NMOST Staff

May Sagbakken, Executive Director

May Sagbakken

May Sagbakken has been the Executive Director for NMOST for more than four years, and is a passionate advocate for equitable access to quality out-of-school programs for all children and youth in New Mexico.

May has 17 years’ experience as a director for local and international organizations focusing on women’s rights, violence prevention, and positive youth development. Her most recent position includes working as the Executive Director for the Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico. She has also worked as a Special Advisor on Women Worker’s Rights at the International Labor Organization in Geneva.

May has extensive experience in community collaboration and strategies for implementing community projects for change. This includes planning and implementing the Safe Schools Healthy Students Initiative in APS focused on prevention of violence and substance abuse, and a successful YouthBuild program in Albuquerque.

May has a dual Master’s in Community and Regional Planning/Latin American studies from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and International Studies from the University of Oregon.

May has lived in New Mexico since 1991, and is a proud mother of three children. She is a Certified Reflexologist, Blue belt Nia Instructor, and an Advanced Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach. 


Jeff McConaughy, Director of Policy and Communication

Jeff retired from Intel in the summer of 2016 after almost 30 years in IT and IT Management in the semiconductor industry. He participated in an Intel sponsored Encore Fellowship program, which matches recent retirees with non-profits to work 1000 hours on projects in support of organizational goals. Jeff worked with Explora for his fellowship, and a portion of his time was dedicated to assisting NMOST. 

Jeff returned to NMOST as STEM Coordinator in early 2018. In addition to promoting and supporting STEM programs in out-of-school time in the state, Jeff manages the NMOST web site and much of the social media and other communications from the organization. If you have a suggestion for an event to include in our calendar, or an online resource to add to our repository, please feel free to drop Jeff a note at jmcconaughy@nmost.org.

Jeff has lived in New Mexico for most of his life (he's not telling how many years, but it's a LOT.)  He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter (while she's home between college and whatever is next) experiencing all our state has to offer. 


Wren Shoumate, Technical Assistance Coordinator

Wren has spent many years working with outdoor learning programs, from summer camps to village-like gatherings of over 500 people.  She delights in finding ways to bring people of all ages together to enjoy and celebrate the outdoors.

Wren grew up in South Florida and graduated from New College of Florida after exploring many academic interests.  Her hobbies include sailing, hiking, and art.  She and her husband have lived in Albuquerque since 2020. 

 

 

 


Kaski Suzuki, Quality Initiatives Manager

Kaski was born and raised in Gallup, New Mexico and graduated  from the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center with a master's degree in Public Health in May of 2022. Kaski has been with the Network for four years where he has worked as a Meals Expansion VISTA, Program Coordinator, and currently as the Network's Quality Initiatives Manager. In his current capacity, he continues to work toward increasing access to afterschool meals for children across the state, as well as supporting NMOST's professional development, mapping and policy efforts. Kaski recently left NMOST to take a job with the State of New Mexico working on issues of food security. We are grateful for all of Kaski's many contributions to the organization and look forward to continue to partner with him on meals expansion in OST. 


  
 

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The New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST) brings together policymakers, educators, childcare providers, youth development workers, and other stakeholders interested in ensuring positive youth development opportunities and outcomes through out-of-school time programs.

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