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Who We Are: Board of Directors

Front Row: Lillian Montoya, Jeff Bingaman, Patricia Marcus Curtis, Lisa M. Enfield (Board Chair), Beth Beloff, Robert (Vince) Smith, Emily Haozous
Back Row: Richard Moore, Manuel Monasterio, Elizabeth Rice, Mary Anne Larsen, Carole Brito, Diane Martinez, Suzanne Ortega Cisneros, Deborah Holloway, Elmo Baca, William Finnoff, Vernon (Bud) Hamilton
Not pictured: Brian Vallo

 

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Elmo Baca

 

Elmo Baca was born and raised in Las Vegas, NM. Mr. Baca is a founding board member of the Las Vegas New Mexico Community Foundation, an affiliate fund of the Santa Fe Community Foundation. He has extensive knowledge and experience in historic restoration and cultural preservation that will contribute to the Foundation’s work in supporting cultural vibrancy in our communities.

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Beth Beloff

 

Beth Beloff has been a thought leader in sustainable development since the early 1990s. She was Founder and President of Bridges to Sustainability, which was a leading sustainability 501c(3) think tank, until 2008. She is a sustainability consultant through Beth Beloff & Associates (BB&A). In Santa Fe, she is Chair of the Santa Fe Sustainability Commission, tasked with developing a 25-year comprehensive sustainability plan. She is on the boards of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (Executive and Development Committees), Performance Santa Fe (Executive Committee and chair, Education Committee), and Performance Santa Fe Foundation. She co-chairs the Presbyterian Healthcare Santa Fe Advisory Council and is on the Advisory Council of New Energy Economy. She served on the Santa Fe Climate Action Task Force as chair of the Finance Committee and was a delegate to the Rio+20 Conference.

Beth has a BA from University of California, Berkeley, a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA, and an MBA from the University of Houston.

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Jeff Bingaman

 

Jeff Bingaman grew up in the southwestern New Mexico community of Silver City. After graduating from Western (now Silver) High School in 1961, Jeff attended Harvard University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government in 1965. He then entered Stanford Law School where he met, and later married, fellow law student Anne Kovacovich.

Upon earning his law degree from Stanford in 1968, Jeff and Anne returned to New Mexico. They have one son, John.

After law school Jeff spent one year as an assistant attorney general and eight years in private law practice in Santa Fe. Jeff was elected Attorney General of New Mexico in 1978 and served four years in that position. In 1982 he was elected to the United States Senate. He was re-elected to a fifth term in the Senate in 2006. At the end of that term he chose not to seek re-election and completed his service in the Senate on January 3, 2013.

At the time of his retirement from the Senate, he was Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He also served on the Finance Committee, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Joint Economic Committee.

In April of 2013, he began a year as a Distinguished Fellow with the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford Law School. In the fall of 2015 he taught a seminar on national policy and the Congress in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico.

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Carole Brito

 

Carole Brito is President and Founder of LEAD (Leadership, Education, Assessment and Development) for Excellence, a consulting firm that provides technical assistance for organizational development and renewal for educational systems throughout New Mexico. Brito, a native of Santa Fe, has 30 years of experience as a K-Graduate level educator who is retired from New Mexico Highlands University. She holds a BS from the University of New Mexico and an MA in Educational Administration from New Mexico Highlands University. Carole also served two terms (twelve years 2001-2013), as an elected board member of the Santa Fe Community College Governing Board. During those twelve years she was elected as the New Mexico State Chair for Community College Trustees, and to the Western State Regional Nominating Committee for the Association for Community College Trustees. Currently, Carole is serving as the Chair for the Leadership and Development Committee for the Santa Fe Community College Foundation and is on the Breakthrough Board. Carole has two daughters and one granddaughter. Her fiancé is Bruce Besser.

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Patricia Marcus Curtis

 

Patricia Marcus Curtis founded an independent practice for organizational developmental in Silicon Valley with a focus on senior executive leadership and intra-corporate communications in high-tech environments. Prior to starting her own practice, she was a Vice President and Senior Consultant with the San Jose office of Drake Beam Morin, Inc., where she designed and delivered executive development and career management programs. As Director of Research with ORI, Inc., a management consulting firm in Boston, she conducted national searched for senior executives on behalf of multi-sector corporate clients. Referencing best practices observed in corporate environments, Pat enjoys engaging in nonprofit organizations with an orientation toward organizational process, board governance, and community outreach. She continues to be a member of the Santa Fe Chamber of Music Festival Board of Trustees where she serves on the Executive and Governance Communities and is a past member of the of Trustees and Executive Committee of the Santa Fe Art Institute, and the Board of Directors, Chair of the Programs and Policies Committee=, for A Better Way, in Oakland. She is an Associate Member of the American Psychological Association. Pat holds a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University and Ed.M. in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University.

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Lisa M. Enfield, Board Chair

 

Lisa Enfield was born and raised in New Mexico.  She is a graduate of The University of New Mexico School of Law.  Her practice is devoted to civil litigation, primarily for Native American governmental clients.  Her professional interests also include civil rights and medical-legal issues.

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William Finnoff

 

William was born and spent his early years in Denver, then later attended high school in Steamboat Springs Colorado. After graduating from high school, he spent a number of years working on oil drilling rigs and mines in Colorado, Wyoming and Alaska. He resumed his education after this period, first learning German, then studying at the Ludwig Maximillians Universitaet in Munich, where he received both undergraduate and PhD degrees in mathematics. After university, he worked for a number of years in Germany, first at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research then in the Central Research Department of Siemens A.G., doing research on various problems in finance, economics, plant control and medical imaging. He then returned to the United States and spent the next twenty years doing financial and economic research at a number of different financial institutions. In 2008 he left the financial world to found, together with one of his brothers, Finnoff Aviation Products, a company that develops, certifies and sells aftermarket components for civil aviation aircraft. William is still an active researcher and has numerous publications in the areas of mathematics, economics, machine learning and statistical methodology.

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Vernon (Bud) Hamilton, Immediate Past Chair

 

Bud Hamilton grew up in the Chicago area. He attended DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana where he met his future wife, Valerie. Bud went on to get his MBA at Harvard Business School, graduating in 1966.  Bud then joined the Procter & Gamble Company where he was employed for the next 37 years in various executive positions. Valerie spent her entire career in elementary education. The Hamiltons have two boys, and 5 grandchildren. After living in Cincinnati most of their adult lives, Bud and Valerie retired in 2003 and moved to Santa Fe where they have become quite involved in the local community. Bud is a past board member of The School for Advanced Research and currently serves on the boards of the Santa Fe Community Foundation, The Lensic, Cancer Foundation for New Mexico, and Museum of New Mexico Foundation. In the corporate world he is a member of the Domino's Pizza board. Valerie tutors in the SFPS system, is a docent at the NM History Museum, is a past board member of Cancer Foundation of New Mexico and administers to chemo patients in the Christus St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center weekly.

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Emily Haozous

 

Dr. Haozous is a Santa Fe native and an enrolled member of the Chiricahua Fort Sill Apache Tribe. She is an Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing, where her research focuses on Native American health equity and improving cancer outcomes in marginalized communities. She earned her PhD and MSN in oncology nursing from Yale University, and her BA in Music from University of California, Santa Cruz. Emily has served on multiple Boards, including the Breast Cancer Resource Center and the Changing Woman Initiative. She is pleased to serve on the Native American Advised Endowed Fund; established by her grandfather, Allan Houser, in 1993. This fund at the Santa Fe Community Foundation continues to grow and enhance Native lifeways by supporting community initiatives.

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Deborah Holloway

 

Relationships, structure and communication have been the common threads in Deborah Holloway’s life and career, expressed through journalism, family systems therapy, and professional philanthropy. After a decade in Germany, writing for Opera News and training as a psychotherapist, she and her family returned to the US, where she became the first professional Director of the Seabury Foundation, a mid-size family foundation in Chicago. Deborah helped design and implement a 6-year place-based neighborhood initiative, established a local Leadership Forum, and led the Seabury family strategic planning process. She served on the Board of the Donors Forum of Chicago (now Forefront), chaired its Family Foundations Committee, and made frequent presentations on philanthropy, both locally and at Council on Foundations conferences. Deborah serves in rotation as a Trustee and Officer of the Seabury Foundation. She has applied her skill as a facilitator and consultant with foundations, families and nonprofits in Chicago and Santa Fe. She served on the Women of Distinction Committee at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Kokrobitey Institute in Ghana.

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Mary Anne Larsen

 

Mary Anne Larsen is the retired owner of women’s clothing stores in Houston. She and her husband, Bruce, moved to Santa Fe in 1995. She was chair of the Santa Fe Festival Ballet. Mary Anne Larsen played a central role in negotiations to expand the Aspen Ballet of Colorado to Santa Fe-forming the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and became chair of the group in Santa Fe. She has also served on the board of St. Vincent Hospital Foundation and was chair of Futures for Children. Mary Anne received a BA in History from Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y. Early in her career she worked for the Girl Scouts of the USA in three locations (Boston, Chicago, and St. Louis.)

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Diane Martinez

 

Diane Martinez is a native Northern New Mexican and is the Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for Presbyterian Medical Services, a position she has held since February 1994. She is responsible for all disciplines of human resource management and public relations, as well as the management of the PMS Foundation.

Prior to joining Presbyterian Medical Services, Diane spent 20 years with GTE Telecommunications Division, where she held a number of management positions in sales and marketing, business operations, and human resource management.

Diane holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Phoenix, with a certification in Human Resource Management. She is a member of the National Society of Human Resources Management and past President of the Northern New Mexico Human Resources Association.

Diane currently serves as an active member of Leadership New Mexico and serves on the Board of Trustees for Hospital Services Corporation, she continues to serve on the Board of Directors for the Spanish Colonial Art Society and the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art for the past nine years. Her passion for this art form originates from her heritage.

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Manuel J. Monasterio

 

Manuel is the Branch Manager of the UBS office in Santa Fe and he provides wealth management to clients, with a focus on trust and estate planning. Before joining UBS in 2008 Manuel was a Financial Advisor/Branch Manager at Wachovia Securities and A.G. Edwards. He also has international management experience. Manuel is on the board of the Santa Fe Estate Planning Council and runs the local Duke Alumni Club. Manuel was born in Bilbao, Spain and he and wife Rebecca have two children.

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Lillian Montoya

 

Lillian Montoya is a Santa Fe local and the President and CEO at CHRISTUS St. Vincent. She has a Bachelor Degree in Communications and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico. Montoya has more than 25 years of extensive experience in helping corporate, government, and non-profit leaders navigate strategic and organizational challenges. She has demonstrated proven results in designing, developing, and implementing programs that have made northern New Mexico communities better places to work. Montoya is the first female CEO of the hospital since the original Sisters of Charity established St. Vincent Hospital in 1865. She joins a growing number of women assuming top leadership roles in the health care industry.

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Richard (Rick) Moore

 

Richard Moore is a Certified Public Accountant and owns the accounting practice of Moore & Associates in Santa Fe.  He has a Bachelor of Accountancy from New Mexico State University and became a Certified Public Accountant in July 1978. Prior to opening his own firm, he was an audit manager for Coopers & Lybrand in El Paso, Texas.  Rick has just completed his term on the Planned Giving Committee of the Civitan International Foundation. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Great Southwest Civitan Foundation and has been treasurer and governor of the Great Southwest Civitan District.  He is currently treasurer of the Great Southwest Civitan District Foundation. Rick joined the Santa Fe Community Foundation’s Finance Committee in 2003, and is active on its Audit Subcommittee.

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Suzanne Ortega Cisneros

 

Suzanne is a Sr. Vice President - Investment Officer with Wells Fargo Advisors in Santa Fe. Born and raised in Santa Fe, Suzanne is an active and passionate volunteer in her community and has served in numerous organizations over the years. She is currently a member of the NM Women’s Forum, a sub-chapter of the International Women’s Forum. IWF is comprised of 6,500 women leaders in 35 countries around the world with a mission to build better global leadership amongst the world’s most pre-eminent women of significant and diverse achievement. Suzanne is Immediate-Past Chair of the Board for the Santa Fe Community Foundation; an organization serving as a resource for philanthropists who want to be impactful with their giving. She has also served on the Boards of the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, as well as the NM Centennial Foundation. She is a member and former Chair of the Santa Fe Hestia Fund; a Women’s Giving Circle focused on improving graduation rates in Santa Fe schools. She has been both a Circles Member and Business Council Member of the Museum of NM Foundation, and a Member of the SF Chamber of Commerce.

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Elizabeth Rice

 

The first 22 years of my life were spent in the Texas public education system...please don't hold that against me.  The next 22 years were spent in the business world in both Texas and New Mexico where I worked gaining invaluable tools that ensured my success.  And in the midst of it rearing my favorite son.  The current 22 year phase is being spent in acquiring experience. The art of philanthropy being a major part while still rearing my son.  The next 22 year phase will be spent bringing it all into balance & working towards ascension.  Ascension should take part of the fifth phase.  Finis!

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Robert (Vince) Smith

 

Vince Smith was already on the Foundation’s Investment Committee and will now serve as the Investment Committee Chair. Smith’s deep investment expertise with the New Mexico State Investment Council, where he serves as the Chief Investment Officer, will aid the Foundation in its investment goals and growing its grantmaking power.

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Brian Vallo

 

Brian Vallo is a member of the Pueblo of Acoma tribe and currently serves as the Director of the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe. He brings over 25 years of experience working with tribal groups throughout the country in areas of historic/cultural preservation, tourism, museum administration, development, marketing, and the arts. A former Lt. Governor, Director of Historic Preservation, and Founding Director of the Haakú Museum at Acoma, Brian remains closely connected to the culture and initiatives of his own community. A long-standing Board member of Santa Fe-based Chamiza Foundation and member of the Santa Fe Arts Commission, Brian has also been an active member of the Santa Fe Community Foundation's Native American Advised Endowment Fund since 2012. A self-taught artist, Brian enjoys creating paintings inspired by the cultural landscape of Acoma, and the environment of his second home, Santa Fe.