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St. Anthony Parochial School Restoration

Committee Members Bios


Mardoqueo Chacon

Attended St. Anthony’s 1st through 9th grade

Graduated Peñasco High School 

Captain- US Air Force -Combat rated Navigator B-52's

Bachelor's degree in Mathematics 

Retired-Managed Care of elderly and disabled 

Served on 31 nonprofit boards

Sister Ada Dominguez

Attended St. Anthony's School from 1-5 grades

Attended Peñasco Jr High and High School, graduated in l969 with honors, crowned Blessed Mother at Baccalaureate Ceremony

Attended University of New Mexico and Aquinas College, graduated with BA in l973, with honors

Entered Congregation of Dominican Sisters, Grand Rapids, Michigan in l972, Order had taught in Peñasco, New Mexico for many years

Teacher, Our Lady of Fatima, Albuquerque, New Mexico l975-83

Attended University of New Mexico, MA in Education and certification in Educational Administration, with honors

Principal, Holy Cross, Santa Cruz, New Mexico l983-84

Principal, Holy Ghost Catholic School, Albuquerque, New Mexico 1984-93

Teacher and Assistant Principal, Albuquerque Public Schools, l993-2014

Volunteer Services, Latin American Migrants, Albuquerque Inter Faith, 2019

Volunteer, as needed, with various organizations and people


Alfredo T. Romero, PVHPS President

Attended St. Anthony’s School 4th, 7th and 8th grades

Graduated from Peñasco High School, but also attended Taos High School (sophomore) and 

Central Catholic High School (junior) in Taos, NM

Veteran – U.S. Marine Corps, Served in Vietnam

Graduated from New Mexico Highlands University

BA in Accounting and Business Administration

MA in Business Administration

Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent – FBI for 27.5 years – Retired

Healthcare Fraud Investigator – 4.5 years

Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico

Health Integrity, LLC

Private Investigator and Contract Investigator – non-Healthcare Fraud – 12 Years

H&H Private Investigations

Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico


Kaori López, PVHPS Vice President

BA University of Washington 

(Husband attended St. Anthony’s 1st through 6th grade)

Peñasco Independent Schools –

Middle school/high school history teacher

New Mexico history teacher

Peñasco community member organizer:

Celebración de culturas, 

Organizer of Peñasco Community Yard Sales

Committee to pass bond for school renovations

Peñasco Youth Center 


Estevan López, PE, PVHPS Secretary

Attended St. Anthony´s School from 1st to 7th grade

Graduated Peñasco High School

Graduated New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

BS degree - Petroleum Engineering

BS degree - Chemistry

Engineer in private industry for 8 years and in local, state and federal government for 25 years

Executive Director of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission for 12 years

Appointed by President Obama as Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation – 

US Department of Interior (Senate confirmed) – Served for 2.5 years

Current:  Independent Water Resource Policy Consultant

Active member of San Antonio de Padua Parish

Hermano – Fraternidad de Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno

Community Service:

Mayordomo – San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church 

Past President – Peñasco Mutual Domestic Water Association

Marian Fast Wolf, PVHPS Treasurer

Attended Saint Anthony School

Graduated Peñasco High School


Louella L. Rodriguez, PVHPS Board Member

Attended Saint Anthony’s School 1st thru 8th grade (1 of 12 siblings who attended there)

Graduated Peñasco High School 

Master's degree from Highlands University

Retired 33 years in public education


Leonora López MD, Chair of Development Committee PVHPS

Attended St. Anthony's School from 1st to 8th grade

Graduated Peñasco High School

Graduated New Mexico State University

MD degree University of NM

Board Certified in Family Medicine

In Private practice for 30 years

Community Service:

Founding member of Santa Maria de La Paz Catholic Community

Member of Santa Maria de La Paz Building Committee

Board member of Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center for 8 years

Board member of Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, First Judicial District

Frank Fast Wolf, PVHPS 

Clyde Gurule

Graduate of Peñasco High School

8 years in Carpenters Union

Independent Builder-Contractor – semi retired

Experienced in restoring/remodeling old buildings

Active member of San Antonio de Padua Parish

Hermano – Fraternidad de Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno

Community Service:

Caring for elderly parents

President – Rio Lucio Mutual Domestic Water Association

Mayordomo – Rio Lucio Community Center

Mayordomo – Rio Lucio Cemetery


Lucia López

Grew up in Peñasco

Attended St. Anthony’s School for eight years

Graduated from Peñasco High School in 1972

BA from UNM in English in 1976 

Masters from UNM in Community and Regional Planning in 1995 

Worked for 40 years in both nonprofit organizations and government agencies.  Retired in 2015 

Active in community to enhance women’s lives and families’ lives for over 30 years: 

Founder, with other women, of Hispanic Women’s Council (still on the Board of Directors)

Founder, with other women, of NM Women’s Foundation in 1989

Active member of Mexican American Women’s National Association (MANA) since 1988

Connie Martinez

Attended St. Anthony’s School 1st through 5th grades

(All siblings and 3 children also attended St. Anthony’s)

Attended Peñasco High School

Worked as a teaching assistant at St. Anthony’s

Worked at Peñasco Independent Schools

Owned and operated a medical equipment supply store (small business) for 20 years 

Served on a number of community service boards within Taos County

Candyce O’Donnell 

BA-Broadcast Journalism- NMSU 1978

Current Taos County Commissioner for Peñasco 

Strong advocate for the renovation of the “Old School” 

Member of the committee since inception

Ability to access resources for grants and loans for economic development  

Supports a long-range vision for renovation leading to jobs


José López

BS in Chemical Engineering from UNM

Technology Support Person


Tomás Montaño

Rosalie Running, D. Min

Teacher/Principal of St. Anthony's School 1966-73 (as a Dominican Sister)

Gaylord Diocesan Youth Minister, MI

Retreat Presenter, WA, OR, GA, MI, WI, AZ

University of Seattle, Professor, WA

Estrella Community College, Adjunct Professor, AZ


BA Aquinas College

MA Aquinas Institute of Religion

DM Graduate Theology Foundation

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