Facundo B. Valdez
(March 13, 1932 – August 3, 2014)
Former Con Alma Health Foundation Board Member, Facundo Valdez, died Sunday, August 3, 2014 at age 82. Facundo served two, three year terms as a member of Con Alma Health Foundation’s Board of Trustees (2003 – 2009). He was a good friend to the Foundation and a champion for the poor and underserved. Facundo inspired and mentored many through his long career.
Facundo was born in Mora, New Mexico. He earned a BA and MA from New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU), and a Master in Social Work from the University of Denver. His major pioneering effort was in establishing a bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work at NMHU. He was a pioneer leader in recruiting Native American and Hispanic faculty and recruiting students from New Mexico. He was also a founding member of the National Council of La Raza. Facundo was very community-oriented and served on numerous nonprofit boards over the years. He will be missed.