Officers and Board Members


President Steve Glass
Vice-president David Belford
Secretary Jonathan Novi
Treasurer Monica Yaple

Board members

Steve Glass, President

Board member since 2008. Steve Glass is currently serving as President of the OSA. Steve graduated from NM State University in 1976 with an MS in Environmental Science and pursued a career in water and wastewater resources, until retiring from Bernalillo County in SteveDecember 2011 to become a biology instructor at CNM. He continues to represent Bernalillo County on the Water Protection Advisory Board, serves as Chairman of the Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District and has been an Open Space Trail Watch Volunteer for several years.

David Belford, Vice President

Board member since 2016

Jonathan Novi, Secretary

Board member since 2016

Monica Yaple, Treasurer

Board member since 2015

Sara Palmer, Membership Chair

Board member since 2016

Ellen Burgess, Outreach Chair

Board member since 2012. Ellen Burgess is a native New Mexican and Cibola HS graduate who remembers when Coors Road was a highway and the Rio Grande Bosque was full of trashed out party areas. After 15 years in Texas where she worked as an industrial engineer, Ellen returned to NM, settling in the East Mountains. She utilized her organization and outreach skills in previous employment as program manager with a Torrance County non-profit, and she now writes for a local weekly newspaper. Ellen is delighted to have the opportunity to both create and strengthen community partnerships as a new Open Space Alliance board member.

Jill Greene

Board member since 2013

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