Our Team

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

Kevin A. Bowen

President (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.

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.

Calvin Brandi Fields

Secretary (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 is proud to have her extensive wisdom as part of our Executive Board.

Linda Mortensen

Board Member (she/her/hers)

 

Linda comes from the Biggest Littlest City, Reno, NV and considers desert lifestyle, ski runs, and mountain bike trails, home. She is the owner of FeildShake Design Co, which is described by clients as “experimental industrial design”. She was previously employed as a project manager for D. Maahs Construction Santa Fe, NM, and is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, BFA, in Interior Architecture. As a retired Air Force veteran, enlisted from 1983-to 2011, Linda served under the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy and understands the suffocating results when policy restricts basic human rights.

With that, she’s a past member of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. SLDN is an organization that once provided a legal defense council to those discharged under DADT. Linda has been an advocate for SLDN and a volunteer contributing to the repeal of DADT, she is now a member of the Modern Military Association of America. Linda served as a Planning Commissioner for the Town Council of Winthrop, WA, an active volunteer for Safe Place Women’s Shelter Olympia, WA, Big Brother Big Sister of Thurston County, and past board chairperson of Method Resource Recovery. She is delighted to be your voice as an HRA board member. 

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.

Tim Presley

Board Member (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.

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