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Who We Are: Board of Directors

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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, Board Chair

 

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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Patricia Marcus Curtis

 

Patricia Curtis has served on the Board of the Santa Fe Community Foundation for two years, this past year as Board Secretary and Co-Chair of the Governance Committee. She is an ongoing member of the Executive Committee, current Chair of the Governance Committee, member of the Ends and Nominating Committees, ad hoc CEO-Search Committee, and the Transition Task Force. Referencing best practices observed in corporate environments as one of the first executive coaches in the SF Bay Area, Patricia enjoys engaging in nonprofits with a collaborative orientation toward organizational process and development, board governance, and community outreach. Prior to launching a successful independent consulting practice in Silicon Valley, she discovered a niche for services centered on organizational development, senior executive leadership, and intra-corporate communications in her work as a Vice President and Senior Consultant in the San Jose office of Drake Beam Morin. Formerly, she was Director of Research with ORI, Inc., a retainer based executive search firm in Boston, MA.

Patricia is a member of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Advisory Council and past member of their Board of Directors, Executive, and Governance Committees. She has served on the Board of Trustees of Desert Academy as Chair of the Outreach Program, Board 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. Patricia holds a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University, and Ed.M. in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University. She is an Associate Member of the American Psychological Association, and the APA Society for Humanistic Psychology. She also enjoys a studio practice for painting, printmaking, drawing, hand-made books, and photography, creating multi-media series of related images referencing nature. Her study of art has included a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, painting intensives at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO, and workshops at the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of Art, and UC Berkeley.

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William Finnoff, Vice-Chair

 

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, is the Vice President and Chief Development Officer of the Christus St. Vincent Hospital Foundation 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 a Research Scientist with the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation. 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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Rick Herrman

 

Rick has over four decades of experience in operations, accounting, finance, strategic planning/budgeting and organizational development. His career includes public accounting, commercial and investment banking, investment management, and over two decades as founder and managing member of a private equity firm. His lifelong commitment to the environment and education culminated in service as Executive Director for a 507 acre nature center and 20 acre botanical garden (www.cdri.org). Rick has served on over 30 corporate boards and eight nonprofit boards. He and his wife Margaret moved to Santa Fe in 2018 and have two adult sons and a grandson. He holds a BBA, MBA and is a CPA (retired). Rick enjoys hiking, volunteering with various nonprofits, flying, and having dinner with friends.

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Deborah Holloway, Vice-Chair

 

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 Vice President of Human Resources and Administration with Presbyterian Medical Services (PMS) and based at their corporate headquarters in Santa Fe. In addition to Human Resources, Diane manages the functions of public relations, marketing, and fundraising for the organization. Prior to joining PMS in 1994, Diane held Human Resources management positions with GTE Telecommunications. Born and raised in New Mexico, Diane has long been active in community affairs, serving on a wide variety of boards including the Spanish Colonial Arts Society, the Governor's Children of Legacy Fund, the PMS Foundation, and Hospital Services Corporation. Diane earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management and is a graduate of Leadership New Mexico. She and her husband, Ron, are the proud parents of two grown sons.

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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 his wife Rebecca have two children.

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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.

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Dolores Overton, Treasurer

 

Dolores Overton brings with her an extensive financial background in banking and accounting as a senior Vice President at First National 1870. She 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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Patricia Rosenberg

 

After a short banking career, Tricia Rosenberg became involved in building several boutique consulting firms in Chicago which specialized in their work with the financial industry. At the time, banking was undergoing major change and the firms specialized in helping banks, accounting firms, and brokerage firms prepare for the changes. The work included internal consulting, conducting executive management and sales management courses, national and regional conference speaking as well as teaching at a number of schools which specialized in banking in Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Wisconsin. Work took her to 40 states as well as several European countries for work with American Express. Tricia’s charitable work has included: United Way, Chicago Arthritis Foundation, and 10 years as a board member for Association House of Chicago (the largest agency in Chicago handling a multitude of programs which served the Hispanic community). She also co-chaired the first capital campaign for the historic agency.

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Robert (Vince) Smith

 

Vince Smith is Chief Investment Officerwith the New Mexico State Investment Council and brings deep investment expertise to the Foundation. He serves as chari of SFCF's Investment Committee.

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Jill Cooper Udall

 

Ms. Cooper is a lawyer, long-time arts advocate, former Deputy Attorney General and Officer of Cultural Affairs for the State of New Mexico. Splitting her time between Santa Fe NM and Washington since 1999, she has worked for the President’s Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. She served for eight years, under President Barack Obama, as a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. In Washington, Ms. Cooper currently sits on the Board of Directors for Ford's Theatre, the Washington National Opera, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculptural Garden and is affiliated with CulturalDC. In Santa Fe, Ms. Cooper Udall is a member of the board of directors of Site Santa Fe, the New Mexico School for the Arts and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Endowment. She is an honorary member of the Board of Visitors and Governors of St John’s College.

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Justin Talbot Zorn

 

Justin Talbot Zorn is a Santa Fe-based writer and policymaker. He has served as Legislative Director to three Members of Congress, as a Fulbright Scholar focused on improving long-term planning in government, and as an opinion contributor to publications, including The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Wired, The Nation, Foreign Policy, and CNN. He is a Truman National Security Fellow, a Senior Adviser to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and communications and policy consultant for a variety of economic, environmental, civil rights, and science think tanks and advocacy groups. As a member of the Santa Fe community, Justin has been active in efforts with city government, statewide nonprofits, and youth-led activist organizations, including passage of community solar legislation and the Verde Fund for sustainability and equity. Justin is working on a book on the psychology and politics of the attention economy, forthcoming from HarperCollins. He holds graduate degrees in international relations and public policy from Oxford University and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He lives in the San Mateo neighborhood with his wife, Meredy, and three young children, Tierra, Saraya, and Jai.

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Marcos Zubia, Secretary

 

Marcos Zubia was born and raised in Santa Fe NM. He is a graduate of the Western State School of Banking with his bachelor’s degree. He had a 15-year career as a respected banking professional where he held many positions in operations and sales; most recently as Vice President. He is currently a multi-million dollar producing real estate broker with JAM Real Estate Experts at Keller Williams Realty Santa Fe.

He is currently the Director of Development for Esperanza Shelter a local domestic violence agency. Marcos is the board secretary for the Santa Fe Community Foundation and a member of the NextGen Philanthropy Group. In 2017, he was recognized as 10 Who Made a Difference by the Santa Fe New Mexican for his work with Esperanza Shelter. In 2019, he received the Muchisimas Gracias award by the Mayor of Santa Fe as part of their Mayors Give Back Ball for his work and desire to make a difference in the community through his philanthropy involvement.