Board of Directors


Co-President, Program Chair & Historian – Jeanne Patrick
Jeanne Patrick has been a member of AAUW since joining the Thousand Oaks Branch in 2000. She transferred her Membership to Santa Fe in 2006. Her background is in social work. Jeanne worked for the California Department of Social Services for 30 years. She monitored foster homes, group homes and senior care homes. When Jeanne retired she was hired as an expert witness to testify in elder care cases.
Jeanne has traveled to over 40 countries. She was looking forward to going to Antarctica but the ship caught on fire a week before she was scheduled to leave. Now Jeanne and her husband keep busy with local activities. They have 2 young golden retriever dogs and a cat named Mork.
Co-President & Public Policy Chair – Robbie Richards
Robbie and her husband moved to Santa Fe in 2017 from the Chicago area. She transferred her AAUW membership from IL to NM to continue her support of equity for women and girls. She received her BS from the University of Illinois Urbana and her MA from Northeastern Illinois University. Robbie was a teacher and literacy coach at the elementary level in the suburban public school system for thirty-six years and now enjoys being a retiree in Santa Fe spending time practicing yoga, reading, hiking, adventuring, and volunteering.
Membership Chair, Second Vice- President, & Communications – Luanne Moyer
Luanne & her husband moved from the San Francisco Bay Area of California to Santa Fe in November 2012.  She joined AAUW in 2013.  Since she’s been a member she’s held the offices of Funds Chair and Membership, as well as serving on various committees.  Luanne’s educational background (college) is two years at UC Irvine and two years, graduating from Humboldt State University.  Until moving to Santa Fe she had spent my entire life in California.


Finance Chair- Meredith Tallas
Meredith Tallas joined AAUW in 2017 after retiring and moving to Santa Fe from Oakland, California.  She worked for 30 years in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs for several international medical diagnostic and drug companies over the course of her career.  Meredith is currently the Finance Chair for the AAUW Santa Fe Branch, and an active  member of the May Fund scholarship committee.  She holds a B.S. in Nutritional Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.S. in Biology from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (Institute of Arctic Biology).  In her free time Meredith enjoys studying southwest history and archaeology, attending opera and other performing arts, and enjoys the great outdoors traveling with her husband to local, state and national parks.


Secretary – Nickola Rubow
Nickola’s educational background includes a high school diploma from The American School of Lima, Lima, Peru and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature begun at Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas and completed at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas.  Shortly after moving to Santa Fe in 2008 she joined the AAUW Santa Fe Branch.  Nickola has served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors and currently serves as Secretary.


AAUW-UNM Scholarship Endowment Chair- Mickey Bond
Mickey Bond joined AAUW in 2015 and served on the AAUW-UNM Scholarship Endowment Committee for several years.  Today she is chair of the AAUW-UNM Scholarship Endowment Committee and chair of the Phillip F. May Fund Committee.  The Phillip F. May Committee was formed in response to a generous bequest supporting AAUW Santa Fe Programs. The Committee created and has administered new scholarships for women graduating from high schools in Santa Fe with an emphasis on those who are the first in their family to attend college. In addition, the Committee, formed and disseminated an Associate’s Degree Scholarship at SFCC. Outside of AAUW Mickey is a mixed-media artist and co-owner of Artful Soul Creative Experiences, a boutique art school for locals and visitors located in Santa Fe’s historic district downtown. Bond earned her BA at Colgate University and has a master’s degree in American Literature from the University of Michigan.


 Directory Editor- Enid Tidwell
Enid grew up on a 180 acre apple orchard in a sandstone house built with stone quarried nearby by Navajo craftsmen.  The orchard was across the San Juan River from the Navajo (Dine) reservation. She was lucky enough to live in many places, including Kuwait. Her English degree is from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, but she never taught.  Instead she became a sculptor working in the transparent media of cast polyester resin and later did a number of cast glass sculptures.  Being an avid gardener and supporter of the Museum of International Folk Art keeps her busy when not pursuing equity for women and girls.


Website Manager – Ginger Williams
Ginger (Virginia) Williams has called Santa Fe, NM her forever home since 2006. Ginger joined AAUW in 2021. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts- Amherst with a degree in Sport Management. After a career in event management that included working for the Sydney Olympics and being the Director of Santa Fe’s International Folk Art Market, she has moved her strengths to cultivating a spirit of Philanthropy for the local institution, Girls Inc. of Santa Fe. Where she is inspiring girls to be strong, smart & bold. Ginger is the mom of two young boys, enjoys quilting, cycling, reading and the out of doors.  Her life is never boring.
Corresponding Secretary – Connie Deschamps

Connie moved to Santa Fe 8 years ago from St. Louis where she had lived for 44  years. She was a geriatric care manager and psychotherapist specializing in  older adults and their families and had a private practice. In retirement Connie  enjoys gardening, yoga, opera and theater, taking classes at Renesan and  reading. In non COVID times she loves to travel. 

Connie is an artist and enjoys painting and collage. She is very active in her  church, The Unitarian Universalists of Santa Fe. 

She is a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.


 University/College Liasion- Jane Baker

Jane Baker and her husband Allen moved to Santa Fe in 2018 from Montana.  She received a BA in Business Education from Shepherd College and a MS in Vocational/Adult Education from Marshall University.  For 28 years she provided top leadership roles to several two year colleges.Jane joined theSanta Fe branch of AAUW shortly after moving to Santa Fe.