Board of Directors
Mr. John Burch - President
John Burch is the Membership Manager for New Mexico’s KNME Public Television and can often be seen on KNME raising funds and encouraging increased membership. A graduate of Louisiana State University, John has been involved in non-profit and corporate fund raising for the past 20+ years. John's membership on the GAHP BOD brings much appreciated expertise in both individual and corporate fund raising as well as financial management. John joined the GAHP BOD in December 2001.
Mr. Tony Sylvester - Vice President
Tony Sylvester has been the Special Projects Manager at the Mid-Region Council of Governors since 2004. He is also a part- time faculty member at UNM where he teaches Regional Planning and Public Works. He has a Master’s in Community and Regional Planning from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Bloomsburg University. He has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners since 2006. His expertise is invaluable to GAHP. He became a board member in July 2011.
Mr. Robert Ruth - Secretary
Robert Ruth is the President and Owner of Sunbelt Properties, Inc., a general construction firm, which has been in business since 1979. His construction expertise is very beneficial to GAHP. He is a member of the San Felipe de Neri Development Council and a past President and member of the San Felipe Old Town Community Association. He became a member of the BOD in July 2012.
Ms. Elaine Chavez-Montoya - Treasurer
Elaine Chavez-Montoya is the co-owner of Midtown Family Medicine. She previously worked as a Micro-Finance Loan Officer for Accion, where she completed the Consumer Credit Counseling Training course. She used this training when she volunteered to conduct financial literacy classes for the GAHP Home Ownership Counseling Services. As the Board's Treasurer, Elaine advises the GAHP's Executive Director and Board on financial matters. She became a member of the BOD in July 2012.
Mr. Robert Lucero - Member
Robert Lucero is a long time community activist with strong ties to Albuquerque's South Valley. Robert is retired from the State of New Mexico Department of Health, where he managed statewide programs on injury and violence prevention. He has also worked as a Co-Director of Every Child Matters with Voices for Children. He is currently working part-time for APS as a Community Partner, and is also an advocate for Southwest Bernalillo County organizations on economic, early learning and agricultural issues. Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geology and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of New Mexico. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Secondary Education. Robert joined the GAHP BOD in October 2010.