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.

Porter 'Love' Mines

President (she/her)

Porter Mines (she/her,) origin story is shaped in Washington D.C. and stretches to Atlanta, Hawaii, San Francisco, Oakland, New York, Brazil, Baltimore, and now currently residing in Santa Fe, NM.

Porter identifies herself as a black queerdo, multi-disciplinary artist, and change agent as a mental health conduit and psycho-spiritual coach. Her focus is on the interplay and intersection of race, class, gender, social justice, and LGBTQIA + and the nuances as it relates to oppression in a vastly triggering world.

Porter received her bachelors from the New School with a certificate in Creative Art Therapies. While in New York, She studied abroad in Brazil with New York University, with Augusto Boal’s Theatre Of the Oppressed Center located in Rio de Janiero. She also received her Masters in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Community Mental Health and was apart of the inception of the Clinic without Walls, located in the mission district in San Francisco, Ca.

Porter is bringing her life and educational experiences as a black queer woman and knack for bridging gaps within systemic-organizational change, building new ways of engagement within a turbulent time; with the vision of supporting the board in reframing Santa Fe’s Community as well as the surrounding cities in New Mexico.

Jennifer Dryfoos

Treasurer (she/her/hers)

Jennifer hails from New York City but has been in New Mexico for about twenty-five years. She currently works at Santa Fe Prep but has also worked at Desert Academy, Monte del Sol Charter School, and Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School — where she was in charge of fundraising. Jennifer’s first involvement with Pride was in 1985 when she helped to organize Northampton (MA) Pride.

She served on the board of Full Circle Books (when there was a women’s bookstore in Albuquerque), the alumni board of her high school, and on the board of The Commons, a co-housing community in Santa Fe where she lived for fifteen years. Jennifer ran LesBeFriends, Santa Fe’s lesbian email list for many years, and she has been running women’s dances and events in Santa Fe for more than two decades, including the annual Black, White, and Red Ball.  She has degrees from Smith College and Harvard University.

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.

Julie Johnston

Board Member (she/her/hers)

Julie has lived in Santa Fe County since the ’80s. In the year 2000, she co-founded the LGBTQ+ Diversity Working Group (now PRISM) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She also co-founded the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund. As a retired technical training specialist, and previously a middle teacher, Julie continues to actively support the local community. She tutors at the Pueblo of Pojoaque and is an instructor at Ski Santa Fe. Julie’s passion for education is evident through her HRA role. Assisting others with enjoying life and focusing on the future is her goal.

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)

Sara Pecora

Community Relations / PRIDE Committee (she/her)

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)

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