mexico.

    She resides in Los Ranchos with her wife, Wendy and 2 dogs, close to her large extended family.

  • Pamelya Herndon

    Board Member

    Pamelya Herndon currently serves as the President/CEO of the KWH Law Center for Social Justice and Change, a nonprofit law center focused on advocating for the rights of women, children, and families with children, and working to ensure that all children have an equitable and promising future. Pamelya is a former recipient of the Albuquerque Business Weekly’s Top Women of Influence Award, and she sits as a member of the Albuquerque Public School’s African American Summit Committee focused on improving the experiences of African American children in public school.

    Pamelya is a 2019-2021 W.K. Kellogg Fellow. She has been recognized as the Lawyer of the Year by the Albuquerque Bar Association and she has been featured in Essence Magazine, an international publication focused on the outstanding accomplishments of African American women. Pamelya occasionally hosts community focused programs on KUNM Public Radio, 89.9.FM, a National Public Radio (NPR) Affiliate in Albuquerque, NM.

  • 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.

  • Fran Lesher

    Board Member

    Fran Lesher is a Senior Vice President and Commercial Lender at Century Bank. Fran has been in the business banking arena in Albuquerque for over 15 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 as Secretary and Board Chair.

  • Heather Ouellette

    Board Member

    Heather L. Ouellette grew up in northern New Mexico and has lived in the Albuquerque area for over 20 years. Heather’s formative years growing up in Taos shaped her interests and passion in health care, service to disenfranchised populations, and empowerment of diversity communities. Heather believes strongly in ensuring everyone has a voice and a place where important decisions are made.

    Heather is a New Mexico-trained, board-certified pediatrician. She has worked at First Choice Health Care in Los Lunas, Lovelace Westside Hospital, and Indian Health Service in Shiprock. Before going to medical school later in life, Heather had previous professional stints as a nurse at Health Care for the Homeless and Taos High School, and an itinerate life as a military spouse and mother of two. She is a life-long learner with degrees from Yale University, Washburn University, Michigan State University, and the University of New Mexico.

    Heather currently works as a medical reviewer for Blue Cross Blue Shield. She enjoys working in her yard on the weekends, traveling nationally and internationally, and spending time with her family. When she isn’t out actively searching for the best hand-held burrito in town, she can be found in her kitchen trying out new recipes.

  • 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 Scrivner is a financial professional with over 20 years of experience in financial services. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Personal Financial Management, he worked as a Managing Director for United Capital Financial Advisers. Prior to that, Garth was a principal in his own advisory firm, serving individuals and families in the Albuquerque area with comprehensive financial planning and investment management. With his background in a broad range of financial disciplines, Garth is able to help affluent investors find appropriate solutions for their needs.

    Garth is a member of the American Institute of CPAs®, New Mexico Society of CPAs, New Mexico Estate Planning Council and the Financial Planning Association. Garth graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

    Garth makes his home in Albuquerque with his wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Addison. He is actively involved with Roadrunner Food Bank, All Faiths Investment Council and the United Way of New Mexico’s Planned Giving Council. In his free time, Garth enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends in the Albuquerque community.

  • 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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