Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is governed by volunteers representing various regions of the diocese. With many years of experience in their respective fields, they bring multi-faceted expertise and perspectives that are invaluable to our work. We are very blessed to have such talented and experienced professionals supporting the Foundation’s mission.

Gabe Portillo

Gabe Portillo

Board Chair

President/CEO, Berger Briggs Insurance & Risk Solution

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Albuquerque

Patrick Finley

Patrick Finley

Vice Chair

Partner – Retired, Glynn & Finley, LLP
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe

Ron Hensley

Ron Hensley

Board Secretary

Real Estate Broker, Tier One Partners
Church of the Incarnation, Rio Rancho

Larry Cheek

Larry Cheek

Board Treasurer

Bank Executive (Retired)
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, Santa Fe

Mary Grace Castro, MD

Mary Grace Castro, MD

Board Trustee

Child Psychiatrist, Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Immaculate Conception, Albuquerque

Lorena Chavez

Lorena Chavez

Board Trustee

Senior Business Development Officer, Capital CDC
St. Jude Thaddeus, Albuquerque

Breanna Contreras

Breanna Contreras

Board Trustee

Vice President Legal, Meow Wolf, Inc.
Cristo Rey Parish, Santa Fe

Gifford Davis

Gifford Davis

Board Trustee

Chief Information Officer, WaterRock Wealth Management
St. Joseph on the Rio Grande, Albuquerque

Gregory J. Edwards

Gregory J. Edwards

Board Trustee

Chairman, CASS Holdings, LLC
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe

Jim Hakeem

Jim Hakeem

Board Trustee

Realtor, Commercial Real Estate
Prince of Peace Parish, Albuquerque

Annette Hayden, CPA

Annette Hayden, CPA

Board Trustee

Partner, Carr, Riggs and Ingram, CPA’s
Holy Family Parish, Chimayo

Jim Higdon

Jim Higdon

Board Trustee

Investor
Cristo Rey Parish, Santa Fe

Lauri Lynch Meyer

Lauri Lynch Meyer

Board Trustee

Corporate Executive, Retired
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe

Steve Neel

Steve Neel

Board Trustee

Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Alternative Assets
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Rio Rancho

Don Rigali

Don Rigali

Board Trustee

Aerospace Consultant, Retired
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Rio Rancho

Lauri Roach

Lauri Roach

Board Trustee

Vice President Commercial Lending, Hillcrest Bank
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Albuquerque

Tony Strati

Tony Strati

Board Trustee

CPA, Retired Sangre de Cristo Parish, Albuquerque
Father Rob Yaksich

Father Rob Yaksich

Board Trustee

Pastor
Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Las Vegas

EX-OFFICIO TRUSTEE

Most Rev. John C. Wester

EMERITUS TRUSTEES

Michael L. Keleher

Ray Zimmer

HONORARY MEMORIAM

Warren Akerson

Al Arrigoni

Marie Hillerman

Manuel Lujan Jr.

Jennifer Riordan