Who We Are

City Alive is composed of organizations that have committed to supporting the creation of homegrown jobs by working together to remove barriers and create a better environment where entrepreneurs build businesses that succeed. The leadership partners below design and execute on new initiatives. In collaboration with community partners, we advance equity, jobs, income and wealth for all of Albuquerque to prosper.

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Robin Brulé

Chief Strategist


Chair of Capital Access Action Team


Senior Vice President of Community Relations, Nusenda Credit Union


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Maggie Newman

Program Manager


Tech Navigator Project Lead


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Lisa Adkins



Co-Chair, Business Development and Commercialization Action Team (AKA Tech Team)


COO and Director, FatPipe ABQ

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Kelli Cooper


Chair, SU3 Action Team (AKA Venture Team)


Vice President, Albuquerque Community Foundation


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Robert DelCampo


Co-chair, Business Development and Commercialization Action Team (AKA Tech Team)


Executive Director, innovationAcademy, University of New Mexico

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Brittany Ortiz



Chair, Data Impact and Evaluation Action Team (AKA DIET Team)


Deputy Director, Office of Equity and Inclusion, City of AlbuquerqueABQ


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Josue Olivares


Chair, Molino Action Team


Executive Director, South Valley Economic Development Center

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Mayling Armijo


Director of Economic Development, Bernalillo County

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Charles Ashley


President & Founder, Cultivating Coders


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T.J. Cook


Executive Director, ABQid

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Dr. Lee Francis


CEO and Publisher, Native Realities

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John Freisinger


Executive Director, InnovateABQ


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Tina Garcia-Shams


Executive Director, Street Food Institute

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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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Javier Martinez


Executive Director, Partnership for Community Action

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Frank Mirabal, Ph.D.


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


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Erin Muffoletto


External Affairs Manager, Comcast New Mexico

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Diane Harrison Ogawa


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

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Vanessa Roanhorse


CEO, Roanhorse Consulting, LLC


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Shelle Sanchez


Director, Cultural Services, City of Albuquerque

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Julianna Silva


Managing Director, WESST Enterprise Center

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Alvin H. Warren


Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation