Vincent Baca Cancer Foundation


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.


A seasoned nonprofit professional for over 20 years, Sonja has experience creating fundraising, public relations, and marketing programs for nonprofits and community service organizations. A native Santa Fean, she spent 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area organizing community events and working with animal welfare organizations. She returned to The City Different in 2018 with a keen interest in making a difference for New Mexicans. At CFFNM, Sonja harnesses her skills in relationship building and creative fundraising strategies to help ensure that every New Mexican with a cancer diagnosis can receive support and care as they navigate their treatment.

Sonja loves spending time with her extended Santa Fe family, hiking with her furry friends, and wading in nearby rivers with her husband, Greg.


Libby is originally from Houston, Texas and graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio with a degree in History and Spanish. After college, she traveled extensively, teaching Spanish at a boarding school in New Hampshire and working with EF Educational Tours in Cambridge, MA. She first lived in New Mexico while earning a Masters degree in Latin American Studies at UNM, where she was President of the Student Organization for Latin American Studies. Libby planned to stay in New Mexico, but she eventually moved back to Texas where she worked in development with Planned Parenthood in Austin and National Jewish Health’s Dallas office. While raising a family in Dallas, she prioritized volunteering at her kids’ schools, holding numerous PTA board positions.

Libby relocated to Santa Fe with her family in 2018 and is thrilled to be a part of the Cancer Foundation. Throughout her career, she has focused on working to make her community a better place and is particularly impressed by the profound impact the foundation has on cancer patients and their families and caregivers throughout northern New Mexico.

In her spare time, Libby loves to hike the beautiful trails around Santa Fe, as well as travel, spend time with her three adventurous kids, and walk her three crazy dogs.


Antonio is a multifaceted professional whose journey encompasses marketing expertise, artistic talent, a deep connection to his Native American and Spanish heritage, and a passion for art, preserving indigenous cultures, and community-driven initiatives.

With more than 25 years of marketing experience across a spectrum of industries, ranging from retail, consumer products, real estate, to renewable energy in Texas, California, and New Mexico. His expertise extends to design, brand management, social media, public relations, and the strategic development and execution of marketing strategies.

A Heart for Non-Profits and CommunityIn recent years, Antonio has shifted his focus from the private sector to work with non-profit organizations that support his local community. His passion for giving back to society is a testament to his commitment to making a positive impact beyond the business world.

Antonio is earning a Fine Arts Degree in Museum Studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts. His academic pursuits align with his commitment to preserving cultural legacies. As an Archives Assistant at the IAIA Research Center for Contemporary Native Arts, he meticulously preserves and organizes historical records, ensuring their accessibility and integrity.

Outside of his professional life, Antonio is an avid hiker, fisherman, and bowhunter who enjoys immersing himself in the beauty of nature. He is a loving father to three beautiful daughters and a son, Bentley (the Bernedoodle). He relishes moments spent traveling and cherishes quality time with his wife, Dianne.


Johanna graduated with her Master’s in Social Work and MBA from New Mexico Highlands University. Johanna received her bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico. She has worked in New Mexico for the last seven years as a school social worker and medical social worker with the Department of Health. She has also been the caregiver for a stage IV cancer survivor. Johanna is a native New Mexican from Logan and has lived in Santa Fe since 2019. Johanna is excited to work with cancer patients and their families as a service coordinator as well as helping to coordinate the foundation’s volunteers.

Johanna lives in Eldorado with her family and two dogs. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, bowling, going to the movies, and producing the “I Love New Mexico” podcast.


Laura was born and raised in Los Alamos, NM. After earning her bachelor’s degree in government from University of Redlands, a private liberal arts school in Southern California, Laura began her career in New York City in various operational, administrative, and human resources positions working across various industries and sectors, including tech, private equity, and venture capital-backed startups. She earned a master’s in psychology while working in NYC, focusing on diversity and inclusion within organizations and systems. She moved back to New Mexico in 2017 and spent the next 6.5 years working remotely for an East-coast based executive search and management consulting firm, working on C-suite and Board placements in virtually every industry, function, and sector. During her tenure, she made successful executive placements in large healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 financial institutions, retail, logistics and supply chain, manufacturing, big tech, bio-med and pharma, transportation, and large universities, working in everything from non-profit organizations to venture capital and private equity-backed companies to large, publicly traded organizations. Not only was her role focused on executive placements, but also steeped in leadership advisory, from succession planning to organizational design and effectiveness. She is excited to harness her organizational effectiveness, relationship management, and operational skills to give back to the northern New Mexico community by ensuring that every New Mexican with a cancer diagnosis can receive care and treatment. 

Laura is deeply passionate about the environment, wildlife, and animals and has multiple rescue dogs in her family, previously volunteering as a foster mom for local humane societies. She is a bonus mom to two incredible children and loves spending time with her family. In her free time she runs 100 mile trail ultramarathons around the mountain West and helps to organize a few local trail running events. A former collegiate swimmer, Laura also enjoys triathlons. She has held two non-profit Board positions over the last five years. Traveling, music, and food are some of her favorite things and she tries to align those three things in tandem as often as possible.


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.


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 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.


Born and raised in Taos, New Mexico, 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.

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.



David, a Santa Fe native, has been active in the real estate community for over 32 years. He specializes in commercial and investment real estate at Barker Realty. Prior to his real estate career, he spent 17 years in leadership positions at local banking institutions. He thrives when able to utilize his strong skills in problem-solving, collaboration, executive-level administration, and communication to give back to his community. David has served on numerous non-profit boards and has been named on The New Mexican’s “10 Who Made a Difference” list. In addition to supporting the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico, he also supports disenfranchised youth programs, affordable housing, economic development initiatives, and animal welfare causes, among others.

David values his work for the CFFNM as a meaningful opportunity to honor his father, who died after a brief battle with prostate cancer. He is proud to serve this organization and their mission to provide impactful support to the many families in Northern New Mexico affected by cancer.


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.


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.


Catherine L. Carlozzi is a retired communications professional with nearly 40 years of experience in corporate, agency and consulting environments. The focus of her 25-year private practice was executive speechwriting and business-to-business writing for high-level clients. She has written/ghost-written numerous articles for business publications.

Active in New York Women in Communications since 1992, Catherine served consecutively on the organization’s board and foundation board for a total of 16 years and chaired numerous committees, projects and events. In addition, she served on the board of trustees of the Montclair Art Museum for a decade and chaired the Art and Audience Development committees. Currently, she is a member of the board of the Nicholas H. and Margaret H. Carlozzi Charitable Foundation and 100 Women Who Care Santa Fe. Catherine actively mentors young women in communications professions.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a master’s degree in English, she received a bachelor’s degree in English from Denison University. Catherine and her husband, Nicholas, have been part- or full-time residents of Santa Fe since 2014 following 35 years in northern New Jersey.

The Carlozzis became supporters of CFFNM through his late sister, Beth Carlozzi, an oncology nurse at the Cancer Center in Santa Fe who died of breast cancer in 2018. They continue their support in honor of Beth, as well as other members of their family and close friends who have battled cancer.


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.


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.


Karen B. Freeman recently retired from her marketing consulting business, Bayberry Consulting / The Marketing Department, which she ran for 30 years. Prior to that, she was in marketing positions with L’Oreal, Chesebrough-Pond’s, and Bristol-Myers.

A resident of Santa Fe for 21 years, Karen developed a strong interest in the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and helped start the Native art show, Native Treasures and its companion show, the Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale, to benefit MIAC. She currently is serving her second tour as Co-Chair of Friends of Indian Arts. She has also served on other nonprofit boards in Santa Fe, including Assistance Dogs of the West, the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, and the Tano Road Association.

Like most people, Karen has been touched by cancer in a number of ways. She deeply appreciates how difficult it may be to access cancer treatments for many people, and how important it is for a caregiver to have support.

Karen earned an MBA from the London Business School and a BA in English from Cornell University.


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, 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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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, a 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 than 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.

Stephanie Duran


Stephanie Duran grew up in the Washington DC suburbs of Fairfax, Virginia. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and then traveled the world as a musical theater actress. Stephanie moved to Santa Fe in 1993 and immediately felt that she had found ‘home’. She is always grateful for her extraordinary luck in finding her way to The City Different. Stephanie has been a residential Realtor since 2001 with Barker Realty and her real estate sales production has been in the top 1% since 2015. She is committed to excellence, exceptional customer service and her team, The Duran Erwin Group, was the #1 selling team in Santa Fe for 2023.

As a single mother until 2019, Stephanie raised her two sons in Santa Fe. She now feels that she has the incredible opportunity to give back to the community that has supported her and her family over the years. Stephanie presently serves on the board of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors (SFAR) and is on the Community Services Committee for SFAR. She is also the Event Director for Santa Fe’s chapter of The Women’s Council of Realtors.

James Robert Borrego


James is a native of Santa Fe, who’s family roots extend back several hundred years in New Mexico. James graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. After graduation James worked for several years engineering and constructing large power plants throughout the United States. In 1977 he returned to continue studies at New Mexico State University where he started a development and construction business with his brothers, constructing commercial and residential projects throughout New Mexico. In 1980 James and the construction company moved back to Santa Fe, where he met and married Helen S. Pacheco a native of Los Alamos NM.

James continues to live in Santa Fe, NM, continuing construction and development work. He has served on several boards and commissions over the years, most notable; Commissioner New Mexico State Prison Board–Industries, President Santa Fe City Housing Authority–Development, Regent State of New Mexico–Schools and Universities, current Commissioner New Mexico Construction Industries.

James in his spare time ranches with his father and brothers, enjoys camping and hunting.

Since 1995, he has experenced different cancers, and is an advocate for the work the
Cancer Foundation for New Mexico performs in helping cancer patients.

Dr. Thao Marquez


Dr. Thao Marquez is a renowned colorectal surgeon committed to patient care and advocacy, particularly in cancer treatment. Her approach to medicine extends beyond her surgical practice, embodying a profound dedication to supporting cancer patients through every stage of their journey.

As a part of the Presbyterian Medical Group, Dr. Marquez specializes in colorectal surgery, guiding patients through diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and surveillance. Her focus is not only on the clinical aspects of care but also on addressing the emotional and financial challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis. Her work with the American Cancer Society highlights her commitment to providing comprehensive support, including education, financial assistance, housing, and transportation.

Dr. Marquez’s passion for cancer care is also personal. She has experienced the impact of cancer within her own family, deepening her understanding of the disease’s emotional toll on patients and their loved ones. This personal connection fuels her dedication to not just treating cancer but caring for individuals affected by it, ensuring they receive the comprehensive support they need.

Her academic credentials are impressive. She holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School, completed her General Surgery Residency, and earned a Master in Clinical Research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Dr. Marquez further specialized through a Colorectal Fellowship at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

In her professional career, Dr. Marquez has demonstrated leadership and dedication to the medical community, serving as Chair of General Surgery and Chair of Surgical Services at Santa Fe Medical Center. She is board-certified in colorectal surgery and general surgery, and her professional memberships include the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Marquez is also a contributing author to several research articles and book chapters, showcasing her commitment to advancing the field of surgery and patient care.


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