Vincent Baca Cancer Foundation

VINCENT BACA - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Vince has over twenty-five years’ of highly successful leadership experience with a number of large, multifaceted not-for-profit organizations and government entities in Washington, D.C., Massachusetts and in New Mexico.

In New Mexico, Vince served as the first Executive Director of the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation helping to establish the Foundation as one of the most influential, impactful and financially successful not-for-profit organizations in the Southwest.  In addition, he has provided senior level advancement consulting services for a number of not-for-profit organizations throughout the West in the areas of child and family services, animal adoption and medical services, animal sanctuaries, museums, educational institutions, and the arts.

Upon completion of his undergraduate work at The University of New Mexico, Vince worked as a U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff member on Capitol Hill. There he began what has become his lifelong passion of helping to provide services and assistance to those most in need in his native New Mexico.  During his time in Washington, Vince helped oversee constituent services for the 3rd Congressional District of New Mexico.

While completing his graduate work at Harvard University, Vince served as the initial developer of the first coordinated student services program for the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston.  Later, in Cambridge, he led the Alumni Clubs program for the Harvard University Alumni Association providing educational and social programming to over 160 alumni clubs worldwide.

Vince is a native New Mexican and is the proud father of three incredible kids and three enthusiastic grand-dogs.  In his spare time, he enjoys working out, traveling, cooking and reading – as well as exploring new places and meeting new people.

BOB ANSHELES - DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Bob Ansheles is an accomplished business, development and award-winning marketing executive. Prior to arriving at the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico in 2015, he had 20 years of experience in the core of the Madison, WI, business community and nonprofit organizations. As CFFNM Development Director, Bob uses his skills in revenue generation, relationship building, event planning, volunteer recruitment, and strategic marketing to increase the funding and visibility of the CFFNM Mission to help save lives.

Bob was raised in the Washington, D.C. area and has lived in Portland, ME, and Burlington, VT, as well as Madison. He enjoys being in ballparks, especially Fenway, running road races and time with his family.

Christina Lord - MARKETING AND EVENTS MANAGER

Before joining the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico in 2015, Christina worked in the healthcare industry launching online a digital compliance product for patient privacy and security. After earning her MBA and BA in Arts & Entertainment Management, Christina started her marketing consulting firm working with clientele ranging from an internationally known author & advisor to Fortune 500 companies, and a New York firm negotiating software contracts with Microsoft for the Fortune 100.

With over 20+ years of marketing experience, Christina worked in the international luxury real estate market where she was fortunate enough to provide marketing strategies for some of the world’s most distinctive luxury real estate resort properties. She has traveled extensively internationally and spent time living in London, working in the press office of the Royal Opera House.

Christina has also provided event management services across the U.S. and traveled back and forth to India for years volunteering for an international NGO with Special Consultative Status to the United Nations. Christina loves learning new things and has spent many years studying eastern philosophies, learning Sanskrit, and meditation.

CAROLINE OWEN - PATIENT SERVICES AND VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Caroline graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Ohio State University, earning  Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in psychology. After a first career as a psychologist, she changed fields when her family moved to New Zealand. She earned a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Canterbury and worked as a medical social worker at  several hospitals in Christchurch.

When her family relocated to Santa Fe, she began working at the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico. Since 2008, she has been part of the Foundation’s exciting growth and expansion of services. She loves the rewarding experience of supporting patients and helping them to access resources during their cancer journey. She continues to learn and gain inspiration from interacting with patients and families at the Regional Cancer Center. She also coordinates the Foundation’s cadre of volunteers who do important work in the chemotherapy suite, supporting patients and their care givers, as well as helping the nursing staff.

In her spare time, she is an avid reader, gardener, knitter, and animal lover.

Camille Sammeth

CAMILLE SAMMETH - DEVELOPMENT AND EVENTS ASSISTANT

Camille is a recent graduate of Harvard College, where she studied English and Chemistry and completed a thesis about immigrant literature. In college, she sang with Harvard University Choir and led an inclusive theatre organization that offered people of all experience levels the opportunity to take part in a musical, as well as other community arts events. After graduating, she worked with various Los Angeles non-profits to complete grant applications and grow social media engagement.

As a graduate of Santa Fe High, Camille is excited to contribute to the community she grew up in by helping those afflicted by cancer. Camille is also the Online Editor for The Festival Review, and enjoys reading, teaching yoga, running, and large mugs of black tea.

BARBARA URIOSTE-LOPEZ - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Barbara joined the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico in 2016. She is a life-long resident of Santa Fe and has decades of experience working as an Administrative Assistant with various non-profits. In her current role, Barbara manages event registrations as well as patient statistics and bookkeeping data entry.

Barbara has an extensive background working with both elected officials and the public sector.  She helped facilitate and manage event coordination for large conferences and public programs.  She staffed and oversaw the needs of the Boards of Directors as well as conducting data entry for bookkeeping and registration for several organizations.

She loves spending time with her family and also enjoys cooking, reading and hiking the beautiful outdoors.

BUNNY TERRY - BOARD CHAIR

Bunny Terry is a native New Mexican who spends her working hours as an associate broker at Keller Williams Santa Fe. She is also a sought-after motivational speaker and business coach, primarily working with clients within the real estate community.

A colon cancer survivor, Bunny Terry is the author of the recently published book Life-Saving Gratitude: How Gratitude Helped Me Kick Stage IV Cancer’s Ass (Canadian River Press). She is currently at work on her second book, Where I Come From, a collection of essays about her family roots in a small town on the eastern plains of New Mexico, as well as a companion planner 365 Days of Lifesaving Gratitude. She hosts the podcast “Lifesaving Gratitude,” streaming on Spotify and Apple podcasts and is a popular blogger at the “I Love New Mexico Blog.”

Bunny is an alumna of the University of New Mexico, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2000. She raised her two children in Albuquerque; her daughter is a Licensed Social Worker and her son is an Aerospace Engineer.

Bunny is married to Toby Anderson, a lifetime Santa Fe resident. She’s lived in Santa Fe for eight years. In addition to her work with the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico, she is an advocate with Fight Colorectal Cancer, a national organization dedicated to fundraising and awareness.

RICK J. BAILEY JR., PhD - VICE CHAIR

Dr. Richard (Rick) Bailey is the President of Northern New Mexico College in Española and El Rito. He and his wife Diana moved to New Mexico in 2016, after he completed a 24-year career in the United States Air Force.

Rick received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Sciences from the U.S. Air Force Academy, his Master’s in International Affairs from Washington University, and a Doctorate in Government from Georgetown University. After completing his PhD in 2006, Dr. Bailey served tours at the U.S. State Department, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, The International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, and the Air Force’s Air University. He retired from the Air Force as a command pilot with over 3,500 flying hours.

During Rick’s tenure at Northern New Mexico College, the institution crafted a Strategic Direction document, revised its faculty handbook for the first time in a decade, completed successful renegotiations of collective bargaining agreements with faculty and staff for the first time since 2008, increased enrollment to its highest totals since 2014, and more than doubled its student graduation rate. The dual-campus institution boasts the most affordable tuition and fees of any four-year college in the southwest United States, the third lowest average student debt upon graduation of any four-year college in the country, and the top performing High School Equivalency program in the nation for two out of the last three years. Northern was also recently highlighted by the US Department of Education for cutting its student loan default rate by more than 50% in the last three years.

Northern New Mexico College is the proud recipient of the Organization of the Year award from the Greater Española Valley Chamber of Commerce, the New Mexico STEMY Award winner as the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Higher Education Institution of the Year, and the Adobe Award from Quality New Mexico, which recognizes organizations that have made significant progress in strategic planning and direction.

LARRI SHORT - SECRETARY, GOVERNANCE & NOMINATING CHAIR

Larri and her husband Steve Reilly moved to Santa Fe in 2014 from Washington, DC. Both are committed to spending the next phase of their careers as “professional volunteers.”  In addition to working with CFFNM, Larri serves on the Boards of two sister national organizations, the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) and the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF).  PAF offers case management and drug co-pay assistance to patients with a variety of chronic and life-threatening diseases. NPAF is primarily engaged in research related to effective outreach to disadvantaged and underserved communities.

Larri retired in 2015 from a successful legal practice as an equity partner with Arent Fox LLP, a national law firm with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Boston and Washington, DC, where she practiced health care law in Washington for 23 years. Larri represented pharmaceutical manufacturers, cancer care providers, and most of the national patient assistance foundations providing help with prescription drug co-payments and disease-specific case management service. Working with the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico has become a natural extension of that work and a tribute to her Dad, who died of cancer when Larri was in graduate school.

NANCY F. BERN - TREASURER

Nancy has over 40 years of domestic and international executive experience in the financial services, insurance, and technology industries.

As Global Client Executive at IBM, she was responsible for sales and account management for IBM’s largest international clients. She was Chairman and CEO of John Hancock Health Plan Management Services, a consulting firm that provided advice and counsel to Fortune 100 companies in choosing and managing health benefit plans for their employees.

As Senior Vice President for John Hancock Financial Services, she headed Hancock’s Group Insurance Division world-wide, managing research, product design, pricing, marketing, sales, financials, legal and compliance, technology systems, and customer service for business done with Hancock’s Fortune 100 customers.

Nancy’s other current board positions include Board Member and Treasurer of the School for Advanced Research (SAR), Santa Fe, NM, where she chairs the Finance Committee and serves on the Executive Committee; and Board Member and Executive Committee member of the International Folk Art Market, Santa Fe, NM.  She has formerly served as Board Member and Treasurer of the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM; Board Member, Trustee, and Head of Development for the Huntington Theatre, Boston, MA; Board Member and Overseer for the New England Conservatory, Boston, MA; Board member of the National Retiree Volunteer Coalition, Minneapolis, MN; and Board Member of the New Mexico Women for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM.

Nancy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University School of Management, and a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.

BILL BUCHSBAUM

Bill and his wife Jane were named Santa Fe Living Treasures in 2019 for their many years of dedicated service to nonprofit organizations throughout Santa Fe. It is that while not from Santa Fe, they are of Santa Fe. They are philanthropists who have given their expertise, enthusiasm, and countless hours of volunteer work to enhance the character and fiber of our city.

Bill formerly spent 30 years as an investment advisor, and is a published author of two books on the stock market. He is now an active volunteer for various 501(c)3 nonprofits throughout the community including the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Native Treasures, and the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts. He is currently the Board Chair for Mentoring Kids Works NM.

Bill enjoys taking Beau, his 10-pound Maltese therapy dog, to hospitals, clinics, and skilled nursing facilities.

SANDRA CLAYMORE - TAOS TASK FORCE CHAIR

Sandra moved to New Mexico in 1990, where she currently works in finance and mortgage banking. She also provided consulting services to the Santa Fe Indian Health Hospital and served on the Taos Holy Cross Hospital Board. She is a founding Board member of the Taos Art Museum.

Sandra initially became aware of Native American challenges through the tragic medical experience of her grandfather, a Lakota Native American rancher, and her family’s life on and off the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation and Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Her undergraduate studies at the University of North Dakota focused on Social Work and Indian Studies. She was later awarded a full scholarship from the Indian Health Service to attend Graduate School at UC Berkeley, where she studied public health, public policy, finance, and organizational development.

Following graduate school, she provided consulting services for a number of organizations focused on Native communities including the Alaskan Tanana Chiefs Council, the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and the North Dakota Medical School Rural Health Department.

ZELLA KAY COX

Zella Kay Cox most recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Director of the Administrative Services Division of the General Services Department of the State of New Mexico. She went into the Executive Branch of State Government after having served almost 14 years as the Program Manager for Municipal Court Automation for the New Mexico Supreme Court as part of the Administrative Office of the Court’s Judicial Information Division.

Ms. Cox came to New Mexico in 1996 from Chicago, where she had been the CFO for a multi-office national law firm. Her background is in finance, law, management, and computer technology. In a career spanning 25 years, she has managed corporate law departments as well as private law firms, developed computer applications for litigation support, served as a commercial lending officer for a large financial institution and been involved in a number of initiatives for staff development, process improvement, and quality management.

In addition to her professional endeavors, from the time she was in high school Ms. Cox has been committed to “giving back” to her community through volunteer activities. Her first volunteer assignment was as a Candy Striper at both a children’s as well as veterans’ hospital. From there she continued through to present day with a number of opportunities with not-for-profit organizations, ranging from recording books for the blind, to mentoring elementary school students in reading, to helping to construct houses for Habitat for Humanity, to preparing condition reports for collection items at the New Mexico Museum of International Folk art and preparing information for entry into the Museum’s database. She is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Santa Fe and the current Chair of the Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico Chapter of SCORE. In addition to serving on the Board of the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico, she also serves on the Boards of the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, and the New Mexico Wildlife Center.

CORINNE COLLINS

Corinne started her career as an oncology nurse. After completing her Master’s degree, she held executive leadership positions with a wide variety of healthcare organizations, both nationally and internationally. Prior to joining the Board of Director’s for the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico, she served for 13 years as the Foundation’s Executive Director.  During her tenure the organization achieved significant growth, both in terms of patient services provided and in fundraising revenue received.

Corinne received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s degree from the University of San Diego. She holds a Leadership Certificate for Nonprofit Chief Executives from BoardSource.

Corinne currently serves on the Community Advisory Board for the University of New Mexico’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. She and her husband, Dan, moved to Santa Fe in 2000. She is an animal lover, avid reader and hiker, and a fledgling scuba diver.

BUD HAMILTON - FORMER BOARD CHAIR

Chair of the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico Board of Directors, Bud has extensive domestic and international executive experience in sales, marketing, and general management with Procter & Gamble, where he worked for 37 years. Among his positions there were Director of Customer Business Development/Latin America; President Eurocos (wholly owned P & G subsidiary); Vice President Customer Business Development/ North America; Vice President Customer Marketing/North America; and Vice President Innovation-Research & Development/Global.

After graduating in economics from DePauw University as a Phi Beta Kappa, Bud received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. After retiring from P & G, he joined the board of Domino’s Pizza and serves on the following Santa Fe not-for-profit boards in addition to CFFNM: The Lensic, Museum of New Mexico Foundation, Growing Up New Mexico, Santa Fe Regional Airport, and Enterprise Bank & Trust. Bud and his wife, Valerie, moved to Santa Fe in 2003; in his spare time he loves to exercise and go fly fishing.

STEPHEN HOCHBERG

Stephen Hochberg, a Manhattan native, moved to Santa Fe in 2007 after retiring from a career in the Law. He received his Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School, where he was editor and officer of the Yale Law Journal. His extensive legal experience included clerking for a Federal Appeals Court Judge, serving as General Counsel for a large residential and commercial real estate concern in New York, teaching at New York Law School and Touro College School of Law, and working in private practice. His area of expertise was Real Estate and Property Law.

Following his move to Santa Fe, Stephen has been very active with local community and nonprofit organizations. In addition to serving on the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico Board of Directors and the Board of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, he has previously served on the Finance Committee for Temple Beth Shalom, as a Commissioner for the Planning Commission of the City of Santa Fe, and the Boards of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and CHRISTUS St. Vincent’s Hospital Foundation.

In addition to underwriting the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico’s “Write to Heal” Support Group, Stephen and his wife Jane have been the sole underwriters for the Hochberg Academy at Temple Beth Shalom, the Early Childhood Programs at both the New Mexico History Museum and Santa Fe Botanical Gardens, and the Summer Creative Writing Program of the New Mexico School of the Arts.

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A. DION SILVA

Born and raised in Taos, New Mexico, A. Dion Silva is currently Enterprise Bank’s President – Santa Fe Region (formerly Los Alamos National Bank). Now celebrating his 20th Anniversary with Enterprise Bank, he has used his knowledge to benefit the community as a member of the Santa Fe Mayor’s Advancing Affordable Housing and Livable Neighborhoods Advisory Group.

In addition to serving on the Finance Committee and the Taos Task Force for the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico, Dion is on the Board of Communities in Schools and serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors and a “Puppy Raiser” for Assistance Dogs of the West. His priorities are to assist with youth, education, health care and economic development as a volunteer at The Santa Fe Children’s Museum, The Food Depot, Gerard’s House, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), and Santa Fe Community Foundation Council NextGen.

A.Dion Silva holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from New Mexico State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He lives in Santa Fe with Gigi, a Labrador Retriever puppy who he is currently fostering for Assistance Dogs of the West.

SUZANNE M. TIMBLE

Suzanne lived in the suburbs of Chicago for all of her life before moving to Santa Fe. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, an M.Ed. from Loyola University in Chicago, and a Ph.D. and a J.D. from Northwestern University. She started her career in education, and after twelve years, transitioned to law; she practiced law as an estate planning attorney for more that 25 years. She had leadership roles in many professional organizations and served in development roles for multiple not for profits, including Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Rotary and other community organizations.

In Santa Fe, Suzanne has volunteered at her church as a greeter and helping with the homeless shelter; she is on the Board of the Desert Chorale and a member of the Community Affairs Committee for her HOA. Always a singer, she has enjoyed being part of a Clown Chorus which performs at assisted living facilities and retirement homes. She enjoys cooking, golf and tennis and her Santa Fe book groups, not to mention, walks with her dog Max.

DR. BRYAN GOSS - MD

Bryan Goss is a native New Mexican raised in Albuquerque. He completed medical school at Northwestern in Chicago and residency at UCLA. After completing residency he returned to practice in New Mexico in Albuquerque. He has treated patients within New Mexico in Albuquerque, Gallup, Silver City, and now Santa Fe.

In 2012 he joined the Radiation Oncology practice with CHRISTUS St. Vincent and now is the Director of Radiation Oncology.

DR. ALEXANDER LORUSSO - MD

Dr. Alexander LoRusso is the medical director of X-Ray Associates of Santa Fe. He practices in all areas of diagnostic radiology with special emphasis on Women’s Imaging and Thoracoabdominal Imaging.

He has authored publications and lectured on breast imaging and resident education. Dr. LoRusso is certified by the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the Radiology Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Society of Breast Imaging and the American Society of Breast Disease. He is also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

Dr. LoRusso has been a medical advisor for the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico since 2008.

DR. ANDREA TEAGUE - MD

Dr. Andrea Teague is a hematology-oncology specialist and President of New Mexico Cancer Care Associates. She earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College, graduating Cum Laude. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Albany Medical Center where she served as Chief Resident for one year. She was fellowship-trained in hematology and oncology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Teague is board certified in Medical Oncology and Hematology. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.

DR. ANNA MARIA VOLTURA - MD

Dr. Anna Voltura has been serving Northern New Mexico as a Surgeon for over 20 years.  She received her medical degree from The University of New Mexico School of Medicine Albuquerque, and received Faculty Award for Excellence.  She went on to receive her Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship from John Hopkins University. She is a dedicated Surgical Oncologist and Breast Cancer Specialist with a passion for educating her patients in breast care; as well as specializing in nipple-sparing mastectomy and improving cosmetic outcomes for breast care patients in an oncologically safe manner. Dr. Voltura has received many professional honors, and she is fluent in both English and Spanish.  She serves on many Community Boards including the advisory board for the Breast and Cervical (BCC) program and the Anita Salas Fund Board.  She also served as American Cancer Society Ambassador.

THE FRIENDS COUNCIL

The Friends Council of the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico is a group of dedicated and enthusiastic supporters of the mission of the Cancer Foundation: to help save lives by providing the needed support to enable every northern New Mexican with cancer to access treatment in Santa Fe.

This caring group of people will assist the Foundation in reaching out to the community, attend and support events, and help build awareness of the organization and its mission.

We are very grateful to members of The Friends Council.

  • Christina Alfieri
  • Bonnie Binkert
  • Steven Chance & Natalie Agraz
  • Joe and Bunny Colvin
  • Ardith Eicher
  • Mike Godwin
  • Tom and Peggy Hubbard
  • Fran Mullin (deceased)
  • Randy Randall

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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Open Position: Development and Event Assistant

We are seeking a Development and Event Assistant to work under the direction of the Executive Director and collaboratively with the Development Director, Marketing Manager, and other CFFNM staff and volunteers to plan, implement and provide support to all aspects of development and events work including database management, auction item management, donor communication, marketing, and stewardship for the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico.

For more information, read the full job description.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to barbara@cffnm.org.

 

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