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Peggy Sanchez Mills 
Chief Executive Officer

Peggy Sanchez Mills is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, the premier national organization for girls.  Throughout her 30 year career she has been a strong advocate for programs and public policy promoting the interests of girls and women. 

Prior to her return to her native New Mexico, Ms Sanchez Mills served as the CEO of the YWCA of the United States in Washington D.C.  She additionally served as the first CEO of the National Healthy Start Association.  Prior to her years in DC, she served for 20 years as the CEO for the YWCA of Tampa Bay.  Her accomplishments and achievements in these positions are extensive reflecting the wide range of human services programs she over saw.  These included early childhood care and education, infant mortality, maternal and child health, affordable housing, emergency and transitional housing for women and children, adolescent pregnancy, family support, youth development and child abuse prevention.  Additionally Ms Sanchez Mills has testified and/or worked with the Congress on the reauthorizations of the Violence Against Women, Healthy Start and Adolescent Pregnancy Acts.

Ms. Sanchez Mills holds a Master in Public Administration degree from Golden Gate University and her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida.  She has received Distinguished Alumni awards from each of these institutions.  She has been honored with many awards including being named one of the Top 80 Hispanic Business Women of the Year by Hispanic Business magazine.

Becky Teague
Board Chair

​Becky has over 23 years of accounting experience and currently is the Assistant Controller for Shared Services for PNM Resources, Inc.  Becky has been a Board Member since 2009 and most recently served as an officer in the capacity of Treasurer.   She has contributed significantly to the financial stability of the Council and has provided critical leadership in areas related to finance, internal controls and fiscal accountability.  She is an asset to this Council.


Becky Teague, Chair of the Board of Directors
Director of Customer Service, PNM

Maribeth Thornton, Vice Chair
Executive Director, UNM Children's Hospital

Marian Wrage, Secretary
Environmental Programs Manager, City of Rio Rancho

Molly Emkes, Treasurer
Retired Director of Finance

Peggy Sanchez Mills, CEO

Members at Large

Martha Benn

Karen Bergren
Past President, Leadership Illinois

Marti Fournier-Revo
Community Organizer & Planner, Fund Development & Non-Profit Executive Director

Caroline Garcia

Pamelya Herndon
Executive Director, Southwest Women’s Law Center

Mary Hockaday

Mary Homan
Manager, Economic Development & Community Affairs – NM Gas Company  & NM Communities

Casey Hoyt

Jodi Maheras
Sandia National Labs

Tim Montoya
President, Aztec Machine & Repair

Susan Patrick
Owner/President, All Type Printing, Promotions, and Mailing LLC

Marny Schantz
Owner and Manager, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Taos Real Estate

Christy Tafoya
EMNRD Director, State Parks Division

John Trujillo

Victoria Hughes

Upcoming Board Meeting Dates

  • November 24, 2016 - Albuquerque

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