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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

 

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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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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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Sue Coliton

 

Sue Coliton is a national consultant to philanthropists, foundations and nonprofits and most recently was the past Vice President of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. She has also served on the boards of the Washington State Arts Commission, the Seattle Public Library and Philanthropy Northwest.

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Patricia Marcus Curtis, Secretary

 

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, where she designed and delivered executive development and career management programs. As Director of Research with ORI, 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, CA. 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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Javier Gonzales

 

Javier Gonzales, a Santa Fe native, works with Descartes Labs and was the Mayor of Santa Fe from 2014-2018. He is also a past member of the Board of Regents at New Mexico Highlands University and New Mexico State University.

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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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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, Treasurer

 

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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Dolly Naranjo Neikrug

 

Dolly Naranjo Neikrug, a Santa Clara native, is the past Principal of the San Ildefonso Day School and of the Santa Clara Day School. Her community activities include board service for the Northern New Mexico Children’s Choir, Santa Fe 4-H, and the United Way of Santa Fe. She currently also serves on the Board of Regents of the Museum of New Mexico and the Board of Trustees for the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. She is returning to the Board of the Foundation.

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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 New Mexico Foundation, and a Member of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce.

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Dolores Overton

 

Dolores Overton brings with her an extensive financial background in banking and accounting as a senior Vice President at First National 1870, and is a current board member of the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and former board member of Girls, Inc. of Santa Fe.

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Elizabeth Rice, Vice Chair

 

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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Patricia Rosenberg

 

Patricia Rosenberg was a longtime management consultant to the financial industry; her philanthropic work includes service on the boards of the Association House of Chicago, the Chicago Arthritis Foundation and United Way. She is returning to the Foundation’s Board.

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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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Marcos Zubia

 

Marcos Zubia is a Santa Fe native and local real estate professional with JAM Real Estate Experts at Keller Williams, and is also the Board President of Esperanza Shelter. In 2017, he was recognized by the Santa Fe New Mexican as of one of the Ten Who Made a Difference in Santa Fe.