Board and Committees


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.

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Donyelle Lucero


Donyelle is currently serving as President of the Board for a second year. She has previously served as the Committee Chair for RGDSN’s Buddy Walk and has been involved with marketing efforts since 2016. She is the mother of 1-year-old Charli and 7-year-old Nicholas who has Down syndrome and inspired her to become involved in advocacy efforts within the DS community.

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Jeannine Barreras

Board Member

Jeannine is serving for the second time on the Board.  Previously, she was the Vice-President of the RGDSN Board and helped to coordinate and raise funds for the organization. Her 13-year-old son has Down syndrome.

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Laurie Magovern

Board Member

Laurie started with the RGDSN Board in 2016. She has an 11-year-old daughter with Down syndrome, a 16-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter.

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Shari Cordova

Board Member

Shari has served in various capacities in the organization since its inception, including on the Board and various committees. She has four children, one of whom happens to have an extra chromosome.

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Lena Armstrong-Strober

Board Member

Lena Armstrong Strober is currently serving her second year as an RGDSN Board member. She is blessed to be the mother of two amazing daughters, Zoelle (11) and Aleeya (7), both born at home in water. And shares homeschooling responsibilities with her incredible husband Dean Strober. Lena enjoys teaching yoga, performing, sewing and assisting her husband produce festivals. She is an advocate for people of all abilities having equal rights and fair treatment. Her life has been forever changed for the better by birthing a child with Down Syndrome.

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Billy Thiebaut

Program Specialist

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 11-year-old daughter with Down syndrome, a 16-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter.

Parent Care Committee

Our parent care committee connects families with a prenatal diagnosis, diagnosis at birth and relocating families to the area to our Network. If you are interested in joining the Parent Care Committee, please contact Felicia Salazar 505-514-2614 or Nichole Moberly 505-850-5272.

Board Documents

2015 Meeting Minutes

2016 Meeting Minutes

2017 Meeting Minutes

2018 Meeting Minutes

2019 Meeting Minutes

 2020 Meeting Minutes

2021 Meeting Minutes

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