Board of Directors
Michael Chesley, Board Chair
Michael Chesley is currently a commercial producer at Cress Insurance a Higginbotham Partner in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas he enjoyed a 25 year career in the hospitality industry with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn, Hilton and Marriott International holding various executive positions in the rooms, food and beverage, and sales departments . Michael was a hotel General Manager for more than 10 years. After leaving Marriott International, he opened his own critically acclaimed restaurant in Albuquerque’s Nob Hill area. Michael was named Restaurateur of the year in 2005 by the New Mexico Restaurant Association. Michael’s other positions of note are Chairman of the Board of the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau in 2003 and past president of the Land of Enchantment Branch of the International Foodservice Executives Association. Residing in Albuquerque for over 30 years, he is married and the father to two grown children.
Steve Hoberg, Immediate Past Chair
After growing up in the Chicago area, Steve attended Northern Arizona University receiving a B. S. degree in Biological Sciences and later received an MBA from the University of Arizona. Moving to Atlanta, Steve worked both in corporate finance and management consulting before returning to the Southwest. Steve then started Glass Rite, a company that manufactured and installed high efficiency windows in Albuquerque. Retiring from Glass Rite in 2011, Steve has since worked for several social enterprises both in New Mexico and in India and continues also as a business consultant and a contractor.
Shelly Marek, Vice-Chair
Shelly grew up traveling the world with her family as her father served in the U.S. Air Force. After graduating from Clovis High School in Clovis, NM she went on to get a BA in psychology from the University of New Mexico (UNM). Shelly has an MBA with a specialization in non-profit and governmental accounting as well as a master’s degree in professional counseling. Shelly is currently employed as a program therapist at UNM working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She enjoys spending time with her husband, their two daughters, and their five animals: one dog, three cats and a snake.
Joel Cameron, Treasurer
Joel is a native New Mexican. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Joel works in Public Accounting and is responsible for planning and performing audits of Governments, Non-Profits, and Private Entities.
Annemarie Madaras, Secretary
A Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Annemarie is a long-time resident of Albuquerque, graduate of the University of New Mexico, and holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University. Before working at the University of New Mexico as a researcher, Annemarie worked for not-for-profits in New Mexico and with children and families in Albuquerque and Seattle for fifteen years. She is especially interested in infant mental health and treatment for substance use disorders.
Dr. Bette Allen
Bette Allen MD, MPH, graduated from Tufts University in Medford, Ma with a B. S. in biology, and then went on to receive an M. D. from Baylor College of Medicine. In Houston, Tx. There followed a residency in internal medicine through SUNY Downstate, and an MPH from Columbia University. After that she spent more than 25 years in the practice of Emergency Medicine in NYC and Albuquerque.
Spending so much time meeting people in crisis motivated her to look for the underlying source of illness. She returned to internal medicine, focusing on the causes of chronic wounds as well as the effect of the environment with the practice of hyperbaric medicine in both Albuquerque and Seattle.
After several years in the NW, she returned to the sun and people of New Mexico to practice patient centered care for Presbyterian Healthcare at Home and has recently joined the staff of Rehab Partners.
She is passionate about uniting her love of people and plants by helping people to change their inner and outer environments to encourage health.
She enjoys learning about medicinal plants, spending time outdoors, and worldwide traveling to learn about healing across cultures.
Anthony is a 2007 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law. After graduation, he worked for a New Mexico-based renewable energy development firm as in house counsel. He traveled extensively throughout the southwest to develop renewable energy. After several years as in-hose counsel, he returned to his passion in criminal justice and trial practice. He is currently a Senior Trial Attorney at the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Over a nearly seven year span, he has tried over three-dozen jury trials in all areas of criminal law.
Anthony was born and raised in Gallup, NM. Currently he lives in Albuquerque with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys being involved in the State Bar, as well as cooking, gardening, and being an active member of the community.
Michael is a UNM graduate and a longtime time resident of Albuquerque. Professionally, Michael got his start in technical program management and spent many years working for America Online in Northern Virginia. After starting a family, Michael and his wife decided to move back to New Mexico to be closer to extended family. Michael quickly pivoted into healthcare operations with Lovelace Health System and was a project lead for the development and implementation of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, beWellnm. Working within public health, Michael understands why organizations like EPC are so critical and he wanted to get involved.
Currently, Michael is a Director for one of the largest labor unions in the country, overseeing health and welfare benefits administration. He resides in Albuquerque with his wife Melissa, and their three children.