Board of Directors and Staff
Board of Directors
The New Mexico Water Collaborative could not be successful without the volunteer service of our Board of Directors. The Board of Directors lend their time, talent, and support to our organization and provide overall policy and strategic planning. All board members are volunteers and receive no compensation or benefits.
Board President David Humble / firstname.lastname@example.org
David is a registered architect and a LEED Accredited Professional retired from Sandia National Laboratories after 25 years of work as an architect, a project developer, and a campus planner. He graduated from the University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning in 1981, an interned as an architectural designer with the firm of Holmes and Narver. David comes from a long lineage of home builders and designers. With residential design as his passion, he also established a residential design business, Humble Homes in 1987. A native New Mexican, David’s focus on issues of sustainability drive his interest in preserving and conserving our water.
Board Secretary Stephen Dominik / email@example.com
Stephen has thirteen years of experience as an architectural designer with a focus on single family, multi-family, low-income, and mixed-use design. He received his Master’s Degree in Architecture from Montana State University. Stephen has consulted, designed, and managed a variety of projects with an emphasis on LEED for Homes Green Design, MFA Green Building Criteria, and ENERGY STAR rated programs. Stephen has a strongly held value that homes today should be sustainably constructed without placing additional burdens on the natural environment.
Board Treasurer Ryan Moore / firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan is a Managing Partner at Green Insight High Performance Building Services in Albuquerque. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and LEED for Homes Green Rater. His work includes preparation of performance models, coordination with project teams to optimize resource use, and energy audits of existing residential and commercial buildings.
Ryan served three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras working in national park management, as well as working for Partner and Construction Manager for Tropical Butterfly Farm & Gardens, and Director of Education and Training for the International Ecotourism Society.
Board Member Steve Otero / email@example.com
Steve Otero works as a Sr. Transmission Contract Administrator in PNM’s Transmission, Distribution Planning & Contracts Department. Prior to PNM Steve worked for Nalco Chemical Company in Washington, DC as a water treatment consultant for governmental agencies like the National Security Agency and the Pentagon. In addition, Steve has also worked in air pollution control system sales for two different companies. He was Sales Manager in the mid-atlantic region for Nalco Fuel Tech and Sales Engineer at United McGill Corp. in Columbus, Ohio . Steve graduated from Ohio State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and also received an MBA from the University of New Mexico.
Board Member Darcy Bushnell / firstname.lastname@example.org
Darcy Bushnell joined the Utton Center in December of 2007 as Program Director for The Joe M. Stell Water Ombudsman Program. The Ombudsman Program provides impartial adjudication information and procedural guidance to unrepresented water right claimants to water rights in the state of New Mexico. Darcy works closely with the New Mexico courts and the Office of the State Engineer. She is also project manager for a national repository – Native American Water Rights Settlement documents or NAWR.
Darcy also serves as a commissioner on the New Mexico Supreme Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission; as board president of the Alvarado Park Neighborhood Association; and as board president of the Mile-Hi Farmers’ Market.
Board Member Joshua Martinez / email@example.com
Joshua works as an Information Technology(IT) Systems Administrator and Faculty Member at the University of New Mexico. Since 2008 his IT expertise has been applied to School of Law, College of Education, and Division of Extended Learning where he works with 30,000+ users supporting over 3,500 online courses both domestically and abroad.
A native of northern New Mexico, Joshua grew up in an environment where water was an important resource to the livelihood of the community. He has a love for the people of his home state and a desire to preserve New Mexico’s traditions and way of life through a combination of traditional methods and 21st century technology solutions.
Executive Director and Founder: Yvette Tovar / firstname.lastname@example.org
Yvette is the Founder and Executive Director of The New Mexico Water Collaborative, a nonprofit organization since 2010. The NMWC’s mission is focused on solutions to the water crisis in New Mexico through the implementation of water conservation and reclamation technologies, and through intercultural dialogue connecting issues of water scarcity and the cultural significance of water for our traditional communities deeply rooted in New Mexico.
Yvette came to an understanding about the water crisis facing our state through her work in the field of landscape architecture. In this field she came to understand that there was a need to focus on solutions to our water challenges in New Mexico with a focus on green technologies, underserved communities, and education.
Administrative Support Staff: Megan Lovato / email@example.com
As a graduate student at the University of New Mexico, Megan is pursuing a dual master’s degree in Community & Regional Planning and Public Administration. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Environmental Planning & Design with a minor degree in Sustainability Studies from the University of New Mexico.
Megan is a native New Mexican who understands the importance of conserving, reclaiming, and reusing water in an arid landscape.