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The New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation is led by a seasoned team of experts in their fields who are passionate about serving New Mexico’s students and families.

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Board of Directors


Some of the best financial and educational professionals in New Mexico serve on our volunteer board of directors to help guide NMEAF’s mission and future vision.

Dan Salzwedel

Dr. Dan Salzwedel

Chair
Term: 2018-2022
Director, S and S Enterprises

Gavin Gillette 

Vice Chair
Term: 2016-2020
SVP-Administration, First Financial Credit Union
 
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Alexander Heubeck 

Board Member
Term: 2019-2023
Senior Relationship Manager,
AVP, Bank of the West
 

Pauline Garcia

Board Member
Term: 2017-2021
CNM Community College
 

Tim Eichenberg

New Mexico State Treasurer

 

Julie Filatoff 
Interim Secretary/Treasurer

New Mexico State Treasurer’s Representative
 

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Executive Officers & Leadership Team

Brad Allpass

Brad Allpass

President, Chief Executive Officer
Brad Allpass joined NMEAF in 1999 as the Director of Internal Audit. He’s served as the CFO since 2004 and has stewarded the organization through many changes. He is a CPA and has a BBA and MBA from the University of New Mexico.
Grace Tackman

Grace Tackman

Assistant Vice President, Human Resources
Grace Tackman has been with NMEAF since 2011. She supervises the Human Resources, Facilities and Imaging departments. Grace has a background in Human Resources Management and was previously at Heads Up Landscape Contractors. She has a BA from Southwestern University.

 

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General Counsel
Reginald Storment has served as NMEAF's General Counsel since 1998. He serves as a member of the National Council of Higher Education Resources legal committee and serves on the board of directors for Data Com Industries. He has a Juris Doctor degree from UNM Law School.


Estevan Martinez

Assistant Vice President, Information Technology
Estevan Martinez has been with NMEAF since 2017.  Prior to joining NMEAF, he worked for a leading Managed Service Security Provider in New Mexico.  Estevan is an information security leader with proven expertise in risk management initiatives while establishing and enhancing key information security objectives to maximize security and productivity.

 

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NMEAF Board Policies


Learn more about the policies for our board of directors, executive officers and staff:

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NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
NEW MEXICO EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS


The New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation Board of Directors will hold a special board meeting on March 16, 2021 at 2:00pm. Due to the ongoing health issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be a virtual meeting conducted via Zoom Meeting. Any member of the public who wishes to attend this virtual meeting must notify Patricia Sierra at sierrap@nmeaf.org or 505-761-2012. Such notification must be received no later than 1:00 pm on March15, 2021. If a request to attend the virtual meeting is received timely, information on how to attend the virtual meeting will be furnished to the requestor by email or direct telephone conversation.


Board Agendas & Minutes


Board Agendas
Board Meeting Minutes

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Board of Directors


Some of the best financial and educational professionals in New Mexico serve on our volunteer board of directors to help guide NMEAF’s mission and future vision.

Dan Salzwedel

Dr. Dan Salzwedel

Chair
Term: 2018-2022
Director, S and S Enterprises

Gavin Gillette 

Vice Chair
Term: 2016-2020
SVP-Administration, First Financial Credit Union
 
Alexander Heubeck photo

Alexander Heubeck 

Board Member
Term: 2019-2023
Senior Relationship Manager,
AVP, Bank of the West
 

Pauline Garcia

Board Member
Term: 2017-2021
CNM Community College
 

Tim Eichenberg

New Mexico State Treasurer

 

Julie Filatoff 
Interim Secretary/Treasurer

New Mexico State Treasurer’s Representative
 

Executive Officers

Executive Officers & Leadership Team

Brad Allpass

Brad Allpass

President, Chief Executive Officer
Brad Allpass joined NMEAF in 1999 as the Director of Internal Audit. He’s served as the CFO since 2004 and has stewarded the organization through many changes. He is a CPA and has a BBA and MBA from the University of New Mexico.
Grace Tackman

Grace Tackman

Assistant Vice President, Human Resources
Grace Tackman has been with NMEAF since 2011. She supervises the Human Resources, Facilities and Imaging departments. Grace has a background in Human Resources Management and was previously at Heads Up Landscape Contractors. She has a BA from Southwestern University.

 

Reginald Storment PhotoReginald Storment

General Counsel
Reginald Storment has served as NMEAF's General Counsel since 1998. He serves as a member of the National Council of Higher Education Resources legal committee and serves on the board of directors for Data Com Industries. He has a Juris Doctor degree from UNM Law School.


Estevan Martinez

Assistant Vice President, Information Technology
Estevan Martinez has been with NMEAF since 2017.  Prior to joining NMEAF, he worked for a leading Managed Service Security Provider in New Mexico.  Estevan is an information security leader with proven expertise in risk management initiatives while establishing and enhancing key information security objectives to maximize security and productivity.

 

Board Policies

NMEAF Board Policies


Learn more about the policies for our board of directors, executive officers and staff:

Board Agendas & Minutes

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
NEW MEXICO EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS


The New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation Board of Directors will hold a special board meeting on March 16, 2021 at 2:00pm. Due to the ongoing health issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be a virtual meeting conducted via Zoom Meeting. Any member of the public who wishes to attend this virtual meeting must notify Patricia Sierra at sierrap@nmeaf.org or 505-761-2012. Such notification must be received no later than 1:00 pm on March15, 2021. If a request to attend the virtual meeting is received timely, information on how to attend the virtual meeting will be furnished to the requestor by email or direct telephone conversation.


Board Agendas & Minutes


Board Agendas
Board Meeting Minutes