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Southwestern College Santa Fe, NM

Board of Trustees

 


Stephen Wall, JD
Stephen Wall, JD
Board Chair

Stephen Wall is an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation. Stephen was born in Roswell, New Mexico and was raised on and near the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation in southern New Mexico. After graduating…
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Robert
Robert "Bob" Bidal, MBA
Board Vice Chair

Bob Bidal is the Chief Credit Officer and an Executive Vice President for Century Bank in Santa Fe. He has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. in Financial…
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Tina Ludutsky-Taylor, PhD
Tina Ludutsky-Taylor, PhD
Board Member

Dr. Tina Ludutsky-Taylor recently retired from a forty-year career in higher education. Her last position was Director of Santa Fe Community College’s Higher Education Center (HEC). The HEC is a partnership of colleges and universities…
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Ann Filemyr, PhD
Ann Filemyr, PhD
President of SWC, Ex Officio Member

Ann Filemyr, Ph.D. is the fourth President of Southwestern College following four and a half years of service as the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean. She also serves as the Director of the…
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Kathryn Harris Tijerina, JD
Kathryn Harris Tijerina, JD
Board Member

Kathryn is an enrolled citizen of the Comanche Nation. She was born and raised in Comanche country in southwestern Oklahoma. She earned her B.A. from Harvard and graduated Magna cum Laude. She earned her Juris…
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Katherine Ninos, MA, LPCC
Katherine Ninos, MA, LPCC
Executive Vice President of SWC and Board Secretary

Katherine is Executive Vice President and Director of The New Earth Institute at Southwestern College. She received her B.A. in Psychology at Alfred University, New York, and her M.A. in Transformational Counseling and Education at…
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Robert D. Waterman, EdD, LPCC
Robert D. Waterman, EdD, LPCC
Board Member & President Emeritus of Southwestern College

Dr. Robert Waterman has been a spiritual teacher for over 45 years, teaching classes in the United States, Canada, France, Germany and Switzerland. He is a licensed mental health counselor in New Mexico, a minister…
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Carlos Gonzales, PhD
Carlos Gonzales, PhD
Board Member

Carlos is a licensed psychologist with thirty years of experience in psychotherapy, assessment, research, supervision, teaching, grant writing, and corporate management. He received his undergraduate (psychology and religion) and graduate (clinical psychology) training at…
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Nena Martinez Anaya, MA
Nena Martinez Anaya, MA
Board Member

Nena Martinez Anaya, MA, is the Chief Admissions & Student Success Officer at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She has 22 years of higher education experience and is currently the Primary Designated School Official…
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Scott Thomas, PhD, LCSW, LADAC, CDVC3
Scott Thomas, PhD, LCSW, LADAC, CDVC3
Board Member

PhD, New Mexico Theological Seminary, 2000. MSW, Highlands University, 1998. BSW, Highlands University, 1997. Substance Abuse Certificate University of New Mexico, 1990. Scott Thomas has been in practice in Santa Fe for over 25 years.…
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Miguel Angel Acosta
Miguel Angel Acosta
Board Member

Miguel Angel Acosta was born in Chicago but made in Mexico. He is Currently Co-Director of Earth Care, a multi-generational community leadership and learning organization in Santa Fe. He has been the Director of El…
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Allison Frank, MBA
Allison Frank, MBA
CFO Southwestern College, Board Treasurer

Allison Frank has been the Chief Financial Officer of Southwestern College since 2016. She received her Master of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of…
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Katie Brammer, PhD, LPC
Katie Brammer, PhD, LPC
Faculty Board Member

Katie Brammer PhD, LPC (She, Her, Hers) is a Counselor Educator with a background as both a Mental Health Clinician and School Counselor. Viewing her teaching, scholarship, counseling, and supervisory practices as holistic and collaborative,…
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Mattsué Cahué-Lopez, BS, NBC-HWC
Mattsué Cahué-Lopez, BS, NBC-HWC
Student Board Member

Mattsué Cahué-Lopez, B.S., NBC-HWC, was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico and raised in Arizona. She moved to Santa Fe, NM to begin her academic journey at Southwestern College (SWC) in pursuit of a Master’s in Art…
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Janelle Bohannon, MA
Janelle Bohannon, MA
Board Member

Janelle L. Bohannon graduated from Southwestern College with a Master’s degree in Counseling in 2019. She currently serves as the Outreach Services Program Manager/therapist at The Life Link and is a contract therapist at New…
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Elijah Chong, MA
Elijah Chong, MA
Board Member

Elijah Chong is a graduate alumni of Southwestern College with a Masters in Art Therapy/Counseling and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. Elijah is currently on staff at The Life Link in…
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Paul Macks, MA
Paul Macks, MA
Board Member

Paul Macks is a retired not-for-profit administrator. Paul has a BS in Communications from Temple University, a MA in Communications from Ohio University and a Post Master Certificate in Healthcare Administration from Saint Joseph’s University.…
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Jess Clark
Jess Clark
Board Member

Jess Clark is the Director of Sexual Violence Prevention for the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, a consultant for Catharsis Productions, a transgender education consultant, and the host of Both/And: A Sexual Violence…
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Krishna Madappa
Krishna Madappa
Trustee Emeritus

Krishna Madappa is a Holistic Consultant, educator, clinician, researcher, storyteller, shaman and Ayurvedic specialist residing in Taos, New Mexico. Born and raised in the Andaman Islands of India and educated both in India and USA…
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