Board of Directors

Debora Brener – CPIM, CSCP

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Debora is a Senior Supply Site Specialist with the Defense and Aerospace division of Honeywell, a leading organization that has been at the forefront of both military and civilian aviation advancement. Debora has extensive experience in the areas of Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, ERP implementation, Manufacturing and Material Planning and Control. She has worked in a variety of industries ranging from food, textile, electronics, RFID, medical, solar energy, aerospace and defense, in South America, the Middle East and the United States.

Debora has been part of the APICS Albuquerque Chapter for the past 10 years, holding positions of President, Director of Programs and Director of Finance. Throughout her career she has been an active member of APICS, deploying business tools and solutions grounded in the APICS body of knowledge resources and best-in-class technologies. Debora holds a B. Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and a Master in Business Administration from Monmouth University. She also holds a CPIM, CSCP and Six Sigma Green Belt certifications.

Director of Programs: Rosemarie Stansbury

Rosemarie Stansbury is a Supply Chain Manager at Eclipse Aerospace/One Aviation, manufacturer of the Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet. Rosemarie has been involved with Albuquerque manufacturing companies since 1989 holding positions of Customer Service, Assistant International Sales Manager, Western Regional Sales Manager, Director of Sales and Marketing, Buyer/Planner and Strategic Supply Chain. Working for companies with global sales has allowed her to be directly involved in all aspects of Sales and Supply Chain Management from bids to awards, scheduling, planning, production, logistics, contracts and strategic partnerships. She currently serves as Director of Programs for the APICS Albuquerque Chapter and is dedicated to bringing together local businesses with our members to network , educate and bridge the talents, products and services offered by the growing community.

Director of Membership: Nataliia Mueller

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Nataliia joined the APICS organization in 2012 and two years later she joined the APICS Albuquerque Chapter as the Director of Administration. Her background includes over 20 years of experience in Inventory and Warehouse Management at Dneprospetsstal one of the largest Electrometallurgical plants in Ukraine, dedicated to the development, manufacturing and distribution of stainless steel products, tools, high-speed bearing, structural, and alloy and carbon steel grades. Nataliia’s expertise in organization, team work, and data analysis are used to the benefit of the APICS Albuquerque Chapter and its membership. Ms. Mueller worked also as a Purchasing and Distribution Manager at one of the companies of the GEO Group, where she was responsible for a large budget and thousands of SKU’s. She has worked in Procurement for pharmaceutical companies as well as a Purchasing agent for the State of New Mexico.

Nataliia holds a B.S. in Metallurgy from the College of Metallurgy of Zaporozhe State Engineering Academy (Ukraine) and she is a certified Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), State of New Mexico.

Director of Administration: Kimberly D. Apodaca


Kimberly D. Apodaca is currently a Buyer/Planner for UTC Aerospace Systems (formerly Gulton Aerospace Systems), a manufacturer in Space and Defense.  She moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1996 where she joined Gulton Aerospace Systems.  After spending four years in the Contracts Administration Department she moved on to explore other opportunities which lead her to her passion for Logistics and Analytics in Supply Chain Management.

Kimberly has over 10 years of experience in Buying, Planning, Scheduling, Production Control, Customer Service and Inventory Management.  She is ACE Certified as an Associate.  Kimberly currently serves as Director of Membership in the APICS Albuquerque Chapter, has been a board member since 2014 and is dedicated to improving member experience, and promoting activities that aim in member retention and participation.

Director of Finance & Communications:

Elizabeth Griego-Powell

Student Liaison Officer: Merve Yildirim

Merve played a key role in developing the APICS Albuquerque Student Chapter at The University of New Mexico and served as the Vice President in 2015. She now serves as a Student Liaison Officer to the APICS Student Chapter for UNM. Merve helps recruit student members to APICS. In previous capabilities, she has worked as a sales manager in a large retail company where she perfected her managerial and organizational skills. She has experience as an International Trade Consultant responsible for developing foreign market profiles, assisting with inbound and outbound trade delegations, performance measure tracking, and ongoing development of international trade educational seminars for New Mexico’s business community. Merve has also served as an International Purchasing Agent while managing global component supply chain operations in a national electric supply company. In addition, Merve has experience in the areas of Foreign Affairs, Marketing, and Business Research and Development.

Originally from Turkey, Merve earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Istanbul University and an MBA with concentrations in International Management and Operations Management from the University of New Mexico.

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