Our board is comprised of talented professionals with a wide range of skills, education and experience. The board oversees the executive director and are champions of our fundraising goals.
Darcy Campbell earned her BS in Biology from the University of South Carolina and her MS in Health Physics from Georgetown University. Darcy became a Certified Health Physicist in 2017, one of just 1200 nationwide. She has served as an instructor for a workforce development program at University of New Mexico, Los Alamos as well as in accredited training programs for her current and previous employers. Darcy is currently the Director of Radiation Protection for an environmental cleanup project in Los Alamos where she oversees her department’s training activities and provides overall programmatic direction. In her spare time, Darcy works at a yoga and cycling wellness studio and enjoys spending time in the beautiful outdoors hiking and trail running.
Lindsay Matthews, JD
Director, Vice Chair
Lindsay Matthews is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Ancora Education where she oversees all aspects of human resource practices and operations for over twenty locations throughout the U.S., including post-secondary schools such as Arizona Automotive Institute, Berks Technical Institute, The Creative Circus, Edge Tech Academy, Miller-Motte Colleges, Platt Colleges, and South Texas Vocational Technical Institutes. Prior to her time at Ancora Education, she held various HR leadership positions for FlightSafety International, a Berkshire Hathaway training company that provides classroom, simulator, and online instruction to commercial clients and military organizations worldwide.
Lindsay holds a Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and is a licensed attorney. She is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and has earned her Compensation Analyst Credential from the Economic Research Institute. She is the current Legal Conference Chair of the Mid-Cities HR Association based in Dallas-Fort Worth and is a PEER 150 HR member.
John Self, Ph.D.
John Self earned his PhD from the University of Alabama. He has 16 years of restaurant management and ownership experience and over 25 years as a professor teaching hospitality management. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Helsinki, Finland and in a prior life, was an officer and army ranger in the 82nd Airborne Division. He loves international travel with his wife, Deb, ham radio, and radio control flying.
Jessica Woodward Mazalewski
Jessica is a native of San Diego, CA and earned her degree from the University of California at Davis. Her thirty five years of management and accounting spanned a family owned wholesale nursery business where she utilized her Spanish language skills with the staff and worked with local water authorities on regional initiatives. She retired in 2019 after 20 years as a manager at a large national benefits company whose Pension and Health and Welfare clients were Fortune 500 businesses. At the benefits company she helped direct recruitment, training, budget reforms and staff development. Jessica loves to travel and spend time with her two sons and their families.
Advisory Director, School Psychologist/Educational Diagnostician, Tenure Professor, & School Administrator
Mariana is a native “Nueva Mexicana” and patriot. Her research and citable publications emphasis in cultural and linguistic diversity within protected populations embodies her strong sense of devotion for individuals with disabilities. She is a nationally certified psychoeducational diagnostician who contracts independently through her firm Indigo Diagnostics and with statewide contracting agencies who provide aid to public schools in New Mexico. She serves New Mexico public schools in an administrative capacity and shares her experience in IDEA due process proceedings, institutionalization processes, and diagnosing Autism and DSM-5 related disabilities. Mariana has also been called on to support IDEA procedures as a bilingual advocate for underrepresented migrant families as well as our youngest New Mexico children who are impacted by familial illicit substance abuse. As faculty at the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Highlands University, she also prides herself as being an Alumna of Texas Tech University, Colorado State University, New Mexico Highlands University, and a United States Military veteran. Mariana loves to dance with her best friend of 26 years, laugh with her four sons, and run with her white Labrador retriever near her home in Northern New Mexico.