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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Bosque School’s Board of Trustees is the guardian of the school’s mission. It is the Board’s responsibility to ensure that the mission is appropriate, relevant, and vital to the community. The Board of Trustees is currently comprised of 13 individuals, elected for two consecutive four-year terms, all of whom monitor the success of the school in fulfilling its mission. Each trustee participates in and supports the mission of the school and serves on at least one of the Board’s committees: Development, Executive, Facilities, Finance, Investment, and Trustee.

Dear Bosque Community,

Greetings! I am humbled and honored to serve as Chair of the Board of Trustees at Bosque School. My servanthood under this designation will integrate the skills I’ve developed throughout my career, as an expert in:  tax and finance, mergers, business development, and leadership coaching. I look forward to collaborating with the Bosque School community to honor the mission and core values and to continue the good work that has been done before us.

I have served on the Bosque School Board of Trustees since 2013 and served as the Finance Committee Chair. I look forward to taking on this new challenge as the Board Chair.

I can attest that Bosque goes above and beyond in the pursuit of Challenging Education by the personal experiences of my children.  Each of my children was groomed, supported, and encouraged to pursue their passions. My son, Diego, graduated in 2016 and is currently attending The Cooper Union in New York City, pursuing an education in Art and Physics.  My daughter, Mia, is currently a senior and is an active member of the the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) on campus, serving the Bosque community. She is also pursuing her interest and passion in writing, and recently published her book, "bleed". My wife, Kim, and I have been married for 21 years and enjoy pouring ourselves into our family, employees, church, and school communities.  

Eric Herrera, Chair of the Bosque School Board of Trustees
 

Eric M. Herrera

Board Chair
Executive Committee Chair
Trustee Committee
2013–Present

Eric is a CPA and a principal with Broderick, Phillippi, Wright & Card (BPW&C), certified public accountants in Albuquerque. Eric has a broad background in both private industry and public accounting. Practicing since 1994, Eric covers real estate and construction taxation, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning for closely held businesses and owners, and business entity selection. Eric has extensive experience with business structures including S corporations, C corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLCs). Eric holds a bachelor’s of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management. Eric and his wife have two children, Bosque alumnus Diego '16 and Mia '19.

Chris E. Baca

Facilities Committee Chair
Executive Committee
2013–Present

Chris is a NM civil engineer and NM principal for Parametrix, Inc., specializing in transportation. He has worked on many interesting projects, including the Coors/I-40 Interchange, US 70 through Hondo Valley, the Railrunner, and the I-25/US 550 Interchange. Outside of work, he has spent more than a decade coaching high school girls’ soccer, where he enjoyed developing skills on the field, and more importantly, teaching skills for life. Chris holds a BS in Engineering from the University of New Mexico. Chris and his wife, Ann, have three children, Bosque alumni—Kalin '14 and Kolten '18— and Kilah '19.
 

Shawn L. Berman

Investment Committee
2018–Present

Shawn is the Associate Dean for Accreditation and Research at the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Management. During 2017, he served as the Acting and then Interim Dean; he is also a professor of Business and Society at Anderson. He received his PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Washington. Shawn has been at the Anderson School of Management since 2007. His three main research interests are Stakeholder Theory, especially measurement issues; the evolution of the employee-employer relationship; and issues of corporate governance. Shawn is on the editorial board of Business & Society and Business Ethics Quarterly and in 2012, he served as Division Chair for the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management, as well as serving previously as program chair and professional development workshop chair. He has also served as the co-chair for the SIM Doctoral Consortium and currently serves on the board of the Rio Grande Community Development Corporation.

Greg Chant

Trustee Committee Chair
Facilities Committee
Executive Committee
2015–Present

Greg is a principal at Chant Properties, a local development company specializing in commercial development, construction, and building services. With projects spread throughout Albuquerque, with a concentration along the Jefferson Corridor. A native New Mexican, Greg received his BS in Business Administration at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and completed graduate studies in Architecture at UNM. He and his wife, Katie, have three children—Bosque alumnus Dylan ‘16 and twins Conner '19 and Jackson ‘19. They all enjoy Bosque immensely, and have benefited greatly by the school's educational approach and curriculum.

Dawn Chavez-Branch

Investment Committee Chair
Executive Committee
Trustee Committee
2015–Present

Dawn is a native New Mexican. She is a graduate of Del Norte High School and the University of New Mexico, receiving both her bachelor’s in Business Administration and law degree from UNM. Dawn has a background in financial planning and has practiced law with a focus on children’s law. She has served as the board secretary for NAMI New Mexico and as a board member and past president of the Bosque Parents’ Association. Dawn and her husband, Brian, have two boys— Bosque alumni Samuel ’16 and Nicholas ’14.

Amy K. Coburn

Facilities Committee
2016–Present

Amy serves at the University of New Mexico as University Architect and Director of Planning, Design & Construction. She provides broad leadership for the institution's planning, architectural, and development activities and leads project delivery for several hundred million dollars of facility investment. Amy holds a bachelor’s in Architecture from Syracuse University and a master’s of Architecture from Harvard University. Over the course of a 30-year career, she remains active in many organizations, such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Lambda Alpha International, Society of College and University Planning (SCUP), and the Urban Land Institute where she serves as the New Mexico Chapter chairwoman. Amy is also mother to Bosque student Julian '20.

Santana Macías Fontana

Board Vice Chair
Executive Committee
Development Committee
2017–Present

Santana was born and raised in New Mexico. She is a physician with Presbyterian Medical Group in Rio Rancho, specializing in family and primary care sports medicine. Santana received her BA in Kinesiology at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, prior to returning to New Mexico to receive her medical degree at the University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and then her Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is currently a board member with the University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine Alumni Association and has served as grade representative and past president for the Bosque Parents’ Association. Santana and her husband, Matt, live in Corrales and are the parents of Bosque student Cristián ‘22.

Michael A. Hauger

Development Committee Chair
Executive Committee
2001–2009
2012– Present

Michael is Senior Vice President-Investments and Senior PIM Portfolio Manager at Salmon Hauger Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. Michael began his career in 1978 at E.F. Hutton & Co and moved to Boettcher and Co. in 1988. A strong supporter of the community, Michael has served on numerous boards, including the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation Board, the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, and Youth Development, Inc. His son Alex graduated Bosque in 2007.

Nancy Klion

Board Secretary
Executive Committee
Development Committee
2016–Present

Nancy is the owner of Sarabande Bed & Breakfast and Sarabande Home in Los Ranchos. Nancy has served as the board chair of Manzano Day School; she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Horizons Albuquerque, an affiliate of Horizons National, a tuition-free academic enrichment program that addresses the achievement gap and summer learning loss for public school students from low-income families. Nancy is the proud mother of Bosque alumni—Myles '11 and Madeline '14—and Bella '19.

Brian A. Rashap, Ph.D.

Board Treasurer
Executive Committee
Trustee Committee
Finance Committee Chair
2015–Present

Brian is the Corporate Services Site Manager for Intel’s facility in Rio Rancho, NM. In this role, Brian is responsible for the NM site’s facilities operations, building services, employee conveniences, security, health and safety, permitting and regulatory compliance, and community relations. Brian started at Intel New Mexico in 1995, after earning his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan; he has held numerous Engineering and Manufacturing management positions at various Intel fabrication facilities over the past 20 years. He actively mentors, both inside and outside of Intel, and is currently the sponsor of Intel NM’s Network of Intel African-American employees. Brian has been very active in the community. He serves on the advisory board for the Engineering School at New Mexico State University, as well as NMSU’s Arrowhead Center. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of New Mexico First, where he is passionate about engaging the broader community in addressing the various issues facing the State of New Mexico. Brian is formerly the chairman of the Board of the Santa Fe-based Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship. He and his wife, Krista, are the proud parents of a Bosque alumna and Bosque student. In his spare time, Brian enjoys reading, cycling, and playing soccer. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

Peter A. Sanchez

Finance Committee
2017–Present

Peter is the Chief Executive Officer for The Atrisco Companies. He earned an MBA in Accounting from the University of New Mexico, a doctorate in Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center and holds a license as a Certified Public Accountant. Within the community, Peter serves on several boards, including the Hispano Philanthropic Society of the United Way, Golden Apple Foundation, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, and United Way of Central New Mexico. He and his wife have three children—Bosque alumnus Max '17, Sofia '21 and Beliza '23.

Patrick Wilkins, CPA

Finance Committee
2018 - Present

A dare from Pat’s father put him on the path to accounting. Pat’s father, a high school guidance counselor, challenged his then-aimless son to earn an accounting degree as a way to prove he could accomplish a goal. Pat accepted the challenge and earned a BBA from UNM. With that degree, he found his true calling as an accountant and storyteller. Pat is the partner in charge of the audit department at Ricci & Company, LLC. Pat applies his extensive experience with not-for-profit organizations to help passionate leaders of not-for-profits transition to long-term sustainable businesses. Pat enjoys working with family businesses to develop successful enterprises that endure across generations. He delights in explaining financial issues with metaphors and stories. He currently also serves on the board for Nonprofit Back Office Resources and was former Board Treasurer for United Way of Central New Mexico and Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, as well as former president of the board for Alta Mira Specialized Family Services. Outside of accounting, his greatest pleasure is being a husband and a father to his two daughters, Bosque alumna Claire '16 and Grace '21.

Marla Wood

Finance Committee
2018–Present

Marla works with O2 CPA Consulting Group helping artistic and creative entrepreneurs build businesses out of their creative passions. With an undergraduate degree in theatre from Rhodes College and an Executive MBA from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Business, she helps artists better understand and embrace strategies for profitability in their creative business ventures. Across the years as managing director of Keshet Dance Company, director of community affairs for UNM’s Office of the President, and ARCA’s business enterprise director, Marla has worked with a myriad of diverse stakeholders in support of the arts, economic development, and education. She is a lazy but inspired gardener, a fierce proponent of voting, the proud MerMom of two amazing college students, and the grateful wife of Superman.

Pat Preib

Interim Head of School
2018–2019

Pat has worked in independent education since the late 1980's. During her career, she has served in various roles as a division director, head of school, assistant director of admissions, an assistant volleyball and soccer coach, as well as a history, geography, and Latin teacher. Pat has organized service learning projects with the homeless and experiential education activities such as Pueblo pottery making. She has also taken her students overseas to southern France and to Rome and Pompeii, and on rafting and backpacking trips in the Pacific Northwest and New Mexico. With an undergraduate degree in Classical Studies, Pat went on to earn two master's degrees, one in Liberal Education and the other in Eastern Classics. Pat joined the Bosque community in the summer of 2017 as Head of the Middle School, and will serve as Interim Head of School during the 2018–2019 school year.

Peggie Ann Findlay

Founder of Bosque School
Trustee Emeritus

Peggie is a physician and cancer researcher. She also serves on the Symphony Board, is a member of the Order of St. John, and a founder of Bosque School. Peggie’s children, Alexandra '03 and Brendan '06, are Bosque alumni.