Board of Directors


Lowell Overby, Chair

Lowell Overby is one of four YMCA of the USA (National Office) Senior Resource Directors. He is responsible for the delivery of management consulting services to over 250 YMCAs in eight mid-western states, through the supervision and management of 11 Resource Directors. Lowell has worked in the youth development and non-profit fields for over 25 years, and has been involved with the Forum since its inception.


Antonia Montoya, Secretary

Antonia Montoya is a nationally certified health educator and owner of Change is Yours, Sendero Wellness LLC offering coaching and training to business owners in Albuquerque, NM. She has many years experience working with youth in Albuquerque and surrounding native communities as a health educator. Through her business, she successfully applies many of the principles of Positive Youth Development to adult personal/professional development.


Arika Sánchez,  Treasurer
Arika is currently the project specialist for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico, a capacity building organization for nonprofits. Prior to joining the Center she was a graduate fellow at the Justice Action Center in New York where she developed and expanded student volunteer programs, conducted a study on subprime lending in New York City, and coordinated the law school's first annual immigrant naturalization clinic. Arika was an intern with The Legal Aid Society's immigration unit in New York and the nonprofit coordinator at Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii in Honolulu.  She is also a member of the New Mexico Bar and volunteers at the Homeless Legal Clinic in Albuquerque.

Brittany_Espinoza_Board_Pic.jpgBrittany Espinoza, Member

Brittany Espinoza is a case manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico, where she implements Positive Youth Development principles to encourage beneficial mentoring relationships, specifically with youth 12 to 18. Brittany received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a minor in Social Welfare from the University of New Mexico. Brittany has many years of professional and volunteer experience working with youth from many different backgrounds and cultures on capacity building and is excited to be working with New Mexico Forum for Youth in Community.

We are also please to Welcome our newest Board Members:

     Debbie Johnson, Member

     Courtney Fitzgerald, Member

     Paul Cassel, Member


Pictures and Bio's to follow.