Biographies of Board of Directors

Alvino Castillo (Member at Large) is a former government employee in the public/private sectors, as well as a former state legislator from Raton, New Mexico. Al is the immediate past President of Feeding Santa Fe, having stepped down after four years of leadership. One of our most dedicated volunteers, he can be seen on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at the warehouse helping to prepare food bags, directing traffic for vehicles as they come through the line to receive their supplementary groceries. Al continues as a member of the board to provide continuity and share his enthusiasm for the mission of Feeding Santa Fe.

Janet Day (Fund Development) came to New Mexico and Feeding Santa Fe following a distinctive academic and business career, notably as president of the Art Institute of Atlanta, which grew under her tenure to a greatly expanded student enrollment and with the addition of six branch campuses. She began her career at Robert Morris College (now Robert Morris University), Chicago, as a member of the faculty. She progressively advanced to the roles of director of student services, academic program director, vice president of academic affairs and student services, and senior vice president. She received her Managing Institutional Advancement Certificate from The University of Chicago, an MS in Management from National Louis University, and her BS in Education/Business from University of Utah. Her community activities included serving as a board member and president of the ALS Association of Georgia, and as board member and officer of the Illinois Latino Advisory Council on Higher Education. Janet is a regular Thursday morning volunteer, helping to keep order in the warehouse.

Blake Franklin (Member at Large) grew up in the Bay Area in Menlo Park, California, graduated from Dartmouth with a degree in English Literature, and earned his juris doctor from Harvard Law School. He taught on the law faculty at the University of Costa Rica as a visiting professor through the U.S. Peace Corps. Blake is an international arbiter, and for 25 years he was a partner in the New York office of the prestigious law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, providing legal services for the financing of infrastructure projects in the U.S. and in Latin America. For 20 years he has served on the board of Union Theological Seminary. He is currently on the board of the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, affiliated with the International Trade and Business Law program of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, assisting with best practices for training Latin American jurists in oral advocacy and working with the World Bank and USAID. Blake is fluent in Spanish.

Blake believes that the kind of work Feeding Santa Fe does is what really matters, with the important focus on a basic human need – feeding the hungry.

Al Hill (Member at Large) is the former owner of a construction company. He serves on the Feeding Santa Fe board and is an active volunteer in many areas.  He is responsible for operations, especially at the early morning activities on Wednesday mornings, where he oversees the volunteer crew and keeps things humming for the morning bag preparation. He also manages the purchase and delivery to the warehouse of the potatoes, an important food item in the grocery bags. Al keeps the records of our food bag distribution and helps with the reports needed for board planning purposes and as requested by various funding entities.

Ed Maglisceau (Member at Large) enjoyed a career in sales and marketing for a major Fortune 500. He is the immediate past Vice President of Feeding Santa Fe, and currently assists with the writing of grants as well as other aspects of fundraising. Ed is a member of the Business Administration Department at Santa Fe Community College where he teaches entrepreneurship. He is also a board member of the Community Farm in Santa Fe, serving as treasurer. Ed is the link to our connection with the Community Farm, which is a significant contributor to Feeding Santa Fe with a variety of fresh, top quality vegetables and fruit during the growing season. Ed was instrumental in efforts to establish our endowment with the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

Audrey Martinez-Coburn (Member at Large) is a Native American (Santa Clara Pueblo and Navajo), was born in Santa Fe, grew up in the Santa Clara Pueblo and speaks Tewa. She completed a 33-year career at Los Alamos National Laboratory, working with or around nuclear materials in various capacities, finally as a Project Leader for uranium material deinventory of nuclear materials. Audrey and her husband, Mike Coburn, are regular volunteers for Feeding Santa Fe. Her education includes multiple courses at University of New Mexico, College of Santa Fe, and Santa Fe Community College. Audrey holds an Associate Degree as a paralegal and currently serves on an Advisory Committee for the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (Albuquerque), which is conducting a study on American Indian elder care. Audrey is an ESL (English as a second language) tutor through Santa Fe Community College.

Audrey authored a piece which, in part, demonstrates her passion for helping to alleviate hunger. She stated that food is a basic human need/necessity for existence: “Anyone that says ‘I am hungry’ should not have to feel the need to justify or quantify the degree of hunger or convince anyone or an organization that he/she has that need. Neither my name nor where I live is needed for food.” She believes Feeding Santa Fe imparts this feeling, and that is why she is committed to our work.

Roberta Montoya (Member at Large) was born and raised in Santa Fe, speaking both English and Spanish, a plus when she began volunteering for Feeding Santa Fe. She attended local schools and worked for a distributing company as office manager. She lived in St. Paul, MN, working as a credit union manager for a Fortune 500 company and, while there, enlisted in the Army Reserves. After returning to Santa Fe, she was a claims assistant for an insurance company. Her volunteer experience includes work at the Santa Fe Public Library and for Habitat for Humanity, with the recent participation with other Feeding Santa Fe volunteers at the house build for a family with three children served by Feeding Santa Fe. Roberta has volunteered at the Interfaith Community Shelter, serving meals to homeless individuals and families. For Feeding Santa Fe, she steps up for problem-solving when needs arise and, in addition to Thursday morning distribution, she volunteers for the Tuesday afternoon bag prep for the Head Start Home Visiting Program, at-risk seniors, and the Teen Mom Program at Capital High.

Priscilla Munro, Ph.D., (Treasurer/Communications) has 35 years of work history in public and community health at administrative and executive levels, including clinic management, non-profit outpatient medical and social services programs, and VNA homecare. Her specific non-profit skills include: fundraising, budgeting, human resource management, grant and regulatory compliance, community relations, and board development. Priscilla has extensive experience working with diverse age groups and with cultural and ethnic populations in Alaska, California, and Connecticut. She received her MS from University of Utah in Health Education and Health Administration, and earned her Ph.D. at Virginia Commonwealth University (Medical College of Virginia) in Health Sciences – Gerontology. Having initially came on board to coordinate the Feeding Santa Fe “Food for Food” raffle, Priscilla taking over as Treasurer of Feeding Santa Fe. We look forward to her efforts to establish a data base to improve our communication efforts. Her previous and current volunteerism includes work at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, New England Science and Sailing, Santa Fe Animal Shelter, Santa Fe Neighbors/Vecino, and Las Campanas Home Owners Association Aging in Place Committee.

Susan Odiseos (President) was previously employed with a preeminent market research firm, where she held management positions for energy companies. She is also the former executive director of a non-profit in NYC that assisted individuals with disabilities seeking sustainable employment. Earlier volunteer activities include participation with the American Red Cross, and establishing a ministry for homeless individuals in the East. She was a charter member and founding chairman of the Interfaith Community Shelter in Santa Fe.

As president, Susan’s vision is to increase awareness of FSF and to build on the strengths of current board members with the establishment of committees comprised of individuals within the Santa Fe community who can help us ensure sustainability in a variety of areas. They include new directions in fundraising and improved nutritional value of the food we distribute, especially through increased fresh vegetables and fruit.

Carol Burrell Powers (Secretary) was born in Houston, Texas, and grew up in Venezuela. She is a graduate of University of Colorado. Carol has lived in Texas, Mississippi, California, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Washington D.C., Santa Fe and New Orleans. She lived in Santa Fe from 1978 to 1985, the New Orleans French Quarter for 15 years after that, and returned to Santa Fe in 2004. Over the years she worked in various office jobs – secretary, office manager, legal secretary, and legal assistant. She served on the Vestry of St. Bede’s Episcopal Church and volunteered in what she terms various organizations. She very much enjoys helping at Feeding Santa Fe on Tuesday afternoons, filling the food bags for the Head Start Home Visiting Program, at-risk seniors, and the Teen Mom Program at Capital High. She is “trying to somehow make others’ lives a little easier”.

Michael Robison (Vice President) joined the Feeding Santa Fe board after putting in countless hours as a volunteer on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Michael has taken on responsibilities for much of the bulk purchases of the food included in the grocery bags we distribute and is contributing to efforts to raise the money needed for Feeding Santa Fe to remain sustainable. He is a college advisor helping students and parents across the nation with the college-bound process, including those seeking guidance for student financing. We welcome him aboard for the experience, dedication, enthusiasm, and humor he brings to the table at the early morning gathering preparations for our mission to feed the hungry in Santa Fe.

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