Board of Directors

Veronica Lopez, President
GIS Analyst
US Forest Service

Katherine Depalo, Vice President
GIS Analyst
New Mexico Gas Co.

Kerri Mich, Treasurer
NRCS-New Mexico
Phone: 505-761-4437

Brian Keller, Secretary
GIT Manager
Earth Data Analysis Center, UNM

Sandeep Talasila, Meeting Coordinator
GIS Programmer Analyst
Earth Data Analysis Center, UNM

Daniel Estrada, Speaker Coordinator
Office of The State Engineer

Joe Zebrowski, Workshop Coordinator
Director of Geospatial Technology
Natural Resources Management Department
New Mexico Highlands University

Theresa “Tree” Watson, Elections Coordinator
GIS/Geography Instructor

Scott Gunn, Public Relations
GIS Programmer Analyst
Office of Contract Archeology, UNM

The NMGIC Board of Directors has nine members, elected by the NMGIC membership in the Fall of each year. The NMGIC Elections Committee conducts the elections.  Board members serve for two-year terms; these terms are staggered so that four Board members are elected in one year, followed by five members in the next year. Terms begin on January 1st of the following year; there are no term limits. Any NMGIC member who is a resident of the state of New Mexico is eligible for nomination to the Board.

Board roles (President, Workshop Coordinator, etc.) are determined during the yearly January Board Business Meeting. The position or role of President is voted upon by the current Board members. The President then works with the Board to assign the roles of Secretary and Treasurer, as well as filling the other positions.

To contact the NMGIC Board of Directors, please email