TTN Santa Fe Steering Committee
Jean Palmer, Interim Coordinator and 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.
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!
Lisa McGee, Membership:
Lisa has navigated many career transitions from being a teacher of the blind, a pastor, a Nia fitness teacher and now a Whole Person Coach. Married and living in Santa Fe, she travels to see her three adult kids and five grandkids. She loves movies, playing card games, being outdoors, and learning something new.
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.
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.
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.
Please contact Jean Palmer 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.