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Committed to quality of life for children and families in Arizona & New Mexico. 

 

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Los Ojos de la Familia is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Assistance provided by the organization includes, but is not limited to, grants, scholarships, financial support, and maintenance of individuals and families in need throughout our community. We attempt to identify individuals through input provided by members of the community, members of the education system, and members of the organization—individuals who, without such assistance, would not be able to gain an education or trade, provide for the basic needs of their families, and become self sufficient contributors to the community. Financial need to stay within the educational system will be the primary criteria for which support will be provided. However, secondary considerations will be given to families whose current financial circumstances fail to offer opportunities and encouragement to improve and excel within the community. The broader objective is to provide support, financial and otherwise, to individuals and families who have the potential to improve their lives, the lives of their children, and the strength of our community.

Los Ojos De La Familia Arizona Board of Directors

Jason J Ayala

Jason J Ayala

Board Chair

Jason J. Ayala is the owner of InReach Wealth Advisors, a Private Wealth Advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial in Scottsdale, Arizona. As a Private Wealth Advisor, he works with high net worth individuals and business owners to achieve their life dreams through a comprehensive financial planning relationship.

Jason was born in New York, but grew up in New Mexico. He, his wife Jennifer, a New Mexico native, and son Caden currently reside in Arizona. Jason and Jennifer are both graduates of Cibola High School. After graduating he moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University. He graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, and began his career in financial services immediately following. Jason is a strong believer in education and helped create what is now known as the HOPE scholarship through Los Ojos de la Familia.

Jason is currently the Treasurer of the Board for the New Mexico Chapter and Board Chair for Arizona, and believes being a part of LODLF gives him the opportunity to give back to the community that raised him. He feels with the right motivation, sufficient resources, and a commitment to continuous personal growth anything is possible.

Jasper Koontz

Jasper Koontz

Board of Directors

Jasper was born and raised on his family farm in Corrales, New Mexico.  He attended and graduated from Cibola High School in 1996.  After Graduating he moved out to Arizona to attend Arizona State University.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Supply Chain Management, Jasper went to work for Intel as a systems engineer for 8 years.  After doing his stint in corporate America, Jasper’s entrepreneurial spirit took over and he went out on his own and started his own landscaping and pool business.  After 8 years of working in the hot Arizona summers, Jasper was ready to get back to working indoors.  He sold his business in 2015 and has been an independent insurance broker since then.  Jasper specializes in helping individuals and families search for life, Medicare and health insurance plans that best fit their personal needs and budgets.  Jasper currently is licensed to help individual in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

Jasper has been a part of Los Ojos De Familia since its inception in 2010.  Jasper was a part of the first Holiday basket event in New Mexico where a small group delivered baskets to 75 families.  Jasper and his family back in New Mexico have been a part of the event every year since then either as sponsors, volunteers or lending trucks and equipment to help with deliveries.  Jasper has a deep passion for giving back to the community and wants to continue to grow Los Ojos De La Familia here in Arizona and New Mexico.
Sean A. Miller

Sean A. Miller

Board of Directors

Sean is a business leader and managing partner for Congenius, a tech & branding consulting agency.  Sean’s background includes includes stints in large-scale operations, start-ups and everything in between.  He has experience in leadership, sales, marketing, tech, consulting, and product development serving in Property & Casualty Insurance and Healthcare industries.  As a versatile consultant, Sean has led engagements in several industries; celebrating milestones in brand development, strategy & product development, to delivering technology projects.

Sean attended Arizona State University and has Sun Devil pride, along with love for his New York Giants, Knicks, and Mets.  Sean has 2 daughters, Alexandra and Dominique.  Sean also has a grand daughter, Blakely.  As  Congenius’ Managing Partner, Sean, is responsible for growth, driving capabilities, partnership delivery, and loving our Genius consulting team. 

Sean serves as a board member for Los Ojos De La Familia Arizona, since 2017. Responsible for tech and branding initiatives, Sean also has been instrumental in driving donations, and connecting partnership organizations.  

Michael Montoya

Michael Montoya

Board of Directors

Michael L. Montoya is the Owner and President of CGI (Custom Grading Inc.) a local construction company specializing in site work, demolition and paving. The company has been in operation since 1973 and does work throughout the state of New Mexico.  Michael has worked in construction all his life and has years of experience in commercial, Industrial and residential construction.

Michael and his Wife also own Titan Investments a property management company here in Albuquerque and Titan Construction a general building contractor for their personal projects and properties.

Michael is a proud and dedicated father to three children- Hope, Faith and Luke. He has been married to his beautiful wife Jill for the last 22 years.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He also holds numerous licenses from the State of New Mexico for General Construction, utilities , demolition , paving, site work and concrete.

Michael serves as President on the Board for Los Ojos De la Familia. A grassroots charity founded a decade ago in NM.

Angela Rogers - Hesch

Angela Rogers - Hesch

Board of Directors

A veteran of the US Army, Angela Rogers-Hesch spent her early career working as an active duty Patriot Missile Operator before transitioning into the insurance and financial services industry nearly 20 years ago. Her background of military service imbued her with a tireless work ethic and unshakeable grit that she humbly carries into her tenure as CEO of H2H Enrollments. She found her “why” in working with organizations to drastically improve employee culture and simultaneously improve the bottom line via employee education and engagement, cutting edge technologies, real-time data analysis, and exceptional employee benefits packages – all guided by the Platinum Rule of Service. Angela is an invaluable partner when seeking innovative and effective Human Capital Management solutions (benefits, payroll, time and labor, HR, and employee engagement) and a tireless advocate for the clients and communities she serves. She speaks English and Spanish, and H2H is licensed and operating in most states. As if that wasn’t enough, Angela is also H2H’s resident “plant whisperer” – with a green thumb capable of breathing new life into even the most hopelessly withered house plants!

Richard Salas

Richard Salas

Board of Directors

Richard “Coach” Salas is a sales professional and entrepreneur. He was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM where he graduated from Cibola High School and  the University of NM with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Richard lives in Gilbert, AZ with his wife Celina and three bonus kidos (Cadence, Wyatt and Peyton). He is passionate about serving those in need and specializes in helping people as well as helping people help people. If you listen closely, you can hear Richard state these truths…”Change Your Coffee, Change Your Oils – Change Your Life.”

Los Ojos De La Familia Arizona Board Members

Michael Padilla

Michael Padilla

Board Member

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Derek Rodgers

Derek Rodgers

Board Member

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Tami Richardson

Tami Richardson

Board Member

Tami Richeson is honored to serve as a board member for Ojos De La Familia. Tami  is an Elementary teacher in Gilbert Public Schools. Tami has worked with youths in the community as a mentor and educator for over 23 years. She was raised in Indiana and moved to Arizona with her family in 1986. Tami went to school at ASU for her Bachelor Degree in Education and Nau for her masters degree in Educational Leadership. Tami has been a volunteer for Los Ojos for ten years between New Mexico and Arizona organizations. Tami has two boys that she adopted as teenagers as a single mom.  She is extremely passionate and committed to teaching her children and others to  “pay it forward.”   Tami believes in making a difference in everyone’s life and is honored to be a board member for Los Ojos de La Familia, where she can continue to  make an impact in the lives of others in the community she loves.

Julie Neismeyer

Julie Neismeyer

Board Member

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Skye Wilster

Skye Wilster

Board Member

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