Board of Directors

Ian Esquibel, MBA Ian Esquibel, MBA
President
Ian Esquibel was born and raised in New Mexico. He graduated from APS before attending college in Arizona. Ian returned home in 2008 with a vested interest in the health and well-being of our local communities. He earned his MBA from UNM, concentrating in nonprofit management, to better support social service organizations.
Ian brings professional experience in education, philanthropy and nonprofits to his Board service. Personally, his top core value is family happiness. Each day, he is grateful to be married to Katie, his wife.
Betul Ozmat photo Yolanda Montoya-Cordova, MSW
Vice President
Yolanda is a native New Mexican who grew up and continues to reside in the South Valley neighborhood. She is currently employed as an Administrator for the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions providing leadership and guidance for the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act statewide. She’s also adjunct professor for Highlands University – School of Social Work. Her work experiences include child welfare, school health, youth engagement, suicide prevention and developmental disabilities. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico and her graduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Michael Mulliniks photo Michael L. Mulliniks
Treasurer
Michael is currently Vice President of Commercial Lending with First Citizens Bank. He began his banking career as a Bank Examiner with the FDIC in 2000, and served in this capacity until 2006. After leaving the FDIC he has been involved in commercial real estate lending. Michael is a native New Mexican and grew up in Las Cruces, NM. He was a police officer with the Las Cruces Police Department for six years before obtaining a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from New Mexico State University.
Kathryn Terry photo Kathryn Terry
Secretary
Kathryn Terry practices family law with a passion for the welfare of children. Although she has handled all types of family law cases, Katie is at her best when she’s giving a voice to children – making sure their best interests are fully considered during family law proceedings. In addition to her work at Walther Family Law, Katie is leading a charge to improve the Children’s Court system. To that end, she accepted a NM Supreme Court appointment to serve as Chair of the Children’s Rules Committee, serves on the boards of The Children’s Law Section of the State Bar and Pegasus Legal Services for Children, and is frequently appointed as Guardian ad Litem in Bernalillo County abuse and neglect cases and in high conflict custody cases. Her zealous advocacy for New Mexico’s children just earned Katie a place among New Mexico’s 2013 40 under 40, a highly competitive honor bestowed by NM First on the top 40 young professionals making a difference in New Mexico.
The Hon. Susan Conway Aja Brooks
Aja Nicole Brooks is a native New Mexican, born in Hobbs, New Mexico. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish. She attended the University of New Mexico School of Law and graduated in 2008. She currently works as a criminal defense attorney for the New Mexico Public Defender Department and is the president of the New Mexico Black Lawyers Association.
Maria T. Griego Maria T. Griego, Esq.
Ms. Griego is a 2011 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law. She is currently a staff attorney with the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty. Her primary areas of work include promoting health access and strengthening safety net services for all low-income New Mexicans. Prior to joining the Center on Law and Poverty, Ms. Griego worked in a private law firm with a focus on family law issues including child support, child custody and kinship guardianship. In 2011, Ms. Griego was awarded the University of New Mexico School of Law Award for Excellence in Family Law Advocacy. She also served for three years as a volunteer family law settlement facilitator with the First Judicial District Court of New Mexico.
Dan Shapiro 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.

Dan Shapiro Jeanine R. Steffy, JD, CPA
is an attorney at Steffy Law Firm, P.C., practicing primarily in the areas of estate planning, business planning, tax planning, elder law and benefits, nonprofit law, and probate. Ms. Steffy received her Masters in Accounting, as well as her J.D., from the University of New Mexico. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a former Adjunct Professor at UNM Anderson School of Management where she taught managerial, financial and tax accounting at the undergraduate and graduate levels over the past decade. She has written and presented to professional audiences on topics which include estate planning basics, advanced estate taxation, elder benefits, and nonprofits. Ms. Steffy is a member of the Elder Law Section and Tax Section of the New Mexico State Bar (Chair-Elect), the New Mexico Society of CPAs, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Mexico Estate Planning Council, the Santa Fe Estate Planning Council (Past President), the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.