Who We Are

Since 2013, over 100 nonprofit, business and community leaders, service providers, educational institutions and philanthropists have volunteered hundreds of hours in partnership with City Alive to build an environment in Albuquerque for entrepreneurs to succeed.

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Robin Brulé

Chief Strategist


City Alive, Albuquerque’s Living Cities Integration Initiative


Senior Vice President of Community Relations, Nusenda Credit Union


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Lisa Abeyta


Founder and CEO, APPCityLife Inc.

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Lisa Adkins


COO and Director, FatPipe ABQ


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Deanna Archuleta


Interim Director of Economic Development, Bernalillo County

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Mayling Armijo


Director of Economic Development, Bernalillo County

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T.J. Cook


Executive Director, ABQid


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Kelli Cooper


Vice President, Albuquerque Community Foundation

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Robert DelCampo, Ph.D.


Executive Director, innovationAcademy, University of New Mexico

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Angelo Gonzales, Ph.D.


Executive Director, Mission: Graduate


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Synthia Jaramillo


Director of Economic Development, City of Albuquerque

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Sara Keller


Community Relations Officer, Southwest Capital Bank

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David Kistin


Program Leader, Sandia National Laboratories Center for Collaboration and Commercialization


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Tessah Latson


Director, Barelas Economic Opportunity Center (BEOC), Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

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Frank Mirabal, Ph.D.


Director of Collective Impact, City of Albuquerque Mayor’s Office

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Diane Harrison Ogawa


Director of Community Partnerships and Systems, Central New Mexico Community College


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Josue Olivares


Executive Director, South Valley Economic Development Center

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Olivia Padilla-Jackson


Deputy Director, Finance & Administrative Services Department, City of Albuquerque

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Adrian Pedroza


Social Enterprise Director, Partnership for Community Action


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Henry Rael


Program Officer, McCune Charitable Foundation

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Rick Rennie


Asset Manager, Historic District Improvement Company

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Vanessa Roanhorse


CEO, Roanhorse Consulting, LLC


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Dr. Shelle VanEtten de Sanchez


Director, Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque

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Alvin H. Warren


Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation