Originally from Oregon, Kim Griego-Kiel holds a B.A. from the College of Santa Fe and an MBA in Sustainable Business from Marylhust University in Portland, OR. Her graduate studies have broadened her understanding of how sustainability can encompass business and government policy and make changes in the broadest sense. In her personal life, Kim embodies the same values and passions that drive her professional life. She has served on many boards. She is the mother of two grown sons, is an avid organic gardener sharing her five-acre rural spread near Santa Fe with her wife Rose, four dogs and a cat.
Rose Griego-Kiel has 15+ years of business experience, both in corporate and non-profit accounting and management. As a finance professional, she brings together the business acumen of the corporate world and a heartfelt commitment to non-profits, to create a management approach that is the best of both worlds. Rose is not “from” anywhere, having grown up in a military family, but has deep familial roots in Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Rose currently volunteers her financial expertise on the boards of several local NPO’s, supporting everything from health services to performing arts to the environment and marriage equality rights.
Lydia Huerta received her PhD in Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures from The University of Texas at Austin. She is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies and Spanish in both the Department of Social Sciences and the Humanities Department at Western New Mexico University where he teaches courses on Latin American and Latino Literature, Film, Media and Culture, Women and Gender Studies and Spanish. Lydia also serves as Co-Director for The Center for Gender Equity, where she focuses on collaborating with students and other faculty to provide transformative programming and advocacy on issues of gender equity and feminism.
Adrien Lawyer is the co-Director and co-founder of the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico. He sits on many task forces, including with Albuquerque Public Schools to implement best practice-based trans* student and staff policies, and the All Families Matter Coalition focused on issues impacting New Mexico's LGBT families. Mr. Lawyer provides transgender cultural competency training all over the state and in various locations around the U.S. He is a transgender man, a spouse and father, and is working for equality and accessible resources for the entire transgender community.
Paul Oostenbrug helps health care and social service organizations obtain funding through grants from foundations and government as well as proposals to government entities. He also works with individuals to ensure that their personal and financial security is protected by assisting them to obtain long term care insurance. Paul is an active runner, likes to ski and hike, and enjoys taking photographs.
Alma Rosa Silva-Bañuelos is the Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center at the University of New Mexico. In this role, Alma Rosa is committed to creating a space that provides service to UNM students, faculty and staff of all gender identities and sexual orientations through support, advocacy, education and safety. She has also been a community organizer in her hometown of Albuquerque, NM since the late 1990’s, and has worked throughout New Mexico facilitating local and rural communities to self-organize for social justice.
Audriana Wilkerson is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She is the youngest of three children, with a total of five nieces and nephews, and is a member of Alpha Pi Delta Sorority Incorporated, Fall 2013. She currently resides in Albuquerque with her wife, Kamesha, and two dogs Alexis and Gizmo. In her words, "My mother, who is a lesbian, was told to keep her personal feelings and life private, as if it were a voodoo curse to be you. This fuels my fire to fight for all so they are allowed to be exactly who they are meant to be, and love truly and freely."