What is Leadership Sandoval?

Leadership Sandoval is people committed to enhancing the quality of life in Sandoval County by improving their knowledge of the community and increasing their leadership effectiveness. Associates develop and refine their leadership skills through an intense, ten-month educational experience.

During the program year, these participants explore current challenges facing Sandoval County and learn how to become agents of change. Upon completion, these new members become a part of a network of graduates who keep in touch with each other as they serve on boards and committees across the county.

Leadership Sandoval is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN#87-3699100

Our Mission

Leadership Sandoval is an educational program established to ensure a continuum of leadership throughout the county. It provides a multi-disciplinarian forum for exchanging ideas and strategies that will develop and engage leaders who work together to serve the good of Sandoval County. The program will bring together leaders from all sectors and integrate them directly into the arena of community affairs.

Leadership Sandoval Class of 2025

NOW accepting applications

Deadline for applications is 12 noon August 31, 2024

Program is $1,500 per person and due by Sept. 1, 2024

Make checks payable to: Leadership Sandoval Inc.

Call 505-999-1835 to pay by credit card or questions.

Application Instructions | Class Schedule

Why Community Projects?

Leadership Sandoval provides the opportunity for the class participants to work together to provide a sustainable project to help local community organizations needs.  The class groups research, plan, develop and work using their connections and leadership skills to implement a specific quality project to be completed within the 7 months deadline.

The Leadership Sandoval County Alumni have completed over 500 projects during the 31 years of the program. Each year projects are completed as part of their graduation requirement.

31st Class  ~ Class of 2024 Leadership Sandoval

Victoria Alvarez

Commercial Lender

Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union

Isaac Baca

Personal Banker

WaFd Bank

DeeVonda Batres

Small Business Relationship Manager

Century Bank

Joel Coleman

Director of Operations

Presbyterian Rust Medical Center

Brianna Cordova

On-Site Manager

New Mexico Bank & Trust

Larry Davis

CTE Director, RRPS

Rio Rancho Public Schools

David Decker

CEO, Principal Geologist

Southwest Geophysical Consulting, LLC

Shelanie Ethredge

Lead Customer Care Representative


Robert Hoover

IT Manager

New Mexico Gas Company


Amanda Lewis

Branch Manager

First Financial Credit Union

Haley McFadden

Residential Drafter

Amreston Homes, LLC

Stephany Moore

Executive Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction

Rio Rancho Public Schools

Brianna El-Nasser

Agency Sales Manager

Colonial Life


Sara Osusky

Business Consultant & Trainer

WESST Rio Rancho WBC

Brian Sailer

Interim Dean, School Math, Science Engineering

Central New Mexico Community College

Veronica Saunders

Senior Accountant

Insight Lighting

Matt Smith


Edit House Productions, LLC


Jeff Stow

Assistant Director, IT Operations

Sandoval County

Travis Suazo

Sr. Manager, Tribal Govt & Community Engagement


Michael Thomas

Deputy District Attorney

13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office

Phillip Walck

Tax Manager



Raquel Whitlock

Branch Manager

First Financal Credit Union