Our Team

Our board leadership team is poised to make this decade the best ever for The Human Rights Alliance.

Kevin A. Bowen

Executive Director (he/him/his)

As a progressive leader in the Health/Fitness and Pilates profession for over 25 years, he is the Co-founder, past President, and former Executive Director of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). 

Kevin has been proud to call Santa Fe home twice in his life– once during the late ’80s and again now. He is the owner and director of Core Dynamics Pilates and joined HRA’s  Board in 2019 to help reinvigorate the organization, assist in setting up much-needed systems and community outreach programs and support the LGBTQ community as the organization enters this new decade.

Tim Presley

Secretary (he/him/his)

Tim is Originally from Panama City, FL but spent his professional career in the Washington DC area as an IT professional working in the luxury hospitality industry. After experiencing the insurrection on Jan 6th 2021 he decided it was time to leave  the big city and head west for fresh air and high desert mountain views.  Currently Tim is the director of IT for the Pueblo of Tesuque Development Corporation.  After arriving in Santa Fe Tim immediately became a volunteer with Santa Fe Pride and has recently been appointed by the Governor of NM to be a member of the Cyber Security Planning Committee.  Tim is an active member of the community and volunteers with several organizations.

Sara Pecora

Board Member (she/her/hers)

Sara grew up in the Pittsburgh area, where she co-founded and chaired the University of Pittsburgh’s first LGBTQIA+ employee resource group. She then bounced from there to Orlando, Des Moines, and now here! When she’s not working as an Executive Assistant at Meow Wolf, she is always looking to learn about something new in the City Different.
Sara hopes to help her new home be a welcoming place for all, through initiatives like intersectional education and building community connections, especially among isolated populations.

Michael A. Philipson

Board Member (he/him/his)

Michael is from Rochester, New York, and currently makes his home there. He has been involved in many LGBTQ+ organizations throughout his life in San Francisco, Miami Beach, Northampton, MA, and Rochester, NY. He was an early member of the AIDS Emergency Fund, a Board Member of PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support), and has worked for the OUT Alliance in Rochester. He co-founded Greentopia.org, an organization dedicated to a sustainable future, and the creation of Rochester’s first urban State Park. He is currently the Chief Creative Officer at TPXmc.com in Rochester and works with a variety of clients in both non-profit and for-profit spheres.

Board Advisory Committee

Calvin Brandi Fields

Board Advisory Committee (he/him/his)

A true staple of Santa Fe’s scene, Calvin Brandi Fields has been involved in HRA’s success, as well as many charities in and around Santa Fe and neighboring communities. Brandi has had a remarkable track record, raising thousands of dollars for many of Santa Fe’s non-profit businesses.

Most notably, Brandi’s Oscar Party is one of Santa Fe’s staples for fundraising, raising for such organizations as Adelante’s Homeless Fund, The Santa Fe Animal Shelter, and countless others! HRA is proud to have her extensive wisdom as part of our Board Advisory Committee.

pamm meyers

Board Advisory Committee (she/her/hers)

Cofounder and Producer of Two Flower Productions, a podcasting company for Lip Service, A Podcast of Our Coming Out Stories. 3Q New Mexico’s Premiere Business Podcast, Giving Voice to New Mexico Business Owners. Winners Circle Podcast, sharing the success stories of New Mexico Business Owners.

pamm is CEO of Go Social pamm meyers Social Media, providing digital marketing solutiions for business owners and organizations.

Executive Director of the New Mexico Out Business Alliance Business Development Director, Way Out West Film Festival.

pamm is dedicated to the prosperity of our LGBTQ+ community in though business and social advocacy.

Community Relations / PRIDE Committee

Javier Jaquez

Community Relations / PRIDE Committee (he/him)

Zoë Whittle

Community Relations / PRIDE Committee (she/they)

Drag King - Rusty G. Nutz - He/Him Tia Reece - They/Them

Community Relations / PRIDE Committee

Mark Westberg

Community Relations/ PRIDE Committee (he/they)