Our Board & Leadership

Dedicated Professionals

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.

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Alexander Heubeck


Term: 2024 – 2027
Senior Lead Relationship Manager, Emerging Middle Market, Commercial Bank, BMO Bank N.A

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Kevin Powers

Vice Chair

Term: 2022 – 2026

KPow Consulting LLC

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Gavin Gillette

Board Member

Term: 2020 – 2024
Human Resources Business
Partner for Sandia National Labs

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Laura M. Montoya

Board Member

Term: 2023 – 2026

New Mexico State Treasurer

Rosenda Minella

Board Member

Term: 2024 – 2025

Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success, CNM

Executive Officers & Leadership Team

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.

Reginald 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.

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Tracy Rowe

Assistant Vice President, Finance

Tracy Rowe has been with NMEAF since 2002.  Tracy served as both Internal Auditor and Controller before heading up the Finance department.  Tracy earned both an MBA (Accounting) and a BA (Philosophy) from the University of New Mexico.  She is currently a CPA and a CIA. 

Grace Tackman

Assistant Vice President, Human Resources

Grace Tackman has been with NMEAF since 2011. She supervises Human Resources, Facilities and the 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.

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.


The New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation Board of Directors meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. in the boardroom of the Foundation’s offices at 7400 Tiburon NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. A copy of the agenda will be available on the Web at www.nmeaf.org. If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of any form of auxiliary aid, service, or special assistance, please contact Anna Smith at smitha@nmeaf.org or (505) 761-2300 by 5:00 p.m. April 29, 2024.