Board of Directors

Richard Garcia – President

Matthew Allen – Vice President

Matthew Allen joined the Common Bond Board in October 2015 and is excited at the opportunity to serve the LGBT community of Albuquerque. Originally from the east coast, Matthew has lived in Pennsylvania, Delaware, upstate New York, Japan, and San Francisco, California.  He moved to New Mexico 6 years ago and has loved every minute of it. He is a professional scientist at Sandia National Laboratories. Before serving on the board, he spent two years as a facilitator at Common Bond’s U21 program.

Debi Angeli – Secretary

Debi Angeli joined the Common Bond Board in September 2014 and just recently took over responsibilities as Secretary. Originally from the east coast, Debi has lived in New Mexico for the last 17 years. She has spent most of her career working as a Technical Writer/Communicator for numerous different government agencies and currently works in Information Technology at Sandia National Labs. She has volunteered for several literacy programs, including a stint at Amy Biehl High School. This is her first time serving on a Board and she looks forward to the opportunity to serve the LGBT community.

Katherine Palmer – Treasurer

Robert Grilley – Board Member

Bill Bekelheimer – Board Member

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