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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

 

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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 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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Rick Herrman

 

Rick has over 4 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 8 non-profit 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 non-profits, 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 Amdministration with Presbyterian Medical Services (PMS) based at their corporate headquarters in Santa Fe. In addition to Human Resources, Diane managers 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 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. She is returning to the Board of the Foundation.

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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, 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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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 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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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 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.