The Junior League of Albuquerque’s Board of Directors ensures the future of the entire organization at all levels. Board members act as trustees and stewards on behalf of our members, including financial management of the League.
The Management Team provides vision across our multiple Council systems – which includes Community, Fund Development, and Member Development. These women make sure that all our League programs are consistent with our mission and that our strategy is pushed forward according to yearly strategic priorities.
2023-2024 Board of Directors and Management Team
Board of Directors
Michelle McMullan, President
Michelle has been a member of the Junior League for 6 years. She is originally from Savannah, GA. She graduated from Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Michelle has been an active volunteer majority of her life. She grew up attending Junior League of Savannah meetings with her mom. Prior to leaving Savannah, Michelle served on the Froebel Circle for the Fresh Air Home, a faith-based camp on Tybee Island for underprivileged children living in the Low Country.
Since joining the League, she has served on the Fundraising committee the inaugural year of Truck-A-Palooza, 2017, as a New Member Adviser 2017-2018, the MRRP Co-Chair 2018-2019, Treasurer Elect/Treasurer 2019-2021, and as President Elect 2021-2022.
She currently also serves on the Independent Living Resource Center Board of Directors. She and her spouse, James, have four fur-babies, Maggie, Boo, Picard and Cujo. When not occupied by her busy schedule, Michelle enjoys weekend getaways, photography, and going on Harley rides.
Natalia Griffin, President- Elect
Tory Witt, Executive Vice President
Tory Witt has been a member of the Junior League of Albuquerque for almost 7 years and has previously served on Membership, Fund Development, and Community Councils, and served on the Board as Nominating Chair.
Tory is a native to Albuquerque but left to study Business Management at the University of Arizona and then went on to get her Masters in Human Resources at Marquette University. She returned home once graduating to pursue a career at Sandia National Laboratories as a Recruiting Specialist. She now works as an HR Data Analyst at Sandia Labs.
Tory also serves as Treasurer for the Kappa Alpha Theta Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter and mentored a high school student through Big Brothers Big Sisters. She plays in Sandia Labs’ summer softball league as well and enjoys traveling as much as possible.
Santina Reichow, Treasurer
Santina Reichow is originally from Chicago where she earned a Bachelors in Accounting, and an MBA in Finance. She has lived in Albuquerque for eight years, and has been an active member of the Junior League for three, initially serving as a member of the Fund Development Committee.
Tassi Rodriguez, Nominating Chair
Tassi Rodriguez grew up in Los Angeles, California. In 2008, she graduated from California State University Northridge with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing, a Bachelors of Science in Finance, and a minor in Economics. In 2021, to further her professional career in Human Resources, she earned her Masters of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Colorado State University Global
In 2015, Tassi, her husband James, and son Zander, loaded their Prius with essential items, and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico with no plan. They moved to enjoy a different pace of life. Shortly after moving, she was installed as the District 2 Board Member for Keeping Rio Rancho Beautiful, joined the Junior League of Albuquerque, and became a member and active volunteer at Sagebrush Church.
Tassi’s purpose in life is to elevate the lives of others. Through her work and volunteering efforts she’s been able to do just that. She strongly believes that through God anyone can achieve the extraordinary. When not working or volunteering, Tassi spends her time experiencing new things with James, Zander, and daughter Eva, like eating at Michelin Star restaurants, watching movies, and attending concerts. Life should be filled with love and adventures.
Anne Keleher, Sustainer Engagement Vice President
Anne Keleher, transferred to the Albuquerque League as a Sustainer in 2014 after having been a member of the Charlotte, NC League for 25 years in various placements from Wearhouse worker to the Board of Directors as VP of Community. Anne, is an Albuquerque native and graduated from St. Pius X, University of Colorado and UNM. Since returning to Albuquerque, she has served several area non-profits including Catholic Charities, St. Pius X High School Foundation, Albuquerque Museum, and New Mexico Music Guild. In addition to working part time in commercial property real estate management she enjoys playing tennis, reading and especially traveling. Anne has three children, all of whom have attended numerous Junior League functions. She likes to believe that she has instilled the importance of community service in each of them, just like her mother, Peggy Keleher did her!
Ashlee Wright, Community Engagement Vice President
Lauren Martinez, Member Development Vice President
Lauren Martinez moved to New Mexico from the Houston area in 2019 and has absolutely fallen in love with Albuquerque. She is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and Communication Studies. She is an award-winning teen mentor, Amazon Best Selling Author, TEDx Speaker, Girl Power Expert and Founder/CEO of Girls Above Society. Receiving the 2020 Diana Award, the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action and humanitarian efforts, gives Lauren a powerful platform as a change maker for today’s generation.
After a tumultuous cyber-bullying experience, Lauren Martinez at age 15 became the founder and CEO of Girls Above Society. Her strong dedication to girl empowerment is reflected in her signature curriculum platform “GIRL TALK”, designed to empower young girls to be confident and cyber smart as they face the tough pressures of today’s media driven society. “GIRL TALK” Curriculum empowers girls globally and in schools throughout the U.S.
From humble beginnings and well-intentioned efforts Lauren became one of the nation’s leading “Girl Power” mentor entrepreneurs. Lauren expanded her achievements to include Best Selling Amazon Author and TEDx Speaker by the age of eighteen. As a sought-after public speaker, Lauren has been the keynote speaker for national organizations, universities, and fortune 500 corporations such as Girls Scouts, and Alcon Corporation. Being selected as a U.N. Youth Advocate has enabled Lauren to extend her global presence of empowerment for young girls.
Lauren’s work has appeared on major outlets such as CNN, Fox News, Teen Vogue and Huffington Post. Proctor & Gamble’s Secret Deodorant’s “Mean Stinks” Campaign in conjunction with Teen Vogue gave Lauren a global arena that continues to empower girls to end the girl-on-girl bullying for good. Lauren was awarded a $10,000 scholarship from Proctor & Gamble for her work with Girls Above Society. Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation awarded Lauren with a coveted spot serving as a Channel Kindness Reporter serving up positivity & inspiration throughout the U.S. Alba Botanica selected Lauren for their national #DoGoodDoBeautiful Campaign in 2017 further extending Lauren’s mission as a “Modern-Day Superhero”.
Victoria’s Secret PINK announced Lauren as their winner of PINK’s GRL PWR PROJECT. This award enabled Lauren to further her reach to girls across the U.S.
Being 1 of 14 in North America to be selected as a Changemaker by ChangeMakerXChange, Lauren’s reach is extended towards impacting today’s young girls.