Board of Directors

Debra Singletary

Chair

Debra is a life-long resident of New Mexico. Debra grew up on the west side of Albuquerque and is still a resident of her childhood home. Debra’s priorities have always been serving her church, as a voice for families, local businesses and her community. For the last 29 years Debra has served on the YDI Board of Directors and has recently been elected Chair. 

Carl D. Broach

Vice-Chair

Carl Dallas Broach is a native of Chicago Illinois who has resided in New Mexico since 2001. Carl is a mental health therapist who has worked with diverse populations in New Mexico during his nineteen years in the state. He adds a great deal of state and local government experience to the make-up of our board. Carl has been on the board of directors since 2016 and currently serves as the vice-chair.

Kevin Brewster

Treasurer

Bio Coming Soon.

 

Melissa Armijo

Secretary

Melissa Armijo is currently the Office Manager at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation. Prior to that she was a Special Assistant to the Dean of Students at UNM. Melissa is a recent graduate of Emerge New Mexico and has completed courses through UNM’s Anderson School of Management in Women in Leadership Development and Non-Profit Management.

Marie Martinez

Member

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Cynthia Nava

Member

A former policy analyst and non-profit executive, Cynthia Nava has utilized the power o f her live experiences to empower communities of color, youth, and leaders across teh country. She is policy advocate and believes in strenghening voices through civic engagement, education and holistic methods. As a former DACA recipient, Cindy has focused on opening access for immigrants interested in policy and politics to begin a bathway of leadership development and training that creates opportunies for them to serve within those sectors. She has a laundry list of accomplishmentss i n politics and community. Currently Cindy serves as the Prinicipal of Nava Strategies.

 

Mark Dinelli

Member

Mark Dinelli is a personal injury attorney who fights to ensure that injury victims are fairly compensated. Over the years, Mark has earned millions of dollars for his clients by aggressively holding insurance companies and their clients accountable. Mark is a native New Mexican and resident of Albuquerque. He attended Saint Pius X High School, where he became a two-time state champion as a member of their nationally-renowned soccer team. Mark received his undergraduate degree in Criminology from the University of New Mexico in 2009. Thereafter, he attended law school at the University of New Mexico School of Law, where he was repeatedly placed on the Honor Roll. Through diligence and perseverance, Mark was able to graduate from law school a semester early. 

 

Mary Hale

Member

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Steve Lucero

Member

Steve Lucero is a Public Health Planner specializing in addiction medication policy and community-based approaches to improving public health. He is an independent contractor serving as Executive Director for the New Mexico Hispanic Medical Association, Lobbyist for The New Mexico Academy of Family Physicians, and Public Health Planner for Health Equity Council. 

 

Louise Sanchez

Member

Louise Sanchez has been serving her community for twenty years. Currently, she is the Director for the RAC STOP Program where she oversees several programs which serve adults, adolescents, and adjudicated youth. Louise also sits on eighteen other community organizations and serves five public school districts. Louise believes that it “takes a village” and is excited to be making a difference in her community by connecting those in need with resources.

Dawn Esquibel

Member

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Walter Vigil

Member

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