Board of Directors
Marney Hupper, President
Joni Pierce, President Elect
Dean Willingham, Treasurer
Patricia Kurz, Secretary
Maria Griego-Raby, Past President
Pamela Weese Powell, Museum Board of Trustees
Margaret (Peg) Cronin
Stephanie Del Campo
Gerard (Roddy) Thomson Jr.
Kenton Van Harten
Emily Blaugrund Fox, Executive Director
Andrew Connors, Museum Director
*The Immediate Past-President, the Museum Board of Trustees Chair and the Development Committee Chair are automatically members of the Executive Committee pursuant to the Foundation’s bylaws, so no vote is necessary. The Museum Director, and the Foundation Executive Director, are non-voting, ex-officio members of the Executive Committee.
Board Bios and Terms
Perry Bendicksen, III is an attorney at Rodey Law Firm. He currently serves on the board for WESST.
Other Board affiliations: The Outpost, Roadrunner Food Bank and the Association of Commerce and Industry.
Emily Blaugrund Fox is the Executive Director of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation
Andrew Connors is the Director of the Albuquerque Museum.
Peg Cronin opened the Mariposa Gallery with Fay Abrams in 1974, a 24 year endeavor. Born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Ms. Cronin attended West Chester University and the University of Illinois, and has lived in New Mexico for 48 years.
Other Board affiliations: Southwest Arts and Crafts and the New Mexico Symphony .
Stephanie Del Campo is a speech-language pathologist at Christina Brown and Associates. Ms. Del Campo earned her BA and a Master of Science from the University of New Mexico.
Other Board and volunteer affiliation: the Advisory Board for National Chi Omega, Junior League of Albuquerque Bord, UNM Young Alumni, and Ronald McDonald House.
Catherine T. Goldberg is a director in the Albuquerque office at Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, PA. Ms. Goldberg is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, and the ACMA Opinions Committee. In 2014, Ms. Goldberg received the Justice Pamela B. Minzner Professionalism Award from the State Bar of New Mexico and in 2016, was inducted into the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Maria Griego-Raby is the President and Principal at Contract Associates, Inc. Ms. Griego-Raby received her BBA – Marketing from the University of New Mexico and MBA - UNM Studies at La Universidad de Las Americas in Puebla, Mexico
Other Board affiliations: the State of New Mexico Board of Finance, the UNM Hospital Clinical Operations Board of Directors, the UNM Anderson School National Advisory Board, the Mountain States Insurance Board of Directors, and the NM Student Loans Guarantee Corporation Board of Directors. Ms. Griego-Raby is a former member of the UNM Board of Regents.
Marney Hupper is a nonprofit advancement professional with 20+ years of experience. Having moved to Albuquerque in March of 2016, she is currently the executive director of Sumbandila, a U.S. non-profit organization that supports transformational education in Africa by means of a world-class education and mentorship program.
Pam Hurd-Knief, a native of Hershey, PA, moved to Albuquerque in 1993. Ms. Hurd-Knief held development positions at Adelante Development Center, and the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation. Retired since 2013, Ms. Hurd-Knief is currently a consultant for the UNM School of Engineering and consultant for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). Pam received an MS from Penn State University, an MB/GA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Other Board affiliations: NM Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Junior League of Albuquerque, the YMCA, the Albuquerque Arts Alliance, the Samaritan Counseling Center, the ARC of New Mexico, Rotary del Sol, and Leadership Albuquerque.
Term: 2014-2017, 2017-2020
Mark Joiner, CPA, has been a practicing independent CPA and consultant in New Mexico for thirty-four years, with audit and attest engagement responsibilities for not-for-profit corporations, public registrants and closely held companies in a variety of industries.
Other Board affiliations: Sandia Preparatory School.
Mark received BS and MBA degrees from the University of Missouri.
Term: 2014-2017, 2017-2020
Barbara J. “BJ” Jones is president of The Inside Scoop, LLC, providing personal coaching and human resources expertise and services. BJ retired from Sandia National Labs after 25 years in Human Resources. BJ earned a BS in Medical Microbiology, and an MBA, both from Stanford University.
Other Board affiliations: United Way of Central New Mexico Women-in-Philanthropy Council, the Church of the Risen Savior, and as a Trustee for the University of New Mexico Anderson Business School Foundation, past president of the NM BioPark Society, Bosque School, All Faiths Receiving Home Foundation, United Way of Central New Mexico, Explora Science Center, and the Leadership Albuquerque Alumni Association.
Patricia Kurz was raised in the home of a prominent family in Mexico City and spent her career as a diplomat, working for the Mexican Foreign Service, before being posted in 2012 at the Consulate of Mexico in Albuquerque, until her retirement in 2014.
In 2015, together with her husband Rob Kurz, she created the Kurz Foundation. Patricia has a formal training in International Relations (BA) at the ILERI Institute in Paris, France.
Other Board and volunteer affiliations: 516 ARTS, and Keshet Ideas and Innovation Center Advisory Council.
Joni Pierce, CFA® is a Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo in 2006 and is currently a Senior Investment Strategist with The Private Bank. Ms. Pierce earned her BS and MA from the University of Nebraska. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Other Board and volunteer affiliations: the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of New Mexico, the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management Foundation, the New Mexico Estate Planning Council, and the Santa Fe Estate Planning Council.
Scott Schaffer is an AANP certified Family Nurse Practitioner licensed in New Mexico. Mr. Schaffer practiced healthcare law for 14 in a mid-sized firm and represented Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, other health insurers, PPOs, HMOs, healthcare organizations and facilities and providers.
Corinne Thevenet has lived in New Mexico since 1956. Ms. Thevenet received her BA in Education from Brooklyn College in New York. Ms. Thevenet taught at U.S. Army Schools, in Munich, Germany and was a first grade teacher with the Albuquerque Public Schools. She is active in many local cultural organizations, including the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, the Albuquerque Museum Foundation, and the Albuquerque Opera Guild.
Other Board and volunteer affiliations: Albuquerque Child Guidance Center, Friends of Art, University of New Mexico, Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera, Assistance League of Albuquerque, Junior League of Albuquerque, and the City of Albuquerque Arts Board.
Gerard “Roddy” Thompson is an agent and financial services professional for New York Life Albuquerque, he previously worked in the event management industry. Mr. Thompson received his Bachelors of Arts in 2007 Santa Fe, NM.
Kenton Van Harten is president and CEO of American Home. Kenton has been a member of American Home's board for many years and is a partner in private equity investment firm Hancock, Park & Associates, which has owned a majority stake in American Home since 2005. He also is president and CEO of exercise fitness specialty retailer Fitness Holdings International, which operates 120 stores nationwide under the Omni Fitness Equipment and Busy Body Home Fitness brands.
Alfred H. Volden, CTIE, ASA, is the president and managing director of All World Travel, Inc., and president of Schwartzman, Inc. a closely held family corporation. A lifelong resident of Albuquerque, Mr. Volden traces his family history in Albuquerque back to 1889. He attended Sandia Preparatory School and the University of New Mexico. He is also an accredited Space Agent for Virgin Galactic.
Other Board affiliations: Virtuoso Member Advisory Board, Sandia Preparatory School.
Jason Weaks is a contract lobbyist and lawyer for Weaks Law Firm. A lifelong resident of New Mexico, Mr. Weaks was previously with the NM Public Defender’s Department and is a seasoned litigator. Currently he focuses on government relations and policy-based work. He believes in the importance of community engagement and ensuring that New Mexico continues to be a place where generations to come will be proud to call home.
Tracey B. Weisberg has had a career ranging from Nutrition Coordinator for the Head Start Program of Fresno County, California, to working for a Fortune Five Hundred Company in New York City, to working in the apparel industry as a sales and marketing executive for key accounts for VF Corporation.
Ms. Weisberg received her B.S. from the University of Illinois.
Dean Willingham, CPA, is a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) with two decades of experience in public accounting.
Other Board and volunteer affiliations: University of New Mexico Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, and Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants , American Subcontractors’ Association of New Mexico, Construction Financial Management Association, and Construction Industry Certified Public Accountants and Consultants.