Meet Our VISTA Members
Las Vegas San Miguel Chamber of Commerce
Las Vegas, NM
Pamela joined the Las Vegas San Miguel Chamber of Commerce where she will serve as their Communications Liaison. She is a native and life-long resident of Las Vegas NM where she is currently partially retired. She worked for 28 years as a Speech-Language Pathologist for both school districts in Las Vegas. She will provide communicative support and contribute towards the development and coordination of the Las Vegas Chamber Leaders’ economic growth initiatives and endeavors for the community and surrounding area. She will assist the Chamber to collaborate, advocate, and with outreach efforts, to create partnerships to sustain new businesses and jobs for low-income persons. Additionally, she will assist the Chamber along with existing area businesses and chamber members to contribute towards and sustain a vibrant and prosperous economic community.
New Mexico Techworks
Santa Fe, NM
Elizabeth focuses on fueling the technology economy in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico, with the goal of improving the quality of life for New Mexicans and their families by developing a tech-savvy workforce and well-trained community of technology employees, entrepreneurs, and innovative technology businesses. Together with the Community Learning Network, a New Mexico born and based nonprofit dedicated to “building stronger communities through real-life learning.” she strengthens technology awareness, education, enterprise, and employment in the region, especially under-served, underrepresented, rural, Hispanic and Native American communities in the area.
Santa Fe County
Santa Fe, NM
Bridging the digital divide between the Internet “haves” and “havenots” is an essential goal in the fight against poverty. Nate works to insure that low-income people can access the Internet, creating empowerment with the ability to access distance education and medicine, on-line public information and services, and global technology-oriented employment opportunities. His work to develop a strategic broadband plan guides expansion of broadband infrastructure and access to high speed internet for low-income residents throughout Santa Fe County.
Rio Arriba County
Evan is powering research toward Rio Arriba's Comprehensive plan. Through a better understanding of community history, land use, and geography, he is developing industry cluster profiles and helping to organize municipal economic development plans throughout the state. In addition to understanding the metrics of development for Rio Arriba, Evan also spends time reaching out to community members to invite and engage lower-income people to the community development process.
Mora County Economic Development Corporation
At MCEDC Community Development, Sara continues to develop and coordinate volunteer matching services for nonprofit organizations that need volunteer support to achieve their mission. By managing communication efforts in the community, Sara helps low-income individuals and other key groups, such as Veteran’s Affairs, commodity programs like Mora 4-H. These communication pathways also strengthen connections for the Mora Arts and Cultural Compound who have sponsored and assisted in coordinating many programs for youth and seniors.
Center for Community Innovation
James carries out outreach and marketing intended to increase the involvement of low income persons in adult education classes including high school equivelancy preparation and testing, resume writing, and job interviewing. He also works with area employers to identify job training and education needed by employers, develop training materials. and help secure sponsors and funding to provide the job training local residents need to prepare for work in available local positions in real time.
NonMetro Area Agency on Aging
Santa Fe, NM
At NonMetro AAA Sally works to identify gaps in services and develop an action plan to transform the delivery of health, nutrition and transportation services to low income seniors throughout rural communities in New Mexico.
Cibola County Economic Development Foundation
Tanner is helping people find jobs by working with the SoloWorks program in Grants, NM. He is active with Client Relationship Management (CRM), web development, marketing and outreach, training, community building, and program development activities.