Alumni Association Board of Directors

Vince Marchi, President. MBA, NMHU ’93. President of the Adaptive Sports Program NM.

Ane Romero, Vice-President. B.A. in Political Science and M.P.A, NMHU. Mental Health advocate, public speaker and currently running for New Mexico State Representative.

Jeannae Leger, co-Secretary/Event Planning. MBA, NMHU ’04. Administrative Services Manager for the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee.

Leah Wolff, co-Secretary/Event Planning. BS in Computer Information Systems, NMHU ’90, MA in Media Arts and Computer Science, NMHU ’03. IT Application Development Manager for Human Services Department.

Ivy Romero, Past-President. BA in Business Administration, NMHU ’90. Institutional Effectiveness & Research Associate at NMHU.

Luisa Pacheco, Student Representative. Majoring in Psychology, minoring in Combined Science, Associates in General Music, has worked in the NMHU Foundation and Alumni office since August 2015.

Jolene Anaya, Public Director. BA in Criminal Justice, NMHU ’16. Patient care coordinator / patient advocate for urgent and primary care center.

David Bunch, Public Director. Masters in Education from NMHU Rio Rancho, ’10. Principal of Alameda Elementary School.

Cathy Bustamante, Public Director. Our Lady of Sorrows Coordinator of Confirmation, retreat planner for teenagers.

Cassandra Carrillo, Public Director. NMHU ‘94. Adjunct Highlands professor for nine years and Program Coordinator for Highlands Roswell Center.

Dan Cassidy, Public Director. BA in Business, NMHU ’81, MBA NMHU ’87. Current director and operator of the Roller Mill Museum and operator of the Cassidy Farms.

Ernesto Fresquez, Public Director. MBA in Management from JFK University ’02, BA in Marketing, NMHU ’77. Manages the Carneros Ranch, a sustainable ranching and registered llama enterprise in Arabela, Lincoln County, NM.

Shawn Gale, Public Director. BA in Fitness Administration, NMHU ’90. Operations Manager for the Defined Fitness Riverside Location.

Paul Grindstaff, Public Director. NMHU ’94. Chiropractor, multi-unit franchise operator.

Yolanda Romero Jaramillo, Public Director. NMHU ’83, ’87 . Elected Commissioner on La Acequia de La Plaza, career in secondary and post-secondary education.

Azucena Giron, Public Director. NMHU ’04, ’05. Business Operations Professional with experience in many areas including productivity improvements, process improvements, cost reduction, revenue enhancement, bilingual competency, active in various service organizations.

Martha McCaffrey, Public Director. BA in History & English, NMHU ’61. MLS, University of Maryland ’76. Mentor for AmeriCorps interns from the NMHU Media Arts Department & co-founder of the McCaffrey Family Endowment for MFA students at Highlands.

Dennis Pabst, Public Director. NMHU ’69. Served in the U.S. Army, retired school teacher after 34 years, active in community service organizations, established a Highlands scholarship in 2000.

Sylvester Perez, Public Director. NMHU ’72, ’78. Retired Superintendent of Schools for San Antonio Independent School District, Highlands commencement speaker in 2014, recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus, active in the H-Club, currently a Senior Lecturer teaching at UT San Antonio

Josephine Sena, Public Director. BA in Elementary Education, NMHU ’96. MA in Southwest Studies, Hispanic Language and Literature, NMHU ’01, MS in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas, ’08. Librarian: Head of Government Documents and Periodicals, Thomas C. Donnelly Library.

Curt Spencer, Public Director. BA in Secondary Education/Health and Physical Education, NMHU ’83. MA in Administrative Leadership for Capella U, Spring ’16. Middle/High School Athletic Director/Coordinator for Rio Rancho Public Schools.