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As stewards of public money, it is a high priority of Santa Fe Cares to be directed by respected community leaders, people living with AIDS and capable staff. Together we strive to balance our vision and compassion with effective and responsible business practices. Board members are elected for three-year terms and are expected to be actively involved on at least one board committee and one event committee.

Alicia Miller, President
MA & BA in English/Literature. Published writer, book reviewer and critic, teacher and art collector. Former chair of the Kent State University Board of Trustees.

Alicia Miller
Jeff Pine, Past President '98 & '99
MSPH in Community Health Education, MS in Community Development. Director/Founder of EGIS (Elders Getting Information and Services). Previous consultant with the New Mexico Department of Health, Division of Health Improvement. Previous founder/director of Community Health Services, previous director of AIDS Wellness Program and Hospice Division (VNS).

Jeff Pine
Gary Plum, Vice President
Studied Art and Design. Twenty-five year's experience in framing, museum design and art gallery sales. Serves on boards/committees of several AIDS organizations, community activist, person living with AIDS.

Gary Plum
Kate Wall Ganz, Treasurer
Professional financial consultant (retired), extensive experience in marketing in the cable television industry. Founding member of Hope House and past board member with Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center.

Kate Wall Ganz
Mark Forsyth, Secretary
Education in psychology and video production. Self-employed graphic designer, 20 years experience in design and production, formerly managed a restaurant, owned and operated an interior fabric design and manufacturing company. Most recently headed a one-person advertising department for well-known artist, Mark is living with AIDS.

Mark Forsyth
Jim Baird
MA in Theatre/Speech. Stage director/production manager, conference planner, English teacher. Former president of Hope House, a residential center for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Jim Baird
Christopher Clary
MBA College of Santa Fe. Grant writer, editor, fund raiser and volunteer advocate. Currently manages the President's Office of the Santa Fe Institute.


Susan Friedman
MA in Liberal Education and Social Work. College administrator, AIDS Case manager. Currently owns her own business as a professional organizer.

Susan Friedman
Gregg Hartnett
Professional hair stylist/massage therapist with degrees in Cosmetology and Natural Therapeutics. Extensive volunteer experience for AIDS-related events and organizations including Hope House, Kitchen Angels and various AIDS walks.

Gregg Hartnett
Doug Houston
Self-employed graphic and fine artist, person living with AIDS. Former board member of Theatre Arts Corporation, Orchestra of Santa Fe, The Santa Fe Symphony and Creative Writing Board of The College of Santa Fe.

Doug Houston
Kathy Murphy
15 years managerial and administrative experience with emphasis on fund raising. Currently Business Fund Drive and Advertising Manager for The Santa Fe Opera.

Kathy Murphy
Gay Nathan
MA in English. 27 years experience in education as teacher and administrator. Most recently taught at the Santa Fe Indian School. Avidly involved in theatre.

Gay Nathan
Shelly Repp
BA in Early Childhood Development and Social Work. Director of Private Services for Heritage Healthcare Services. Previously a youth care specialist at Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital in Dallas and coordinator of the behavior management specialist program at Desert Hills Residential Treatment Center in Albuquerque.

Shelly Repp
William Stewart
Educated in History and Law. Foreign service officer, foreign correspondant and writer for Time Magazine for over 20 years. Has lived and worked in many countries around the world.

William Stewart
Jerry Torres
MS and BS in chemistry. Currently a self-employed surveying and engineering consultant. Previously a water chemist for the cities of Espanola and Santa Fe, a lab director at International Independent Environment Laboratory in Las Cruces and general manager of Advanced Agricultural Technology and Environmental Services in Las Cruces.

Jerry Torres
Lesley Urquhart
MA candidate in Public Health. Professional air traffic controller; health risk manager for 19 years. Has worked with several community organzations including Hope House and Sexual Assault Response Team.



Carolyn Tjoland, Executive Director
MS & BA in Clinical Psychology. Twenty years experience in non-profit administration, fundraising and volunteer coordination. Licensed psychotherapist, teacher, consultant and foster parent to 59 teenagers. Santa Fe Cares' Executive Director since April 1996.

Carolyn Tjoland
Terry Jennings, Office Manager
MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, 25 years experience in education as a teacher and university administrator; 10 years managerial experience in publishing; most recently with Prentice Hall in Japan. Lived and worked in Asia, Europe and Africa for more than 3 decades.

Terry Jennings
David Pfeffer, 2000 AIDS Walk Coordinator
Licensed architect in private practice for over 20 years. Current planning commissioner and former zoning board member. Led community drives for homeless shelter and ice arena. Organizing grand opening events for new community center, a six day celebration expecting 50,000 people. Frequent community volunteer.

David Pfeffer

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