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.

Board of Directors

Chair: Edward Walpin Vice Chair: Yvette Roybal Treasurer: Craig Blessing , Karen Aubrey, Leah Swanson, Cameron Miranda, Brooke Gilder, Katie Dry, Miquela Korte, Carol Gerard

Ned Walpin

Ned Walpin (Board Chair)  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.

Cameron Miranda

Cameron Miranda 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.


Karen Aubrey

Karen Aubrey 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 (Vice Chair) 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.

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.

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