TTN Santa Fe Steering Committee
Ellen Wetzel, Chapter Coordinator:
Ellen moved to Santa Fe from Iowa City, Iowa, in October 2017. Since retiring from the corporate world, she has worked as a life coach and energy healing practitioner. Ellen was very happy to find a TTN chapter in Santa Fe and joined in 2018. She is passionate about the important role women play in healing the world and about the role TTN can play in helping women to discover their own gifts, strengths and purpose, and to live more joyful and meaningful lives.
Virginia Asman, Communications:
Virginia moved to Santa Fe from NYC in August 2014. After taking an early retirement from elementary school teaching at the Jersey Shore, she began her second career as a freelance graphic and fine artist. She is the organizer for two non-profit art galleries in Santa Fe and NYC, enjoys folkdancing, and plays the flute in the Santa Fe Concert Band. Virginia volunteers her creative talents in the service of many organizations, including Theater for the New City and Gallery35 (both NYC)—and of course TTN.
Sue Benedict, Events:
Sue is a retired RN from Salem, MA. In October 2016, Sue moved to SF where she has family connections and a son in Cerrillos. Sue has found TTN to provide a great introduction to the community. She is hoping to find paid employment in the near future but is currently enjoying volunteering at Pete's Place, New Energy Economy, Money Out of Politics New Mexico and the healthcare for all in New Mexico!
Jolene Petrowski, Membership:
Jolene and her husband moved to Santa Fe, NM in the spring of 2016. She has been a TTN member since 2019. Jolene enjoys reading, gardening, taking long walks and running her two businesses. She also enjoys giving back to her community whenever possible.
Lovett Bayne, Programs:
In 2017 Lovett retired from the Dallas based restaurant company she co-founded with her husband twenty years ago. With this newly found freedom she is spending more time at their home in Glorieta and pursuing passions such as hiking, gardening, pottery and cooking. Lovett is a firm believer that there is much power when women gather and TTN has provided an opportunity to connect with inspiring and supportive women who contribute to their community and to the greater good.
Terese Kitts, Programs:
Terese moved to Santa Fe from The Dallas/Ft Worth area, end of September 2018 after retiring from teaching Art. In Two weeks she attended the WIT workshop and joined a peer group. She is extremely grateful to TTN. It has provided a platform to help her discover herself and the community she lives in. She enjoys volunteering with the peer groups for TTN, and the NM Eckankar Satsang Society. She works at the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, SFPS, and Clay Time in Eldorado.
Betty Bartos, Peer Groups:
Betty has been in the southwest for 11 years after living most of her life on the east coast and midwest. She was one of the members of the original steering committee when Jean founded TTN in Santa Fe. After some time away, she is now involved in the peer groups. Nursing has been her career for 50 years and she presently works in home care and hospice. An avid lover of the outdoors, she enjoys hiking and walking, and somehow has become an accidental dog walker.
Jean Palmer, Founder:
Jean moved to Santa Fe in the fall of 2010 from Alexandria, Virginia where she was active in the Metro DC TTN chapter. She founded the Santa Fe TTN chapter in June 2011 and it became part of the National organization in April 2012. Jean has been a coordinator of the Santa Fe chapter and is on the National TTN Board.
Please contact Ellen Wetzel or speak to one of the Steering Committee members for more information about leadership roles in Santa Fe TTN. We are always eager to bring in new women with leadership experience and/or the desire to develop those skills.