Board of Directors

Sandeep Talasila, President
Research & Information Manager
Earth Data Analysis Center, UNM

Brian Keller, Vice President
GIT Manager
Earth Data Analysis Center, UNM

Kerri Mich, Treasurer
GIS Specialist
Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA – New Mexico
Phone: 505-761-4437

Patti Dappen, Secretary
GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist
New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute
New Mexico Highlands University

Jason Hickerson, Meeting Coordinator
GIS Project Lead
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Carol Placchi, Speaker Coordinator
Senior GIS Analyst
White Sands Missile Range

Chris Lippitt, Workshop Coordinator
Associate Professor,
Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
University of New Mexico

Linda S. DeLay, Elections Coordinator
Geospatial Specialist, Biologist
New Mexico Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department

Erick Fox, Public Relations
GIS Analyst

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 board@nmgic.com