The YPA board of directors is comprised of up to 15 members who have actively served on a YPA committee prior to their nomination to the board. The board meets monthly to oversee programming and management of the organization. The board is elected annually through a nomination process each August.

2017-2018 Board of Directors:

  • Madison Clark


    YPA has provided me the opportunity to serve the community I love, meet the people that have helped me grow my business and career, and gain friendships that will last a lifetime. YPA is a place of inclusion and I firmly believe there is something of value for everyone.

  • Megan Bodenheimer

    Vice President

    YPA is a great opportunity for young professionals to get involved in our city whether its through developing meaningful professional relationships, connecting with like-minded individuals, finding ways to volunteer, or by meeting our city’s leaders. Opportunities often arise through our network, and Young Professionals of Albuquerque is a great way to further your career by connecting with the right people. I’m excited to be serving on the board as Vice President this year & I hope to help ABQ’s young professionals get the most out of their membership.

  • Jackie Myers


    The Young Professionals of Albuquerque offers great opportunities to meet other young professionals in the local area, which can develop into great business relationships and/or a new friendships. With all the different events that YPA coordinates, it’s easy to get involved with our community, as well as develop new business and leadership skills, all while you’re among friends and other young professionals.

  • Lindsey Seybert


    YPA is my way to connect with like-minded young adults in the Albuquerque area. Not only have I built great professional relationships, but also many lasting friendships. Being around motivated individuals encourages personal growth in all areas of your life. Being a member and a Board Member of YPA has taught me leadership and perseverance skills that I will utilize the rest of my career.

  • Rathi Casey

    Marketing Chair

    I am thrilled to serve on the board again this year! 4 years ago, when I had just moved to Albuquerque, YPA was one of the best ways for me to meet like-minded professionals in a city that was completely new to me. It has been a pleasure to meet the leaders of various industries in this city through community engagement, networking events and our professional development lunches.

  • Brandon Barela

    Membership Chair

    I have not had the opportunity since college to interact and be involved with so many like-minded individuals around my age group. YPA is an inspiring organization that has allowed me to grow professionally and personally. If you are only as good as the people you surround yourself by then I choose to be part of a group that’s going to be the future of Albuquerque.

  • Anne Layne

    Professional Chair

    YPA is the future of our community. Members of YPA are the movers and shakers that are going to make Albuquerque an awesome place both now and in the future. It’s full of great people, with good hearts and fantastic ideas!

  • Jarred Panger

    Sponsorship Chair

    YPA offers an opportunity to come together with incredible people, socialize and collaborate. Organizations like YPA enrich and invigorate our community and help make Albuquerque a great place to live and work.

  • Danielle Silva

    Social Chair

    I love our city. Young Professionals of Albuquerque offers opportunity to demonstrate dedication and investment in the development of Albuquerque. Local young professionals can come together to enrich and innovate our city through community service, networking, and learning.

  • Marysa DeBlassie

    Community Engagement Chair

    Young Professionals of Albuquerque is an excellent organization to connect with other goal-oriented individuals in the Albuquerque area. I am honored to serve YPA in providing members opportunities to reach out and help the needs within our local community.

  • Ron Patel

    Past President

    Young Professional of Albuquerque is the future of Albuquerque. I look forward to helping shape that future along with the other great minds and leaders in our city. Onward and Upward!


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