New Mexico Foundation
President and CEO
JoAnn Melchor is from Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico. JoAnn is the President and CEO of New Mexico Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to steward community resources, build partnerships, and create opportunities that transform lives throughout the state. JoAnn has extensive experience working with youth, parents and communities throughout New Mexico, the U.S., and Latin America. JoAnn has worked with several non-profit organizations including Futures for Children, American Indian Graduate Center, Southwest Youth Services, and the Keres Children’s Learning Center (KCLC). JoAnn also worked as the Director of the 21st Century Community Learning Center program at Santo Domingo School, coordinating the Afterschool program and Summer Academy for students from Santo Domingo and Cochiti Pueblos. JoAnn is a lifelong volunteer and advocate for programs and initiatives that promote the well-being of children and positive development of communities. Career Highlights include establishing partnerships with local and national funders, and the Corporation for National and Community Service AmeriCorps VISTA Program. JoAnn has also served on several committees, task forces and boards that impact the well-being of children. JoAnn currently serves on several local boards.