Author, defense attorney, former LANL Foundation CEO, among new members

August 25, 2016

CONTACT: Sharon Kayne, Communications Director, NM Voices for Children, 505-244-9505 

ALBUQUERQUE—Five New Mexicans recently joined the New Mexico Voices for Children Board of Directors. They are: Susan Herrera, Polly Dement, Kimberly Curry, Cindy Nava, and Antonio Granillo.

Ms. Herrera, who is a senior associate with Northern Community Development Consulting Associates, was the long-time CEO of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation and has also served as the director of the Northern New Mexico Community College Foundation. She lives in Embudo. Ms. Dement wrote Mississippi Entrepreneurs, was communications director of the National Commission on Children, and was a reporter for the Congressional Monitor. She lives in Santa Fe. Ms. Curry is an attorney in private practice, specializing in family immigration and criminal defense. She was also an assistant district attorney for the 13th Judicial District in Bernalillo. She lives in Albuquerque. Ms. Nava is currently a master’s candidate in educational leadership and policy at UNM. She has also worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Policy, Evaluation and Applied Research, and as a graduate research fellow at UNM’s Center for Education Policy Research. She lives in Albuquerque. Mr. Granillo is an undergraduate at UNM who has worked for the Partnership for Community Action and Working Classroom. He was also one of the four winners of this year’s Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Award. He lives in Albuquerque.

“It’s wonderful to have this diverse group of accomplished New Mexicans join our Board,” said Board Co-Chair Don Simonson. “They bring a wide variety of skills, experiences, and perspectives to the Board. Cindy and Raul will also each bring a young person’s perspective, which we haven’t had in a while,” he added.


New Mexico Voices for Children is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advocating for policies to improve the health and well-being of New Mexico’s children, families and communities.
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