TTN Santa Fe Steering Committee
Kelly Chisholm, Chapter Coordinator
Kelly grew up in New Mexico and has always been charmed by Santa Fe. She is a business owner, counselor and coach, and has spent most of her life supporting other women with self-improvement, mental and physical health. She is passionate about giving back to the Santa Fe community. Kelly is excited about being the new TTN chapter coordinator for Santa Fe, and is looking forward to growing the chapter membership, connecting women to each other, and supporting women through the major transitions in their lives. She lives in Santa Fe with her husband.
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, Gallery35 (both NYC), Art On Barcelona (Santa Fe)—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
Elena de Molina, Membership
Elena recently relocated to Santa Fe from Los Angeles where she lived for the last 22 years. She joined TTN in October 2019, right after moving to Santa Fe, as a way to get involved in the community and meet other women who are also going through some transition in their lives. As a new member of TTN she is looking forward to being a Co-Coordinator of Membership, getting to know all the members and helping increase TTNs membership base. Elena is a Financial Advisor and a Medicare consultant and is passionate about helping others solve their financial problems. She was raised in Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Shari Carroll, Membership
Shari is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she grew up to attend the University of Wisconsin, where she double-majored in Political Science and Journalism. Having spent most of her career in management consulting in Chicago, Shari has now relocated to Santa Fe with her dog Brody to enjoy better weather and spend her semi-retirement returning to her first loves, writing and editing. She is looking forward to new friends and new opportunities.
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.
Phyllis Keller, Treasurer
Phyllis is originally from Texas, but in 2014 began living part-time in Santa Fe. She has spent most of her career as a marketing manager for hospitals, an oil company and most recently an accounting and wealth management firm. She also taught business courses at a junior college. She is more full-time in Santa Fe due to COVID-19 and looks forward to meeting and working with everyone in TTN. She and her husband have four grown children, three which are triplets.
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 Kelly Chisholm 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.
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