New America Schools Network – Board of Directors


  • Polly Baca, Former State Senator and community leader, Denver, Colorado
  • Deborah Brackney, Executive Vice President, Mountain States Employers Council
  • Dianne Lefly, Director of Instructional Research and Decision Analytics, Colorado Community College System
  • Jorge Loweree, Senior Counsel for Congressman Jared Polis
  • Tomas Mejia, State Director, Migrant Education Program, Colorado Department of Education, Denver, Colorado
  • Gina Nocera, Executive Director, Jared Polis Foundation, Boulder, Colorado


  • Larry P. Mason, Interim Vice President, Office of Diversity and Cultural Affairs, Community College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada

New Mexico

  • Richard Jose Bela, Esq., Nonprofit Consultant, Placitas, New Mexico
  • Susie Kimble, President, Judy Enterprises Strategic Information Group; Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Juan Vigil, Retired public servant, former White House Fellow, National Urban Fellow and participant in the Aspen Fellowship, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Fernando R. Macias, Chief Judge, Third Judicial District Court, County of Dona Ana, New Mexico, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Members at Large

  • John Munoz, Director, Teletech, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • The Honorable Frank Riggs,┬ábusinessman, former U.S. Congressman and national leader of the charter school movement, Scottsdale, Arizona