Board and Committees

Our 2024 Board

Donyelle Lucero

Donyelle Lucero

President

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 3-year-old Charli and 9-year-old Nicholas who has Down syndrome and inspired her to become involved in advocacy efforts within the DS community.

Dawn halfacre

Dawn Halfacre

Treasurer

Dawn has served in various capacities of the RGDSN organization since 2009. She has helped coordinate the Buddy Walks, raised donations and auction items for events. She is the mother of 17-year-old son Brandon with Down syndrome and 15-year-old daughter Lauren.

Shari Cordova

Shari Cordova

Secretary

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.

Lena Armstrong Strober

Lena Armstrong-Strober

Board Member/Advocacy Committee Chair/Ambassador to NM Through National Down Syndrome Society

Lena Armstrong Strober is currently serving her 5th year as an RGDSN Board member. She is blessed to be the mother of two amazing daughters, Zoelle (14) and Aleeya (10), both born at home in water. She is lucky to share parenting responsibilities and co-producing festivals with her incredible husband Dean Strober. Lena enjoys teaching yoga, performing, sewing and facilitating sound healings. She is an advocate for all people having equal rights and fair treatment. Her life has been forever changed for the better by birthing a child with Down syndrome.

Hollye Bronson Board

Board Member

Hollye is an occupational therapist of 24 years and specializing in pediatrics. She has worked in early intervention, pediatric and adult rehabilitation clinics, and in schools. Her passion is to support individuals who have disabilities with accessing their worlds and being as independent as possible. She has developed multiple programs that support families and individuals with disabilities including educational technology training programs, life skills training programs, and provider training programs. She and her colleague, Shannon Donnaway SLP, developed a podcast called Education Rx where they interviewed experts about school-based issues and challenges, and ways to improve things. Hollye joined the RGDSN board of directors in May of 2023 with a desire to support and expand New Mexico residents who have Down Syndrome with realizing their personal goals and providing resources and support to families.

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Veronica Chavez Neuman

Board Member

Biography coming soon

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Jaimie Martin

Board Member

Biography coming soon

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Angie Molinar

Board Member

Biography coming soon

Lori Wofford Board

Lori Wofford

Board Member

Lori is currently serving her 2nd year as an RGDSN Board member. Lori is a stay at home mom to two boys, her youngest with Down Syndrome and enjoys taking care of her farm in Santa Fe with her husband and kids. Lori enjoys traveling, being outside, cooking and just being with her family. She is a mentor for women and moms and is now embracing a new love for advocacy for children with disabilities.

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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.

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