ALMA Board of Directors
León M. Powell
León M. Powell’s multifaceted professional approach, founded in the personal is political as a source for community-based connection, has driven them to over a decade of successful leadership within Spanish-speaking and LGBTQI+ communities. Having served as an Educator/Trainer, Spanish Language Translator, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Massage Therapist, León (/le-ohn/) administers dynamic support to organizations such as the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico and the Rio Grande Community Development Corporation. León’s lived experience as a queer, transmasculine, and non-binary person, is the foundation of everything they do, both professionally and personally. León loves living in New Mexico but misses the food and enormous trees of their hometown, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Board Vice President
Daisy Quezada Ureña is a visual artist and educator based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Within her practice she creates ceramic works and installations that speak to identity and place in relation to social structures that cross between imposed borders. Before joining ALMA, she worked alongside nonprofit organizations like The Academy of Love of Learning (El Otro Lado/The Other Side) and Downtown Aurora Visual Arts which impact local communities by bringing art to youth. In 2016 Quezada Ureña co-founded Present Cartographers, a collective invested in the reflection of border-zone geographies and language. Most recent publications include Terreno: Borderland Linguistics and bosque brotatne. Quezada Ureña’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally across Scotland, Taiwan, South Korea, China, and the USA. At the Institute of American Indian Arts she is faculty in the Studio Arts Department.
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Kate has lived in, and loved, Albuquerque for the past twenty years. She graduated from UNM with a BA in Creative Writing and Spanish (but definitely spent more time in the dance building than the library!). Writing, dancing, and studying languages continue to be important parts of both her professional and creative life. She teaches English, service learning, and film at La Academia de Esperanza Charter High School, where she loves learning with the bright and dynamic youth of Albuquerque. She believes that public art is vital for our community, and that it contributes to creating an urban environment that values both our artists and our residents. She is honored to serve on the board of ALMA, and it has given her a deeper understanding of the incredible work that ALMA produces for (and in partnership with) our community.
George Radnovich is a landscape architect and principal with Sites Southwest, a firm dedicated to environmental sustainability through planning, landscape architecture and environmental consulting. Through his practice he has developed a keen sense for aesthetics and art and has worked produced art and alongside of public artists for his entire career.
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Board meeting Minutes & Agendas – Coming Soon!
ALMA would like to thank previous board members for thier time and support:
Previous Board President
Previous Board Vice President
Previous Board Treasure and Administrative Staff