As a non-profit agency, LifeROOTS is governed by a Board of Directors who provides guidance and oversight of the organization’s strategic initiatives, help to ensure that we meet our mission objectives, and develop fund-raising initiatives to ensure the future of the agency. We are proud to have a diverse and caring board to help in those efforts.
Jeanne Vigil is a Vice President and Treasury Management Payment Consultant at U.S. Bank in Albuquerque, and brings extensive experience in the financial industry to the Board. She began her banking career in 1989 specializing in commercial products support and sales. She maintains industry certifications of Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and Accredited ACH Professional (AAP). In addition to serving on the LifeROOTS Board, she also serves as Secretary of the Board of the Domestic Violence Advocacy Center and participates in the United Way’s Women in Philanthropy program. Vigil, who lives in Albuquerque, will serve on the LifeROOTS Board’s Finance Committee.
Dawn Dal Porto
Vice President Labor Relations, UB Bank
Ms. Geiszler is a retired Human Resources consultant. She earned her Bachelor degree in Psychology from Wittenberg University.
She is a past board chair.
Pita Pit Owner/Economic Developer
Ms. Guerra is the owner of All-Star Insurance. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico.
As a Past Board Chair, Ms. Guerra chairs the Executive Committee. She also serves as a member of the Finance, Personnel and Board Development Committees
Ms. Salazar is an active supporter and advocate for developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. She is a foster parent for ARCA and has fostered 40 special needs children and adopted six children with special needs. Ms. Salazar was appointed by Governor Bill Richardson to the New Mexico Brain Injury Advisory Council.
In addition to being a Past Board Chair, Ms. Salazar is a member of the Personnel and Finance Committees of LifeROOTS.
Myron Andrew Saldyt
CABQ Therapeutic Recreation
Leslie Strickler, DO, FAAP
Dr. Strickler is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital. She is also a member of the Children Abuse Response Team (CART). Dr. Strickler earned her doctor of osteopathic medicine from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.