Alison B. Pauk
Alison was born and raised in El Paso, Texas but has spent most of her adult life in New Mexico. She graduated with Highest Honors from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management and received her J.D. at the University of New Mexico. For more than eleven years, Ms. Pauk has represented juveniles in their delinquency cases as an Assistant Public Defender in Albuquerque. In this capacity, Ms. Pauk has witnessed first-hand how Pegasus has helped some of New Mexico’s most vulnerable children, and she is honored to serve on Pegasus’ Board. Additionally, Ms. Pauk is the Chair of the Juvenile Justice Subcommittee of the New Mexico Supreme Court’s Children’s Court Rules Committee, and she is also a Commission Member and Co-chair of the Juvenile Justice Committee of New Mexico Children’s Court Improvement Commission. She has been a Board Member of the Children’s Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar since 2009 and runs their annual Art Contest for at-risk youth. In addition to her public defender and committee work, Ms. Pauk has been a faculty member at the University of Phoenix for over seven years where she teaches criminal justice and business law.
Meena Allen, JD
Meena Allen is the founding member of Allen Law Firm, LLC. Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Allen was a partner for over ten years at a defense firm. Her practice is focused primarily on the representation of clients in a wide variety of commercial and insurance related disputes, including representation in litigation, breach of contract, insurance coverage and bad faith actions, class actions and medical malpractice. Ms. Allen also maintains a vibrant appellate practice and has authored numerous appellate briefs. She is AV rated and rated on Super Lawyers as a Coverage attorney for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Ms. Allen is admitted to the New Mexico bar, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico; U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit; New Mexico, Hopi Tribal Courts and Navajo Nation Tribal Courts. She has also practiced in the Turtle Mountain Tribal Courts and Ft. Berthold Tribal Courts. Ms. Allen graduated from University of Connecticut School of Law with an LL.M. in Insurance Law; obtained her JD from Texas Tech University School of Law, MCJ from New Mexico State University and her Bachelors of Science from University of Madras. She is a Member of State Bar of New Mexico, Navajo Nation, Hopi Bar, American Bar Association, New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association and Alpha Phi Sigma. Ms. Allen has authored articles for the DRI on insurance matters.
Daniel H. Hyman
Dan and his wife Lauren moved to Albuquerque in late 2016 to take over her family’s business. They are the proud owners of Wright’s Indian Art, operating since 1907, the oldest continuously operating business in Albuquerque! Dan is originally from Atlanta, and moved to Albuquerque after spending the previous thirteen years in Denver. His background is in business, including running his own business in music, working for both privately owned and publicly traded companies, in small and big box retail, and as a private consultant to small independently owned businesses. Dan’s favorite aspect of being in business is the constant building of relationships and new connections.
He has developed a specific focus on mentoring others, with the long-term goal of consistent growth and achievement, not just in business, but throughout all aspects of life. He hopes to always be an asset in every relationship, and he loves seeing others learn and grown into mentors for the next generation. Dan and Lauren have young daughter, Mariella, who always keeps them on their toes! In his free time, Dan is a die-hard Atalanta sports fan (Falcons, Braves, Hawks, and University of Georgia), and a musician who has played professionally on and off since 1999. Dan is proud to be a part of Pegasus and is excited to positively impact their efforts to be a voice for youth in need throughout New Mexico.
Matt Loehman, MBA
Matt is an Albuquerque native. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2009. After graduation, Matt returned home to Albuquerque during the depth of the Great Recession to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer for two years through HELP-New Mexico, a statewide nonprofit. Afterward, Matt continued to work in the local nonprofit sector as the Development and Special Projects Director for The Loan Fund, while also obtaining his MBA in 2014 with a concentration in Finance from UNM’s Anderson School of Management. In May 2018, Matt became the Executive Director of Horizons of New Mexico, a nonprofit that negotiates and manages state and local government contracts on behalf of small businesses and nonprofits to support meaningful employment opportunities for New Mexicans with disabilities. Matt also serves on the City of Albuquerque Americans with Disabilities Act Advisory Council.
Sierra Ludington was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2017 with a degree in Intercultural Communication and Spanish. During her last seven years in Albuquerque she has dedicated much of her time to working with local non-profits and grant-programs serving youth throughout Albuquerque. Currently, she works at the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office on the policy and planning team where she assists with grants and community-based projects that focus on holistic approaches to crime reduction.
Donna Peace, CPA
Donna is an experienced Senior Manager with a history of working in the accounting industry; she is a licensed CPA in both New Mexico and Texas. She is skilled in Accounting, Internal Controls, Tax, Management, and Auditing. Her Bachelor’s degree focused in Accounting from Texas A&M University-Texarkana
In 2009, Donna received the AICPA’s Women to Watch Award. She has one son, Wyatt, and her husband of almost 25 years is Hal.
Dan Shapiro, J.D., M.D.
Dan Shapiro is a graduate of MIT, Harvard Medical School and UNM Law School. He has practiced largely in medical malpractice, representing patients since 1977. He currently is in sole practice. He has been a director of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, and currently is the president of the governing council of Cesar Chavez Community School and is on the Board of Cornucopia Adult Day Services. He is also a court-appointed advocate for abused and neglected children. He is married with one son, a psychiatrist in Los Angeles who refuses free home care for his parents. He also has an 8 month-old granddaughter who is charming.
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