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Leadership

CFSLV Board of Directors

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Mike Roque

Executive Director

Mike is Executive Director of the Community Foundation of the San Luis Valley and owns Café del Valle in Antonito, Colorado. He has served as Founding Director of the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships as a political appointee of then-Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. He has also served as Executive Director of the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) and the Chinook Fund. Mike was a 2018 BALLE Fellow and enjoys hunting, fishing, and exploring the beauty of the San Luis Valley of Colorado.
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Flora Archuleta

Board Chair

Flora is a San Luis Valley Native who has been working in the nonprofit sector for over 35 years. She has been employed as the Executive Director for San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center for the past 20 years.

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Wanda Sandoval

Vice Chair - Conejos County

Wanda Sandoval is from Antonito in Conejos County.  She is an electrical engineer and a community advocate.  Wanda is dedicated to serving her community, preserving our resources, and building relationships through for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

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Dee Kessler

Secretary/Treasurer - Conejos County

Dee Kessler has been an active community member in the San Luis Valley for over 15 years. She is a facilitator and currently the Regional Health Connector (RHC) for Region 8, which covers the six counties in the Valley. Dee serves on the SLV Regional Transit Council working to bring affordable public transportation to communities in the San Luis Valley, as well as other coalitions addressing social determinants of health.  She partnered with a small group to create a real-time resource website specific to the Valley, MySLVConnect.com. Dee and her husband love to fly-fish, hike, explore and spend time with their grandchildren.

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Kairina Danforth

Saguache County

Kairina Danforth, Crestone Mayor for the past nine years. envisioned and led its prospective International Dark Sky Community application, leading up to its International Dark Sky Community designation on May 14, 2021. Crestone is the 31st community worldwide to have received this designation over the past 33 years. Kairina has served as Mayor of Crestone for the past 9 years and was the CFSLV President for three years.