The BoardMeet our Board of Directors
April Brennan – President
April Brennan was born and raised in Albuquerque, a true native of not only our state but city as well. In 2004 she entered into what has become her career, the mortgage industry. She owns her own business, Southwest Funding. Her passion is photography and film. She has produced a few short films from and is currently writing a book.
Amanda Swadish – Vice President
Amanda is a native Texan who recently moved to New Mexico and is truly embracing the Land of Enchantment. Amanda studied PR at Texas University and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Along with 10 years of sales experience specializing in luxury brands and beverages; Amanda owes her own small businesses. These experiences have shaped her to open her own business in customer service, The Tasting Company which now operates throughout Texas and New Mexico. Amanda recently fell in love with Rodan + Fields products and now is one their executive consultants.
Miguel Martinez – Secretary
Miguel is the president of Halo Martíne Advertising. He has been in business in the Albuquerque Area for over 15 years. His background is in Marketing Communications and Advertising Arts which is what he has his degree in. He is a Native New Mexican and his Family history consists of 6 generations in the Northern New Mexico Area.
Edward Sena has been a Sr. Technical Specialist with St Jude Medical for over 10 years. St. Jude Medical is a medical device company specializing in cardiac rhythm management and cardiology products servicing the state of New Mexico. He received his Masters of Science degree at the, University of La Crosse Wisconsin, and his Bachelors of Science degree at the University of New Mexico
Cynthia Sanchez Bleicher
Cynthia Sanchez Bleicher is a Financial Executive with Mainstay Financial Group-Retirement and Legacy Planning. She is a graduate of New Mexico State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She has been in the marketing and sales industry for 20 years.
Elizabeth Armijo is an independent contractor specializing in project management, marketing and public relations. She is also a principal agent with ORG Agents, LLC. and provides creative consultation to a wide variety of diverse businesses for large and small initiatives. Her career has been rooted in promoting health and wellness through education and resources and eliminating barriers to accessing health services. Currently her other board affiliations include the NAACP Albuquerque Branch and the Southwest Learning Centers.
Alicia Sullivan is the CEO of Sky Management and Insurance, with decades of New Mexico real estate experience, and responsibility for properties belonging to hundreds of owners. A lifelong New Mexican, Ms. Sullivan has deep roots in our community and cherishes her family. Her children are grown and six grandchildren are leading the family on new adventures.
Rachelle Spencer is the Administrator of the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center Albuquerque, New Mexico Area Hospital & Health Care. Rachelle comes from Phoenix Arizona where she was the Chief- Operating Officer/Administrator at Phoenix and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospitals- She was also the Healthcare, Chief Executive Officer at Kindred Healthcare-… Education: Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University.
Harvey J. White MD, FACC
Dr. White is A leading Interventional Cardiologist. Dr. White is Founder and Executive Director of Vessel Health, a ground breaking medical enterprise which focuses on cardiovascular wellbeing. Former developer and Medical Director of the Heart Hospital of New Mexico, Dr. White has also served as Governor of the American College of Cardiology, President of the American Heart Association and leader of the Southwest Heart Foundation. Through Vessel Health he maintains a commitment to personalized preventive healthcare as well as to the health of the greater community. Dr. White is also the Founder of the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation.
Terry Harris – Executive Director
Terry started her career as an account executive for a local television station She then started her own business 1987. The business, Information Systems of New Mexico, was a kiosk network that promoted area cultural and retail attractions to visitors in Albuquerque and New Mexico. She had the business for 20 years. Terry has been the executive Director of the Heart Hospital of New Mexico for over 5 years.
Former Director of Customer Resources for Sysco Foodservice Co. A 20 + year career carrying out a variety of initiatives as a Director, District Sales Manager, and Business Development Manager, increasing sales, profits, customer retention, and market share. Additional expertise hiring & training top sales representatives. Ana is a proud supporter of ARCA Organic’s, The Ethics Alliance, & Wounded Warriors Fundraising Projects. Trying to stay true to maintaining heart health, Ana takes daily walks & weekend hikes with her beautiful labrador retriever, Grace Kelly and friends!