ALMA Board of Directors

Kate Smith

Kate Smith

Board President

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.

Nan Masland

Nan Masland

Board Vice President

Nan Masland is the public art project coordinator for Bernalillo County Public Art Program and holds a Master’s in Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico. She is an artist, art educator, and has work in the City of Albuquerque Public Art Collection.  Along with serving on the Board of Directors for ALMA, Nan is member of the Creative Action Team for the Any Given Child Initiative through the Kennedy Center.  In her spare time, Nan enjoys making arts and crafts projects with her family.

George Radnovich

George Radnovich

Board Secretary

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.   

Valentin Garcia

Valentin Garcia

Board Member

Bio Coming Soon!

Stephen Calvin

Stephen Calvin

Board Member

Bio Coming Soon!

Daisy Quezada

Daisy Quezada

Board Member

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.

León M. Powell

León M. Powell

Board Member

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.

Kathy Garcia

Board Member

Kathy Bustos-Garcia is a native New Mexican who has spent over 40 years as an educator in the state. She taught Spanish, English Language Arts, and English as a Second Language. Most of her career was spent at the middle school level. The last 10 years of her career were working with at-risk students at Youth Development Inc. and high-risk charter schools. Kathy believes that the gift of expressing oneself in more than one language is like creating a piece of art. Speaking a second language and creating a piece of art are both gifts that enable an individual to communicate better with others in society. She is proud and happy to be part of the ALMA team and looks forward to the great ways this organization will bring cultural awareness to our beautiful city.

Board meeting Minutes & Agendas – Coming Soon!

ALMA would like to thank previous board members for thier time and support:

Richard Rodriguez

Previous Board President

Susan McAllister

Previous Board Treasure and Administrative Staff