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Christopher Goett, MSW – President & CEO
cgoett@santafecf.org

 

 

505-988-9715 ext 7001

 

Throughout his career, Goett has been actively involved with community development and civic engagement in low-income neighborhoods across the country. Prior to joining the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Goett served as the first Executive Director for the Wescom Foundation, where he provided and managed the strategic direction for all Foundation processes involving grantmaking, development, board governance, and community impact programs supporting Southern California. During his tenure, he developed the Foundation’s first three-year strategic plan, created rigorous financial and operational protocols, implemented a cloud-based constituent relationship management (CRM) system for grants management, and coordinated extensive governance trainings for the Foundation’s volunteer Board of Directors.

Goett graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University and earned a Master of Social work degree with an emphasis on community organizing and economic development from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He was named a 2014 PLACES Fellow with the Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities. He and his wife Julie have been frequent visitors to New Mexico throughout their marriage. Julie started her college education at the College of Santa Fe. Together they enjoy hiking, volunteering, and traveling.

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Kevin Sokol-White, CPA – Chief Financial Officer
ksokolwhite@santafecf.org

505-988-9715 ext 7021

Kevin Sokol-White, Senior Vice President for Finance & Operations, oversees the recording and reporting of financial information, the monitoring of investment performance, and the building, personnel, and technology operations at the Foundation. In 2017, Kevin retired from a 30-year career in energy and finance and public accounting. His work took him to South America, the Middle East, Africa, and the former Soviet republics. After spending his career in the for-profit sector, Kevin feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to join the Foundation early in January of 2019.

Kevin has an undergraduate and graduate degree in Accounting from the University of Mississippi and has been a CPA since 1990. After being a part of the Santa Fe community on a part-time basis for over a decade, Kevin and his husband, Chris, a personal trainer made Santa Fe their permanent home in July 2017. They love their dogs, all kinds of adventure, and international travel and like to spend their spare time staying active in the gym and with spinning, skiing, and hiking.

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Gabriela Gómez – Vice President for Advancement
ggomez@santafecf.org

505-988-9715 ext 7006

Gabriela Gómez joined the Santa Fe Community Foundation in February of 2019 as Director of Development and manages the day-to-day financial resource development and donor strategies of the Foundation. In addition to developing and managing philanthropic relationships, Gabriela works in close collaboration with colleagues on achieving the Foundation’s mission.

She is a first generation New Mexican, Mexican-American with Albuquerque roots and has worked in both the private and nonprofit sector. Prior to joining SFCF, Gabriela worked at the Albuquerque Community Foundation.

Gabriela takes great pride in New Mexico and is excited to now call Santa Fe home. When not at the office, she likes to spend her free time either exercising, cooking, reading, eating (foodie!), or visiting with loved ones.

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Diane Addis – Philanthropy & Grant Associate
daddis@santafecf.org

505-988-9715 ext 7020

Diane Addis serves as the Philanthropy and Grant Associate. Originally from El Paso, Texas, Diane spent almost 40 years in San Diego. With a strong interest in theatre, Diane performed in numerous productions in the San Diego area. She also spent 24 years in the Development Department at The Old Globe Theatre. After a brief stint in Boise, Idaho, Diane and her husband Adam made the much-desired move to Santa Fe – not only to be closer to family, but to enjoy all the wonderful things New Mexico has on offer. Diane and Adam spend their free time taking drives and exploring new areas, enjoying museums and galleries, and generally eating their way through the state.

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Sarah Amador-Guzmán – Program Director of Education
& Opportunity Santa Fe
samadorguzman@santafecf.org

505-988-9715 ext 7024

Sarah Amador-Guzmán joins the Santa Fe Community Foundation as Program Director of Education and Opportunity Santa Fe. Originally from El Paso, TX, Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Foreign Languages from New Mexico State University and a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University. Sarah lives in Santa Fe with her husband Juan, and two daughters, Valentina and Victoria. Her passion for Education Policy began a decade ago with her work at the New Mexico Legislative Education Study Committee, where she worked as a Fiscal Analyst overseeing the use of state funds in public education.

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Yolanda Cruz – Philanthropy HUB Coordinator
ycruz@santafecf.org

505-988-9715 ext 7003

Yolanda served as the Health Councils and Community Coordinator for the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership from 2013 – 2015, an initiative housed at the Santa Fe Community Foundation. Now, as the Philanthropy HUB Coordinator, Yolanda oversees our professional development programs from support for boards to leadership cohorts and workshops addressing fundraising, communications, finance, and strategic planning.

Yolanda is a longtime community champion who has collaborated with and learned from Strong Families NM, Tewa Women United, El Valle Community Center and Con Alma Health Foundation. She has served as the Program Coordinator for San Miguel County DWI, Director of the San Miguel County Family & Community Health Council and Community Coordinator for the UNM BA/MD summer practicum. Yolanda has co-hosted a radio show addressing women’s issues and social change, Our Opinion – Let’s Talk About It, and has held many volunteer and community advisory roles in northern New Mexico.

A life-long New Mexican, Yolanda grew up in Gallup before relocating closer to her family’s roots in the Mora/Las Vegas area. She spent 36 years there and raised 3 wonderful children. Yolanda serves as a Getaway family for 12 United World College students from around the world and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren at every opportunity.

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Shelby Danilowicz – MoGro Programs Manager
shelby@mogro.net

Shelby has been with MoGro for three years. She has one foot in operations - sourcing our food and managing the warehouse - and the other in developing and maintaining relationships with local farmers, and supporting our site volunteers each week during distribution.

She moved to Albuquerque from the northeast three years ago. Prior to that she attended college in Nova Scotia and spent the subsequent years working in British Colombia planting trees, farming, and working on a ski patrol. When Shelby isn't working she is usually cooking, reading, or playing in the mountains.

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David Gaussoin – NMHEP Communications & Marketing Associate
dgaussoin@nmhep.org

505-660-3087 

David Gaussoin provides communications, web site, newsletter, and social media support for the NM Health Equity Partnership. In addition, he serves as support for co-creating strategy, processes, and spaces rooted in equity with partners; facilitating dialogues and workshops; connecting people and ideas; community-driven research; network engagement and external communications. He also supports HIA teams, such as Together for Brothers, the Lobos CO2 Pipeline, Chainbreaker Collective, Indian Health Services team on various issues.

David holds a BBA in Business Marketing from the Anderson School of Business, at the University of New Mexico. He has a background in applied fine arts and arts education. David’s previous experience includes teaching at the Institute of American Indian Arts and the Santa Fe Community College, as well as producing and selling his own jewelry and fashion internationally. David is a native of Santa Fe, as well as a proud member of the Navajo Nation and Picuris Pueblo. David is a strong advocate for the arts. He has worked with the Pueblo Opera Program, Avant Garde, the New Mexico Museum Foundation, and the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts. He enjoys traveling, learning about new cultures, and sharing with others his own cultural background.

David strongly believes in equity and advocacy for grass roots community action - “I believe community members hold the knowledge and answers; they just need to be asked. I do this work because we all have a responsibility to honor our past, present, and future generations because this is our home.”

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Diane Hamamoto – Director of Grants & Community Impact
dhamamoto@santafecf.org

505-988-9715 ext 7008

Diane serves as Grants Officer for the Foundation, supporting grants and scholarship committees of the Foundation as well as those of fundholders who have their own grant or scholarship programs, processing outgoing grants and scholarships, as well as managing incoming grants from Foundation funders.

Born in Los Angeles, Diane flew the coop early to earn a BS in Natural Resources (Wildlife Management) at The University of Michigan, and then continued her sojourn east to Boston where she practiced her degree with wildlife of a different sort. Living in New Mexico for the past 19 years, her passions include gardening, cooking, and fine dining whenever possible.

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Lily Horwath – Senior Communications & Marketing Manager
lhorwath@santafecf.org

505-988-9715

Lily is a creative, vision-driven communications and marketing professional with over six years of experience in Santa Fe's nonprofit sector. In addition to her ongoing work as a freelance graphic designer and marketing consultant, Lily most recently served Performance Santa Fe as its Communications + Marketing Manager, a role that oversaw all aspects of the cultural nonprofit's strategic branding, marketing, and communications. An original and holistic thinker, she is a true brand builder with a proven record of creating innovative campaigns, driving brand awareness, and growing new audiences. She is thrilled to join the wonderful team at the Santa Fe Community Foundation in May 2021. .

Lily values kindness, empathy, and equity. She cares deeply about New Mexico and its people, land, and art. A native of New York who was raised in France and Maryland, Lily studied the Great Books at St. John's College in addition to literature and fine art at New College of Florida, from which she graduated in 2013. She enjoys reading, learning new art forms, and going on long walks with her dog, Maple, in addition to spending time with her husband, family, and friends.

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Jessica Espinoza Jensen – NMHEP Grants & Capacity Building Strategist
jjensen@nmhep.org

505-670-0312

Jessi serves as the Grants & Capacity Building Strategist for the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership. With HEP since 2012, she is responsible for co-creating strategy, processes, and spaces rooted in equity with partners; facilitating dialogues and workshops; connecting people and ideas; coordinating community-driven research; and managing HEP’s grant opportunities.

Jessi is a woman of color with family roots in Mexico. Born in California and raised in New Mexico, Jessi is deeply committed to lifelong learning and values the strengths and creativity of those around her. She is passionate about supporting communities to develop their own solutions on issues affecting them. She works to create intentional spaces for community partners to share their ideas and transform how decisions are made so the processes, and decisions themselves, center the lived experiences of people most impacted. Jessi enjoys utilizing creative engagement strategies, such as art, visuals and play to ensure intentional community building and sharing of narratives.

Jessi holds a Masters in Sociology and a BBA in Marketing & Accounting. Her past professional endeavors include: policy research, technical assistance to nonprofits, and teaching English abroad. When Jessi’s not at HEP, you can find her running long distances in the desert or mountains. For Jessi, her work at HEP and trail running are interrelated. She experiences trail running as a learning exercise— in perseverance, understanding, and connection. Jessi’s other passions include spending time with friends and family, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, doodling, and adventuring with her husband Brian, and beagles, Bogus Basin and Burčák Bilo.

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Ona Johnson – Board & Community Relations Liaison
ojohnson@santafecf.org

505-690-3572

I am honored to join the Santa Fe Community Foundation team as the Director of Dollars4Schools. As a native Santa Fean and graduate of Santa Fe Public Schools myself, I bring a personal and local perspective to Dollars4Schools, a program that is genuinely dear to my heart. My background in public relations and the arts, and my prior experience in public relations and as the Statewide Director of New Mexico’s Centennial, has provided me with unique opportunities to work closely with many with New Mexico educators and students. I look forward to continuing my work with the dedicated teachers right here in Santa Fe. As a parent of two children, I am especially aware of the obstacles teachers and students encounter, and I look forward to this opportunity to provide a funding resource to Santa Fe’s educators. Dollars4Schools is an amazing program, and I enthusiastically take the lead in its path forward – making a difference in public school classrooms every day in Santa Fe.

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Adam Latham – Finance Manager
alatham@santafecf.org

505-988-9715 ext 7009

Adam Latham works as the Finance Manager at SFCF processing vendor and grant payments. He and his wife Diane moved to Santa Fe from Boise, Idaho, to be closer to family and to enjoy the cultural richness of northern New Mexico. For the past 20 years he has worked in a variety of Accounting roles (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll) for non-profit arts organizations. He is excited to join the Finance team at SFCF and to contribute to the Foundation’s mission. In their down time, he and his wife visit the many galleries, museums, and restaurants in Santa Fe.

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Cecily Martin – Philanthropy Associate
cmartin@santafecf.org

505-988-9715 ext 7028

Cecily Martin serves as Philanthropy Associate. Originally from Chicago, Cecily fell in love with New Mexico at age 11 on a family trip and moved to Santa Fe in 2002 to attend St. John’s College. After graduating, she moved back to Chicago where she received a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Roosevelt University. Cecily moved back to Santa Fe in 2013 to raise her family in New Mexico. Prior to her work at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Cecily worked in human resources, admissions, and hospitality sales. In her free time, Cecily enjoys cycling, cooking, spending time with her kids and friends, and playing Scrabble.

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Annmarie McLaughlin – Senior Director of Community Programs
amclaughlin@santafecf.org

505-988-9715 ext 7005

Annmarie McLaughlin works closely with SFCF’s leadership and a deeply engaged programmatic team to steward the organization’s community leadership work in our priority areas of interest: cultural vibrancy, economic security and opportunity, educational success and career pathways, health and wellbeing, and sustainable agriculture and stewardship of resources. Her role addresses keeping this work aligned with the Foundation’s broad strategic goals and assessing the impact of this activity. Annmarie holds a BFA from New York University. Her lifelong professional development pursuits include mediation, work with the Alternatives to Violence Project, narrative healing, anti-racism, and community leadership. Annmarie spends her free time with her adult sons, cooking (and eating!), listening to audio books, and floating on New Mexico’s rivers. She has been with the Santa Fe Community Foundation since 2005.

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Josh Norman – MoGro Director
josh@mogro.net

505-216-8611

Josh has been with MoGro for five years. Much of his work is oriented around people: strengthening relationships with our site partners, training site volunteers, and helping to create a team culture that is supportive, fun, and dedicated to those we serve. When possible, he also directs his attention to program evaluation, systems and logistics.

Josh grew up in Albuquerque and has recently returned to New Mexico after being away for about ten years, serving in the Peace Corps in West Africa as an Environmental Education Volunteer and as an Outward Bound Instructor in New York City working with high school students in the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan. Josh lives in Albuquerque with his partner and their dog. They spend their free time cooking, gardening, and exploring, usually following the lead of a nose with a wagging tail.

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Erik Rott – MoGro Operations Manager
erik@mogro.net

Erik started working for MoGro last year after spending the spring volunteering for MoGro as well as other organizations, feeling a call to action to help people in the state that he calls home. He is in charge of anything distribution related- from processing orders to getting the bags to our members, as well as coordinating emergency distributions to NM Pueblos and partner organizations.

With a background in everything from Film & Television to metalworking, Erik enjoys problem solving and working with his hands. Born and raised in Albuquerque, he enjoys exploring the city and the state that raised him on his bicycles, often feeling more at home on two wheels than on four legs.

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Charles Rountree – Controller
crountree@santafecf.org

 

 

505-988-9715 ext 7011

Charles Rountree, Controller, serves as the assistant to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations. His responsibilities include investment reconciliations, preparation of donor statements, and fund activity analysis. Charles also provides financial reporting support for MoGro and Impact Investing.

After graduating from Georgia State University with a degree in Accounting, he began his career in Atlanta working in hospitality. Charles returned to his hometown of Birmingham to assist his family in opening and operating a restaurant. He then worked for several years with a regional insurance agency.

Charles and his husband moved to Santa Fe in 2014. He is active in the community as a volunteer, primarily with the Santa Fe Opera and the Church of the Holy Faith. He is an enthusiastic bicyclist, an avid reader, and a lousy gardener.

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Tina Whitegeese – MoGro Community Outreach Coordinator

 

 

Tina started volunteering with MoGro as the Food Champion at Santa Fe Indian Hospital in 2018. As a Native person managing type 2 diabetes with diet and exercise, she wanted to help connect her tribal community with healthy produce and get people excited about cooking with local ingredients. Currently, Tina manages distribution, writes grants, and brings new communities and partners into contact with MoGro's work. Tina's passion for her distribution site and knowledge of not-for-profit governance also led her to serve on our board in 2019.

When she's not slinging veggies, you can find Tina enjoying running and hiking trails around Santa Fe and enjoying movies at the local theater.

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Sienna Rose Wright – MoGro Distribution Associate
sienna@mogro.net