Board Members

Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network is composed of a board to help guide its mission.  If you would like to be part of the board or board meetings, please email or call/text 505-382-5061


Laurie Magovern

Laurie started with the RGDSN board in 2016 and is starting her third year on the board. She is the board president. She is the curator of education at the Balloon Museum in Albuquerque, NM. She has an 8 year old daughter with Down syndrome and a 13 year old son and 11 year old daughter.

Jeannine Miller Barreras

This Jeannine second year with he RGDSN board. She is the vice-president of the board. She is the co-owner of Miller's Insulation. She has a 9 year old son with Down syndrome. She is excited to help the network in any way possible. She hope's her business background, connections in community and energy will add new facet to the network.


Christine Habersham


Katelynn Fruge

This is Katelynn's first year on the board of directors for RGDSN. She has helped in previous years with non-profit organizations and has been very succesful in fundraising. She hopes that her passion and enterprising personality will help in the continued growth of the network. She has a 6 year old son with Down syndrome, and a 3 year old daughter.


Melissa Lopez

his will be my first year on the board. I am currently a stay-at-home mom to three kiddos: a 12-year-old Daughter, nine-year-old son and a three-year-old son with Down syndrome. My husband is also an active member with RGDSN. I am currently in process of becoming an IEP coach and have previously worked in government contacting at both DCMA and LANL.

Lori Fierro


Billy Thiebaut - Program Coordinator

Since April of 2016, Billy has been helping to coordinate programs for RGDSN.   He is an educator and coach in Albuquerque Public Schools.  He has a 9 year old daughter with Down syndrome and a 14 year old son and 12 year old daughter.