Monica Abeita has served as the Executive Director of the North Central New Mexico Development District for the past three years. Abeita has more than 20 years of experience in economic and community development with local, state, and tribal governments, most recently as the director of policy and planning for the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority. She also ran her own consulting business for eight years. Abeita is a native New Mexican with family in Taos and Isleta Pueblo. She has a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and a master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning.
Neil Segotta, Director of the Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging is a native New Mexican who was born and raised in Raton where he still resides today. He is married to his wife Terri with four children and fifteen grandchildren.
Neil has been actively involved in the Aging industry for over 9 years after spending 30+ years in the engineering industry surveying and as lead surveyor for the Pittsburg & Midway Coal Mining, Co. previously known as Kaiser Steel. Neil has served as a Raton City Commissioner since 2011 and currently the mayor for 6 years.
Neil was hired in 2012 as the Executive Director for Colfax County Senior Citizens, Inc. where he found he had a new passion for serving the seniors of our state. Neil looks forward to continuing this same dedicated service in his current position as Non-Metro’s AAA director while expanding services to the seniors of New Mexico who deserve the same quality of life they experienced in their youth.