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Chair of the Board

Eleanor Bravo

Environmental advocate and social justice activist, Eleanor was the Southwest Director for Food & Water Watch for 10 years. Eleanor co directed the number one field office in the country for the Campaign for Change which elected Barack Obama to the Presidency in 2008. A certified mediator/facilitator for district court, she is named one of the 100 most influential Filipina Women in the world 2019.


Susan Tarman

Art, wine, and furniture appraiser for estates. Susan was the Executive Director of Amnesty International – Santa Fe chapter for ten years.

Member of the Board

John Boyd

An attorney since 1973, he has been in full-time practice, specializing in civil rights. His principal emphasis has been on First Amendment law and Employment Law. He has been listed as “Best Lawyers in America” for the past 12 years.

Member of the Board

Louie Hena

Former Tribal Council Member the Pueblo of Tesuque, Cofounder of Traditional Native American Farmers Association.

Member of the Board

Miguel Acosta

Miguel Acosta is the Co-Director of Earth Care, a multi-generational community leadership organization in Santa Fe, where his current focus is propelling Santa Fe Mutual Aid – a collective of organizations that have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Miguel brings more than 45 years of experience in advocating for educational opportunities and sustainable community development for underserved populations. He has been the Director of El Colegio Sin Fronteras, a Principal Associate at the Center for Relational Learning, a Community Health Promoter with NM DOH, a program developer at UNM, and has served on the Board of Education of Albuquerque Public Schools.

Member of the Board

Anni Hanna

Anni is the Executive Director of NM Climate Justice, a tireless organizer raising awareness on issues of local climate justice as well as pushing for national legislation. She works in coalition with Bipoc and Frontline community groups to uplift their voices in the movement towards a just transition and local, community based climate solutions.

Member of the Board

Marla Painter

Born and raised in California, Marla now resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her education focused on interdisciplinary environmental studies and graduate work in education. Her work currently focuses on securing justice for underserved communities that live with inequitable environmental impacts from industry and energy development in New Mexico. She lived in Northern Nevada for 24 years serving as the Environmental Education Director and later as Executive Director at Foresta Institute for Ocean and Mountain Studies. Founded in 1960, Foresta was an international research, education, and advocacy Center. She worked throughout the Intermountain West as a community organizer with Citizen Alert, Western Solidarity, and Rural Alliance for Military Accountability. She was a field organizer for the Rural Coalition, based in Washington, DC. She has also worked in progressive philanthropy, consulting with individual donors and foundations. Most recently, she consulted with small, nonprofit organizations on organizational development. Marla has also worked as a staff, volunteer, and fundraiser for political candidates committed to the environment and human rights.

Executive Director

Mariel Nanasi

Attorney and Executive Director of New Energy Economy.

Advisory Board Member

John Fogarty

Physician trained in family medicine and public health. He served on the national Board of Directors for Physicians for Social Responsibility with a focus on climate and energy and Native health.

Advisory Board Member

Kevin Skelly

President of KM Skelly, Inc., a Santa Fe based sustainable architecture firm that is NAHB Research Center Green Certified.

Advisory Board Member

Mike Pertschuk

The former President of Common Cause, Mike has written more than 20 guides and 5 books on effective (and ineffective) strategies for citizen advocacy, especially public health advocacy. Formerly named by President Carter as Chair of the Federal Trade Commission.

Advisory Board Member

Subhankar Banerjee

photographer, writer, educator, and activist focused on Arctic conservation, indigenous human rights, resource development, and climate change. He founded the blog

Advisory Board Member

Susan Meredith

Patron of the Arts, active community member and philanthropist.

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