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Rebecca Latham
Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca began her career in Florida, relocating to Albuquerque in 2003 and up to the mountains of northern New Mexico in 2006.  She served as the Tourism and Economic Development Director in Red River for eight years where she was awarded six Tourism Industry Association Recognition Awards and was named New Mexico’s Tourism Professional of the Year.  In 2014 she became Communications Director for the New Mexico Tourism Department, and in January 2015 Governor Susana Martinez appointed Rebecca as the Cabinet Secretary and CEO of the Tourism Department.  In 2017, American Mothers, Inc., the national nonprofit organization known for honoring the contributions of mothers who make a positive impact in the world, named Rebecca as the National Mother of the Year®.  She began her service to the organization as a member of the Board of Directors, and was named Chief Executive Officer in January 2019.  She joins the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails in March 2020 where she looks forward to combining her passion for youth leadership development and The Land of Enchantment.

Maribeth Thornton
Board Chair

Maribeth is the Executive Director, Children’s Services at University Hospital in Albuquerque. Maribeth has served two terms as Vice Chair of the Board and has served as chair of the Finance Committee. Her experience on non-profit boards includes Meals on Wheels, Case Management Society of America, Health South Advisory Board and the Carrie Tingley Hospital Advisory Board. She is interested in making a difference in New Mexico and helping to positively contribute her knowledge, background, and experience to develop strong, independent, and confident young adults.


Maribeth Thornton
Chair of the Board of Directors 
Executive Director
UNM Children's Hospital

Karen Bergren
Vice Chair
Resort Ambassador
Taos Ski Valley

Molly Emkes
Director of Finance

John Trujillo
Director of Audit Services
PNM Resources, Inc.

Rebecca Latham

Members at Large

Amanda Lujan
Exhibitions Curator
Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

Anne Layne
McHard Accounting Consulting LLC            

Becky Teague
Director of Customer Service

Christy Tafoya
State Parks Division

Duane Trythall

Gil Berry

Jodi Maheras

Linda Deck     

Martha Benn
Girl Scouts USA

Mary Hockaday
Associate Director
Experimental Physical Sciences
Los Alamos Labs

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

Nancy Martira
Marketing & Communications Manager
Prosperity Works

Patricia Komko
Leadership NM

Barbara Leppala

Chloe White

Visitor Guidelines.  Visitors are always welcome to voice comments and concerns at GSNMT Board meetings.  However, in order to ensure that all have the opportunities to express themselves, speakers are asked to adhere to the following guidelines:   Visitor Guidelines.

Council Updates

Call for Girl Board Members

Do you want to be part of making decisions for Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails? Do you want to share your opinion on issues important to you? Do you want to be an advocate for all Girl Scouts?

If your answers are “YES!” then we have a great opportunity for you!

Our current bylaws allow two older Girl Scout representatives to be nominated and serve on the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Board of Directors. Girls elected will participate with equal voice in the discussion and debate during board of director’s meetings.

Our girl member’s opinions are important.

We want to hear what you have to say.

Being a girl member of the board of directors will allow you to:

·       Interact with an adult board member(s) in a mentoring relationship

·       help you to build your leadership skills to a new level

·       look great on your college application

The Board Development Committee is currently seeking an additional (one) Girl member to join the Board of Directors.  So what are you waiting for!  Read the packet of materials which is posted on the GSNMT website.  If it looks good to you, then GO FOR IT!

Act now!

The application must be filled out completely, and you will need to send in two letters of reference, one from an adult who knows you (e.g., teacher, pastor, but not a relative) and one from your troop leader, assistant troop leader, or service unit manager. Coming to the board meetings is important, so read the requirement on attendance carefully. The complete application and letter of reference form are available below.

Click here for the Girl Board Member Application

Call for Adult Board Members

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails is currently seeking new members to join our Board of Directors.

How YOU Can Help

The corporate board of directors is a fiduciary body responsible for the governance of the council and stewardship of its assets.  It is the only council body empowered to institute or change council policies, although it normally seeks membership input when doing so.  The board is accountable to those bodies from which it derives its authority: the membership, the National Board of Girl Scouts of the USA, state and local government, and the federal government.  The board utilizes the council bylaws and the council articles of incorporation as a legal framework that guides their work.  

If you wish to be considered as a candidate for the Board of Directors, please fill out our application: 2020 Board of Directors Application Form.