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Board of Directors



Julie McIntosh – President

Peggy Hamilton – Vice President

Don Barker –  Treasurer

Teresa Robles – Secretary

Jaima Chevalier – Special Assistant to President


Cheryl Barker is a third generation Texan married to a second generation Texan. She has two daughters, Jennifer and Kelly and two grandchildren, Dean and Rose. Cheryl and her husband spend their time in Texas and Utah visiting family. Cheryl is a retired elementary school teacher and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Kindergarten Endorsement from the University of Texas.  

As a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Cheryl has served on various committees and has held several Officer's positions. She enjoys traveling, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.

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Constance Beck is a recovering commercial banker with decades of experience at multiple financial institutions. She has been a property owner in Santa Fe since 2005 and lived full time in the City Different for the last seven years.

Her interests outside of supporting the Mansion Foundation include hiking, garden, jewelry and glass design, and exploring the rich diversity of New Mexico's culture and natural environment.

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Doug Beck and his wife Constance (see above) are transplants from the East Coast who have lived in Santa Fe part-time, then full-time, over the past sixteen years.

As a former economic consultant who worked with clients throughout the world, Doug loves studying history, collecting wine, and travel. He serves as head docent for the Mansion tours and enjoys adding to our visitors' understanding of New Mexico's diverse cultural history and artistic achievements.

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Sidney S. Bryan is active in political, museum and arts circles in Truth or Consequences, NM. He is the owner/broker of Sea Properties, Ltd. where his renowned talents and expertise in fundraising, historic preservation, and interior design are put to great use.


Susan E. Buhler and her husband, Andy, live on a small pistachio farm in Sierra County.  They fondly call their home Blue Sky Ranch.  They share their farm with three horses, two dogs, Mollie and Shilo, and Zip the cat. 

Owning and operating 303 Gallery in historic downtown Truth or Consequences has been great fun for Susan. Susan and her husband are proud to call New Mexico their home! 


Before she retired to Santa Fe in 2006, Ann Caldwell was a drama and English teacher in Denton and Dallas, TX and an educational consultant and sales rep for Harcourt Brace. She is a proud alumna of Texas Tech (BA)and the University of North TX (MA).

Retirement has provided Ann with time to volunteer as a docent at the O’Keeffe Museum, the Church of the Holy Faith, and the Santa Fe Opera, as well as the Dallas Holocaust Museum.

She is an active board member of Santa Fe Pro Musica. She enjoys traveling, writing, and participating in the women’s group of her Santa Fe neighborhood, Estancia Primera. She looks forward to promoting the Governor’s Mansion Foundation and to serving on its board.

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Jaima Chevalier is a native Santa Fean author and filmmaker active in various art circles in The City Different. She is a past president of the NMGMF, and currently serves as Publicity Chair. She directed and produced the short film about the mansion.

Her son is a researcher at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD and her daughter is a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School.

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Janet DeLisa NMGMF Board of Directors since 2013 - Secretary for 4 years
Committees - Membership / Nominating, Chairman; Inventory, Chairman; Design;
Washington State University - BS, Bacteriology and Public Health;
Swedish Hospital Medical Center, Seattle, WA - MT, ASCP;
Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation, West Orange, NJ - Auxiliary Board; University of Medicine & Dentistry - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ - Auxiliary Board
Overlook Hospital Medical Center, Summit, NJ - Auxiliary Board
Moved to Santa Fe, NM from Chatham, NJ in 2012. Having owned two lake cabins in the mountains of Pennsylvania and Washington State, Janet and her husband are outdoor enthusiasts who love swimming, hiking and expedition travels.

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Jayne Easterling is a fifth generation Texan married to a New Mexican rancher from Catron County. They have a son, Cole, and the family divides their time between the ranch and homes in Santa Fe and Texas. Jayne holds an interior design degree and legal assistant certificate. She is a history and architecture enthusiast and is also an avid amateur genealogist.

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Peggy Hamilton is a native New Mexican who has lived in Roswell, Albuquerque, Taos, and now, Santa Fe. She has returned to volunteering after her retirement and serves on the Philanthropy and Inventory committees of the New Mexico Governor's Mansion Foundation. She and her husband, John, have two daughters.

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Suzanne Hanratty is a forty-year resident of New Mexico and resides in Roswell. She is a retired elementary school teacher and received her BA and Master's degrees from Michigan State University. Suzanne enjoys her French Bulldogs, designing her own jewelry line and playing the piano. NMGMF has provided a wonderful opportunity for Suzanne to support and promote the People's House of New Mexico which in turn benefits all New Mexicans. Suzanne currently serves on the Events and Bylaws Committees.

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Carol Henry is a native New Mexican born and raised in Clovis. She attended Texas Tech University and received a Bachelor of Science degree. For the past 45 years, she and her husband have been involved in the hospitality industry in NM. Even though she is now retired, Carol still gives her volunteer time to the many boards and foundations that she is involved in.

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Julie W. McIntosh is a 4th generation New Mexican who was raised in Tucumcari. She is a graduate of NMSU and a member of Chi Omega. Julie and her husband Stuart raised two daughters in Albuquerque and have five grandchildren. Julie retired from her position as office manager for McIntosh & Dutton Construction.

As a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, she served as NM State Chapter President in 1997, and currently serves as registered parliamentarian. Julie is the NMGMF Secretary and serves on the Governance and the Ornament Committees. She enjoys traveling, entertaining, and spending time with her family and friends.

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In 1996, Sherry Parsons founded Management IQ (MIQ) which provides engineering services to state and national clienteles. Sherry began her career as human factors engineer and astronaut trainer for the Hubble Space Telescope at the Johnson Space Center. MIQ guided two organizations in NM which received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, conferred by POTUS, and worked with numerous NM cabinet level departments. 

She is committed to improving the quality of life in NM and serves on boards of educational and arts organizations. She served as NMGMF President, trustee for the UNM Foundation and instructor at UNM, Anderson School of Business. Sherry enjoys sharing the historical art and furnishings of the mansion through tours, films and events. 

Sherry and her husband Robert reside in Taos, where Robert owns Parsons Fine Art Galleries. Together with their Australian heeler Millie, they enjoy their grandson and the outdoors of New Mexico and the world.

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Teresa Dorn Robles was born and spent her early years in Hyde Park, New York, a small town 75 miles north of New York City. When she was eight years old, her family moved to Albuquerque. She attended UNM and T-VI and became a Licensed Practical Nurse and earned a degree in Legal Assistant Studies.

While working as a paralegal in a law office, she met her husband, Albuquerque attorney Luis Robles. Together they have two sons, Zachary and William. Zachary is pursuing his PharmD at UNM's College of Pharmacy. William is a junior at Albuquerque High where he is a member of the AHS Mighty Bulldog Band and the swim team.

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Sandra Shell, Sandi, is a CPA and a partner at Carr, Riggs & Ingram in Santa Fe, NM. Sandi has been in public accounting for over 40 years and in 2007 received the New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants' Outstanding Member in Public Practice Award.

Sandi travels extensively whenever possible and that is how she found her way to New Mexico. She was drawn to NM, where she has lived since 1996, for its beauty, culture and people and is very happy to be serving as a board member to the Foundation that supports the "peoples' house."


Melanie Peters Thorne was born and raised in Colorado and attended the University of Colorado. I have lived in Santa Fe since the early 70’s I have owned and run Melanie Peters and Associates, for over 47 years.  I am married to Edwin Thorne and we have 4 children between us. I have a passion for gardening, especially raising dahlias. I collect interesting cars, enjoy tennis, swimming, hiking with our two Bernese Mountain dogs and love our rich New Mexico heritage.

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