About us:

Board of Directors

NMSIP’s board of directors reflects a cross-section of the Santa Fe community and is composed of individuals with a broad spectrum of knowledge and expertise.

Cameron Miranda

Cameron Miranda (Board President) believes that the Sky Center gives youth and their families the critical tools to live more hopeful and resilient lives.  She is passionate about supporting the organization and spreading awareness of the the Sky Center’s innovative and transformational services.  Since moving to Santa Fe in 2007, she has been busy raising two daughters, coaching high school tennis, and becoming involved with various non-profits in the community.

Ned Walpin

Ned Walpin (Board Vice President)  is a faculty member and associate dean for graduate programs at St. John’s College.  He is extremely grateful for the opportunity to help The Sky Center fulfill its crucial mission.  In his free time, Ned attempts to learn jazz piano.

 

Karen Aubrey

Karen Aubrey ( Treasurer/Secretary)  has been practicing law in Santa Fe since 1978.  She was a founding board member of the New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project, and has served on the Board since 1995.  Karen became acquainted with the founder, Dr. Kathryn Klassen, through St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Santa Fe, and is passionate about improving the physical and mental health of children and young people.  Karen is also the New Mexico Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande.  In her spare time, Karen likes to garden, cook, and walk with her dogs.

Yvette R Roybal

Yvette R Roybal is a born and raised Santa Fean.  She is an entrepreneur who wants to see the lives of children in our community enriched through The SKY Center. Along with her entrepreneurial spirit she brings diversity to the board and is passionate about expanding representation throughout the Santa Fe community. Her mission is to get more local businesses in the community to support programs for our children. As the first woman franchise automotive dealer in Santa Fe, she understands the challenges in overcoming industry norms and views them as opportunities to stand out and blaze a trail. In her free time, Yvette loves to golf, read, and spend time with her family.

Leah Swanson

Leah Swanson is a Strategic Relationship Manager with Thornburg Investment Management and has 23 years experience in marketing and sales roles within the financial services industry. She brings a strategic perspective to the Sky Center board and is passionate about elevating Sky’s  important work and impact to Santa Fe families within the broader community.   In her free time, Leah enjoys hiking, running and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Peter Lovato

Native to Santa Fe, Peter Lovato is a dedicated hospitality and event professional.  Working with Hilton Hotels Corporation, he directs a team of sales and event professionals at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino.  As a board member he offers industry support and perspective.  His longtime commitment to community service creates pathways for local youth through new opportunities and mentorship, he serves on a number of education and industry organizations.  Peter has a passion for New Mexican history, architecture, folklore, and cuisine.

Brooke Gilder

Brooke Gilder is a freelance grant writer and fundraising and communications consultant, serving as principal of Greater Good Grant Consulting LLC.  She brings her passion for fostering equity and community-building to her role on The Sky Center’s  board.  In her free time, Brooke loves to hike, read and spend time with her husband, two kids and dog.

Becky Anderson

Becky Anderson is the Director of Advancement at New Mexico Appleseed, a poverty advocacy lab that advocates for effective solutions to poverty through policy, legislative, and market-based reform. She also manages fundraising and communications for May Center for Learning, a Santa Fe-based nonprofit that serves exceptional students with learning differences such as dyslexia, ADHD, and language processing disorder. As a native New Mexican and mother, she wholeheartedly agrees with Sky Center’s belief that New Mexico’s youth flourish when supported by strong networks of care. Becky and her husband are proud to be raising two strong, feisty, and compassionate daughters—and in their free-time, the Anderson crew can be found enjoying sunny days with friends at their farm in Cundiyo.

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