NACA Governing Council

NACA’s governing council members offer several areas of expertise, knowledge and skills. They are committed to NACA and our vision for learning and student success in all aspects of their lives. Our governing board members also serve as role models for our students and believe in giving back to the community.

Andrew Quintana

Andrew Quintana

Andrew I. Quintana, CPA, was raised at Cochiti Pueblo and has served as a tribal official on numerous occasions since 1995. Mr. Quintana received a B.B.A. in finance and a minor in economics from the University of New Mexico in 2005, summa cum laude. Mr. Quintana received a M.P.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. Mr. Quintana has spent much of his professional life advancing the interests of American Indian entrepreneurs throughout Indian Country. As a CPA, Mr. Quintana brings more than 10 years of diverse financial, and business consulting experience to his role as a Certified Public Accountant in Indian Country. In his personal time, Mr. Quintana pursues the advancement of financial literacy in Indian Country and in other at-risk communities in NM. Mr. Quintana enjoys coaching little league baseball and basketball. When time allows, Mr. Quintana pursues wild trout in various streams in New Mexico and Southern Colorado.

Michael Mora

Mr. Michael Mora

Michael Mora is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and Cochiti Pueblo. He attended New Mexico State University and received a bachelors and masters of accountancy. Michael is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of New Mexico where he currently works as financial accounting and reporting consultant in a regional public accounting firm. His team assists tribal governments in reconciling and preparing their financial statements for required annual audits. He has provided over seven years of consulting and audit services in various industries including tribal governments and enterprises, higher education, healthcare, and manufacturing. His work experience has provided familiarity in assessment of internal controls, risk identification and assessment, supervision of audits including audit program determination, account reconciliations, and financial statement preparation.

 

Michael assists his local community by being a Governing Council member of the Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, NM. He has been a member since 2018 and has been serving as the Treasurer since 2020. Additional volunteer services include serving on the New Mexico State University Business Advisory Board.

Stephanie Padilla

S.Padilla

Stephanie is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Isleta but also proudly represents Laguna, Cochiti and her Latina ancestry. She grew up in Isleta Pueblo and graduated from NACA with the first class in 2012. Stephanie then moved to Albuquerque to attend the University of New Mexico where she acquired her bachelor's degree in English. She graduated from The University of New Mexico School of Law in 2021 and has begun her career as an attorney focusing on family law matters. She has a passion for civil rights and believes deeply in the philosophy of NACA which allows indigenous youth to receive an education while remaining grounded in their cultures and communities. Stephanie is also passionate about mental and physical wellness and enjoys art, music, and good food shared with loved ones.

Val Siow

Ms. Val Siow

Valerie Siow is from the Pueblo of Laguna. She taught in Albuquerque for thirteen years and worked as Native Literature teacher at NACA from 2007-2016, where she co-developed the middle school reading program. Valerie is an advocate for Indigenous Education. She has written curricula for various Indigenous initiatives in New Mexico, served on the Laguna Department of Education school board and was the project director for a language revitalization initiative within her Pueblo. Valerie received her Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University and her Master’s Degree from the University of New Mexico. She currently works at the NACA Inspired Schools Network as the Senior Director of Education and Transformation. She is a proud mom of a NACA student.

Governing Council Bylaws

--Bylaws of the NACA Governing Council

Meetings and Agendas

NACA's Governing Council normally meets once a month on the third Thursday at 4:30pm at our Main Campus

1000 Indian School Rd NW Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104-Main Campus

Next Meeting: November 17, 2022 @4:30PM Via Zoom

https://zoom.us/j/95870114079?pwd=aUN0c0k4NzZtU2ZyN1oxVHhrRzFBQT09

 
 
 
GC Meeting Dates Agenda Minutes Financials
June 15, 2023
6.15.23 Agenda
6.15.23 Minutes 6.15.23 Financials
May 18, 2023
5.18.23 Agenda
5.18.23 Minutes 5.18.23 Financials
April 20, 2023
4.20.23 Agenda
4.20.23 Minutes 4.20.23 Financials
March 16, 2023
3.16.23 Agenda
3.16.23 Minutes 3.16.23 Financials
February 16, 2023
2.16.23 Agenda
2.16.23 Minutes 2.16.23 Financials
January 19, 2023
1.19.23 Agenda
1.19.23 Minutes 1.19.23 Financials
December 15,2022
12.15.2022 Agenda
12.15.2022 Minutes 12.15.2022 Financials
November 17, 2022
11.17.2022 Agenda
11.17.2022 Minutes 11.17.2022 Financials
October 20, 2022
10.20.2022
Agenda
10.20.2022 Minutes 10.20.2022 Financials
September 29, 2022
Cancelled
9/29/22 Agenda
9.29.22 Minutes 9.29.22 Financials
September 15,2022
Cancelled
9.15.22 Minutes 9.15.22 Financials
August 25, 2022
8.25.22 Agenda 8.25.22 Minutes
July 21, 2022
7.21.22 Agenda 7.21.22 Minutes
June 23, 2022
6.23.22 Agenda 6.23.22 Minutes 6.23.22 Financials
June 16, 2022
6.16.22 Agenda 6.16.22 Minutes 6.16.22 Financials
May 19, 2022
5.19.22 Agenda 5.19.22 Minutes 5.19.22 Financials
April 21, 2022
4.21.22 Agenda 4.21.22 Minutes N/A
April 14, 2022
4.14.22 Agenda 4.14.22 Minutes N/A
March 31, 2022
3.31.22 Agenda 3.31.22 Minutes 3.31.22 Financials
March 3, 2022
(Special Meeting)
3.3.22 Agenda 3.3.22 Minutes N/A
February 24, 2022 2.24.22 Agenda 2.24.22 Minutes 2.24.22 Financials
January 20, 2022 1.20.22 Agenda 1.20.22 Minutes 1.20.22 Financials
January 12, 2022 1.12.22 Agenda 1.12.22 Minutes N/A
December 16, 2021 12.16.21 Agenda 12.16.21 Minutes 12.16.21 Financials
November 18, 2021 11.18.21 Agenda 11.18.21 Minutes 11.18.21 Financials
October 21, 2021 10.21.21 Agenda 10.21.21 Minutes 10.21.21 Financials 
September 23, 2021 9.23.21 Agenda 9.23.21 Minutes 9.23.21 Financials
August 26, 2021 8.26.21 Agenda 8.26.21 Minutes 8.26.21 Financials
August 12, 2021 8.12.21 Agenda 8.12.21 Minutes  N/A
July 23, 2021 7.23.21 Agenda 7.23.21 Minutes 7.23.21 Financials 
June 23, 2021 6.23.21 Agenda 6.23.21 Minutes 6.23.2021 Financials
May 25, 2021
Special Meeting
5.25.21 Agenda 5.25.21 Minutes N/A
May 20, 2021
5.20.21 Agenda 5.20.21 Minutes 5.20.21 Financials
April 26, 2021
Special Meeting
4.26.21 Agenda
4.26.21 Minutes  N/A
April 15, 2021
4.15.21 Agenda 4.15.21 Minutes 4.15.21 Financials
March 18, 2021
3.18.21 Agenda 3.18.21 Minutes 3.18.21 Financials
February 18, 2021
2.18.21 Agenda 2.18.21 Minutes 2.18.21 Financials
January 21, 2021
1.21.21 Agenda 1.21.21 Minutes 1.21.21 Financials
December 17, 2020
12.17.20 Agenda 12.17.20 Minutes 12.17.20 Financials
November 19 2020
11.19.20 Agenda 11.19.20 Minutes 11.19.20 Financials
October 30, 2020
10.30.20 Agenda 10.30.20 Minutes 10.30.20 Financials
October 22, 2020 10.22.20 Agenda 10.22.20 Minutes 10.22.20 Financials
September 17, 2020
9.17.20 Agenda 9.17.20 Minutes 9.17.20 Financials
August 20,2020
8.20.20 Agenda 8.20.20 Minutes 8.20.20 Financials
July 16, 2020
7.16.20 Agenda 7.16.20 Minutes 7.16.20 Financials
June 25, 2020
6.25.20 Agenda 6.25.20 Minutes 6.25.20 Financials
June 18, 2020
6.18.20 Agenda Postponed to 6.25.20 Postponed to 6.25.20
May 21, 2020
5.21.20 Agenda 5.21.20 Minutes 4.16.20&5.21.20 Financials
April 16, 2020
4.16.20 Agenda 4.16.20 Minutes 4.16.20&5.21.20 Financials
March 26, 2020 3.26.20 Agenda 3.26.20 Minutes 3.26.20 Financials
February 20, 2020 2.20.20 Agenda 2.20.20 Minutes 2.20.20 Financials
January 23, 2020
Special Meeting
 
 
 
January 16, 2020
Rescheduled to 1/30/2020
 
 
 
NACA Performance Framework Report:

 

 

Previous School Years Governing Council Dates, Agendas, Minutes.

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