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.
Eva Buchwald, LCSW
Eva Buchwald is a social worker with the Juvenile Division of the Law Office of the Public Defender. In this role she serves as a member of a multidisciplinary team whose focus is representing young people charged with delinquent offences. She is based in Albuquerque and works on cases throughout the state. Eva is the chair of the conditions of confinement workgroup and participates on other groups as part of the juvenile detention reform initiative in Bernalillo County. Her career has been devoted to working with young people in the juvenile justice and protective services systems. Eva has worked in Florida, New York and California. She received her Master of Social Work from the University of Ann Arbor in Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree in socio-cultural anthropology from UCLA. She is the proud mom of a 14 year old daughter.
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.
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.