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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

Maribeth Thornton
Vice Chair
Executive Director
UNM Children's Hospital

Marian Wrage
Environmental Programs Manager
City of Rio Rancho

Molly Emkes
Retired Director of Finance

Peggy Sanchez Mills

Members at Large

            Caroline Garcia
            Audit Partner
            KPMG LLP

            Christy Tafoya
            State Parks Division

            Duane Trythall

            Jodi Maheras
            Sandia National Labs

            John Trujillo
            PNM Resources, Inc.
            SOX Compliance

            Karen Bergren
            Leadership Illinois
            Past President

            Karl (Gil) Berry
            Gil Berry and Associates

            Martha Benn
            Girl Scouts USA

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

            Mary Hockaday
            Associate Director
            Experimental Physical Sciences
            Los Alamos Labs

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

            Linda Deck

            Leticia Bernal

            Tim Montoya
            Machine and Repair

            Barbara Leppala

            Daniella Bilotta

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. Complete application and letter of reference form are available below.

We must receive your application and letters of reference by May 24, 2019 for you to be considered by the Board Development Committee for appointment.

Click here for the 2019 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 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: 2019 Board of Directors Application Form.