2016 UNM Parent Association Board Members
Daniel Perea - President
Angi Gonzales-Carver - Past President
I am married to Rodney Carver, together we have raised to amazing children Adrian, and Dani. They are both recent graduates of the University of New Mexico. I am an Educator with Albuquerque Public Schools and together with my husband own a construction company, Carver Construction Co. Inc. I have been an education advocate before my children were born. I have been an active member of Parent Teacher Association for over 20 years. I truly believe parent engagement / involvement is key to students’ educational success. I am the Immediate Past President UNM Parent Association. I am very proud of the accomplishments that have been made for students at UNM. Presently I am the UNM Parent Association Legislative Chair and we are gearing up for this year’s legislative session. I have been an active member of National Parent Teacher Association. (PTA).
I have held positions as National Parent Teacher Association Convention Elections Committee & Diversity Committee. I am also a Past President of New Mexico Parent Teacher Association 2007-2009. I believe all children deserve a quality education.
Jay Zook - Board Memeber
Born in Sioux City IA.
After High School I joined and spent 22 years in the Navy. I had a multitude of interesting jobs. As part of my Naval Bomb Squad duties I qualified as a Naval Parachutist and Mixed Gas Diver. I also had the opportunity to train Dolphins and Sea Lions for under water missions. What brought me to New Mexico was a duty assignment with the Navy Hot Air Balloon Teem.
After retiring from the Navy I have been working as a Government Employee testing new emerging military technologies for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. I used my GI bill and completed my Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Organizational Management. Along this 30 plus year journey I have raised seven children. Three children have completed college; two are in their last year of their undergraduate, one child in High School and one child in grade school. Since retiring from the Military I have become very active in my children's education. I am a member and leader in Parent Action Committees, PTA, school advisory boards and a proud member of the UNM Parent Association.
Education is the one true key to a successful life.
Reina Meza - Secretary
Hahn Nguyen - Treasurer
I arrived in New Mexico and finished high school here while learning English. I graduated from UNM and then worked there as a statistician and analyst until I retired. Three of my children either attend or have graduated from UNM. I frequently volunteer at UNM events. I was a member of the UNM Staff Association. I am currently a very active member of the UNM Retiree Association and the UNM Greater Albuquerque Area Alumni Chapter (GAAAC). I also am attending UNM in the Graduate School, College of Education.
Ruth Lantry - Board Member
Anthony Gallegos - Board Member
Anthony has been a member and a board member with the Parent Association for six years. His last five years he has worked for UNMs Enrollment Management Division as Operations Manager for their Communication Center offering assistance to students. Over the years, Anthony has continued to provide the necessary assistance in continuing to build the Parent Association into a strong organization with focus on communication and involvement of parents. Anthony is a native New Mexican from the Espanola Valley and has served on numerous boards and as a volunteer on many organizations and community activities. He received a BS from Eastern NM University and is in the process of completing his master's in public management at UNM. Anthony has a strong sense of devotion for the Parent Association in seeking to help educate parents and students to UNMs many outstanding resources available to them in making their higher education experience fun, rewarding and successfully.
Christi Chavez - Board Member
My name is Christi Chavez and I am the parent of a freshman. My son, Christian, graduated from St. Pius X and plans to get B.A. in business. I am sitting on the board of the UNM Parent Association as the volunteer coordinator. I am also an alumnus of UNM, class of 1992. I have. B.A. In Education. I thoroughly enjoy being on the board! I have been involved in my son's education ever since he was in pre-school at St. Mary's. It delights me knowing that though my volunteering, I am able to support parents and students alike. Raising funds to provide scholarships for students is my favorite activity! It is a true honor for me to serve on the board of the Parent Association here at UNM.