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TTN Santa Fe Steering Committee​

Jean Palmer, Founder, Interim Chapter Coordinator
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.

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. 

Susan Hunter, Communications                                                                                                   
Susan relocated to Corrales NM from the Philadelphia area 5 years ago. For 20 years Susan has been helping build businesses through the strategic use of the web. Well beyond the task of just launching a website, she also helped design and implement online marketing plans and utilize the appropriate web tools and applications to bring new business growth. When she is not working, Susan feeds her soul with hiking, gardening, music and the arts. 

Dotti Graviet, Community Outreach                                                                                                   
Dotti has lived in Santa Fe since 1978. She joined the TTN community in 2019. Community has always been an important part of her life. She has enjoyed serving several non-profits through the years with an eye on the needs of kids. She is a mom, grandmother of five and loves to garden.  She began her career in financial services in 1989 and as a Financial Advisor, Dotti is passionate about empowering women with tools to take charge of their finances. 

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

 ​Ellen Wetzel, Treasurer

Carrie Elliman, Virtual Events                                                          Carrie has called the City Different home since early 2020. She has spent her twenty year career leading non-profits in her native Colorado, New Mexico and New York City.  She began her consulting firm …for good nine years ago, specializing in capital fundraising campaigns, organizational leadership and community development. Passionate about empowering people and strengthening our communities, Carrie is thrilled to call Santa Fe home. Most days you can find her strolling on Canyon Road or hiking Picacho with her scruffy dog, Winston.


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.

Material from, 02:23:57 December 3, 2021.
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