Lisa G. Roach, Executive Director

Lisa Roach is committed to buildng economic resilience in New Mexico communities. A community planner and historic preservationist by training, Lisa understands that true community change takes both time and an iterative, multi-pronged approach that brings a community’s history and unique identity to bear on its future growth and development.

Lisa holds a Masters in Community and Regional Planning and a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation and Regionalism from the University of New Mexico, as well as a Master of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Arizona. Having witnessed the sometimes detrimental effects on a community’s resources and identity of poor planning and unchecked growth, Lisa is passionate about sustainable development and asset-based community revitalization grounded in robust research, meaningful community engagement, local capacity building, historic preservation, and creative placemaking.

Board of Directors

  • Erick Aune, Senior Transportation Planner, Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization - President

  • Claudia Isaac, Associate Professor, University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning - Vice-President

  • Rashad Mahmood, Program Coordinator, KUNM Public Health New Mexico - Secretary

  • Eduardo Martinez, Owner, Meridian Strategies LLC - ​Treasurer

  • Vickie Oldman-John, Managing Partner, Seven Sisters Community Development Group, LLC - Member

  • Francine Pacheco, Dual Masters Candidate, Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) and Health Education (MHED), University of New Mexico - ​Membe

  • Daniel Gutierrez, Assistant Director, New Mexico MainStreet Program - Ex-Officio Member