About Barelas Community Coalition

Contact:    Cristina M. Rogers at info@barelas.net – please email if seeking a copy of the organization’s Form 990.

The Barelas Community Coalition (BCC), a certified non-profit 501(c)3, is a community-based planning and advocacy organization dedicated to limiting the negative effects of gentrification and development on historic communities like Barelas. 

Our Mission

The Barelas Community Coalition’s mission is to create sustained partnerships with nonprofit/for-profit organizations and government agencies to bring needed services and resources to the community which:

  • enhance education, promote economic development and job opportunities.
  • advocate for permanently affordable housing and housing rehabilitation,
  • ensure the responsible redevelopment of the historic Barelas Rail Yards
  • preserve the community’s heritage and historical resources



Keith Romero  P Former Resident  Attorney 
Alejandro Saavedra  VP Property Owner  Recruiter/Human Resources Specialist 
Michael Garcia  S Works  Volunteer,  Sacred Heart Church 
Paulette Baca  M Resident  Owner – Paulson Plumbing & Mechanical LLC 
Francisco Uviña  Works Director – UNM Historic Preservation + Regionalism
Tim Nisly  Resident  Developer 
Robert Vigil  Resident  Deacon,  Sacred Heart Church 
Julianna Silva  Property Owner  Owner – Silva Strategies
Ketan Bharatiya  Resident  Architect 
Elizabeth Arencon M Resident NHCC Board Member
Vivian Alarid Cuadra M Former Resident NHCC Board Member
Virginia Meyer M Resident Volunteer ESL, Former BNA, Retired APS
Tina Garcia Shams M Works Executive Director – Street Food Institute