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Search Committee


Michael A. Martin, Board President 

Porter Swentzell, PhD, Board Secretary/Treasurer


Rachel Begay, Northern New Mexico College
Administrative Assistant, Language & Letters

Nathana Rae Jelyn Bird, Associate Director
Tewa Women United

Scott Braley, PhD, Assistant Professor
Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Radiation Protection

Melanie Colgan
Assistant Professor, Nursing

Ryan Cordova, Northern New Mexico College
Athletic Director/Men’s Head Basketball Coach

Kelly Cowan, PhD 
Adjunct Professor, Faculty Senator, Business Administration

Tim Crone
NFEE President

Lori Franklin
NNMC Council of Chairs/Chair, Language & Letters

Bruno Guedes, Student Senate President

Ana X Gutiérrez Sisneros, PhD, Faculty Senate President
Clinical Coordinator/Associate Professor, Nursing

Susan Herrera, New Mexico State Representative

Alfred Herrera, President
Northern New Mexico College Foundation Board

Incoming Branch Community College President

Kathy Keith, Board of Directors, Northern New Mexico College Eagle Corporation
Director, Community Partnerships Office, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Sandy Krolick
Creative Director, Communications & Marketing  

Victor Navajas de Faria
Student Senator

Roberta Orona-Cordova, Alumni Association President

Amy Peña, Northern New Mexico College
Executive Office Director

Michael A. Rivera, Northern New Mexico College
Veterans Research Center

Dolores Sanchez, Student Senate Reporter

Tania Sanchez, NNM Foundation Vice President/Secretary
Chief of Staff, Network and Infrastructure Engineering Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Alvin Warren, Vice President of Careers, Pathways and Advocacy
LANL Foundation

Willie Williams, Community Member

Heather Winterer, PhD
Associate Professor, Language & Letters

Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.