David Foster joined the NDI Board in May, 2013. He serves on the Public Funding Committee and the Albuquerque Fundraising Committee.
After 30 years in publishing and consumer marketing, he moved to New Mexico in 2005. He bought a business that provided long term care services to the elderly and disabled, which grew from 103 clients to nearly 500. He sold in August 2012.
He was Board member of the New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care (NMAHHC), where he was Member of the Year in 2009. He served as Chair of the Provider Stakeholders’ Committee of the Office of Health Care Reform, New Mexico Human Services Department, and member of the Advisory Committee to the Secretary. He was appointed co-chair of the Continuous Quality Improvement Committee of the Medical Assistance Division. Currently, he is a member of the Board of the Association of Commerce & Industry, and the YMCA of Central New Mexico. He is also an advisor to the Joseph L. Cecchi Venture Lab and the Science and Technology Center of the University of New Mexico.
Foster is a graduate of Haverford College and the Harvard Business School. He resides in Albuquerque with his wife, Dr. Holly Barnet-Sanchez, professor of Art and Art History at UNM. His daughter, Ashley, lives in Seattle, and his son, Henry, lives in New York.