Raquel LeCesne

Raquel LeCesne, CAE

Raquel LeCesne is the Associate Vice President of Executive Programs for the UNM Foundation and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Althera Alternative Care.

Ms. LeCesne began her career at the US Department of Energy (1989-2000) in Environment, Safety and Health Divisions. At the Department, she served as a budget coordinator, Contracting Officer Representative and an administrator for lead accident investigations.

Raquel began her employment for the UNM Foundation in 2001. In her role at UNM, Raquel advises, plans and administers appropriate operational/governance strategy as directed by the Trustees. Additionally, Mrs. LeCesne coordinates regional philanthropic events and champions major gift development efforts on behalf of the Foundation and University. Prior to this role, she served as Director of Trustee Relations & Development and before that as the Development Coordinator and Senior Administrative Officer for the Health Sciences Center at UNM.

Collectively these experiences position her well to provide operational oversight of the Althera clinic. Ms. LeCesne resides in Corrales, New Mexico with her husband, Todd and three children Evan, Aliyah, and Amari.