Board of Directors

Paul Hultin

Paul Hultin (Chair) applies his nearly 40 years of experience as a trial attorney to the representation of artists and advancement of environmental and other progressive causes. As Chair of CCA, Paul works to strengthen the organization’s foundation, broaden its reach and foster its long-term growth and stability. Paul is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School.


edward borins

Edward Borins has been involved with the arts communities in Toronto, where he resided until 1997, and Santa Fe, where he moved in 1997, for a total of more than forty years. He was the co-owner of Edwards Books & Art, one of Canada's largest independent books store chains, and Garcia Street Books in Santa Fe, which he sold in 2011. Since 2011 he has devoted his time to his family in Canada, to travel, and to community work. He now serves as Vice President of Programs and Membership at Temple Beth Shalom. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Modern History and Modern Languages (French and German), and his Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto, as well as his Masters of Arts in History from McGill University.


Christoper Noyes

Christopher Noyes (Treasurer) is an assurance manager at Moss Adams, LLP. He has over 15 years of public accounting experience and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant who specializes in non-profit organizations. 


Margo Thoma 

Margo Thoma (Secretary) is an Illinois native, arrived in Santa Fe in 2006 after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Stanford. She co-founded the contemporary art gallery Eight Modern in 2007. In 2014, she acquired TAI Gallery, a well-established Santa Fe gallery known for exhibiting Japanese bamboo art. The two businesses merged to become TAI Modern.


Karen Durkovich is a ten year member of the Board of Directors of the Lensic Performing Arts Center and Chair of the Nominating/Governance Committee. She served as President of the Board of Regents of the Museum of New Mexico for 10 years until resigning in 2015. She was President Bill Clinton’s appointee to the first Board of Trustees for the Valles Caldera Trust when it was founded in 2000. For ten years she served as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy of New Mexico and was its president from 2000 to 2002. In 2002 she also chaired the Inaugural for the newly elected Governor Bill Richardson. Karen and her husband are the owners of the Little Wahoo Ranch at the tip of the Black Range in southwestern New Mexico where they are involved in environmental restoration projects.



Joan Z. Cohen is an attorney whose practice focuses on appellate law, employment law and litigation. She has graduate degrees from Washington University and St. Louis University; she has taught at both institutions.  For many years, Joan has been a strong supporter of the visual arts. In addition to CCA, Joan has served on the board of arts organizations in St. Louis and as the Chair of a public art commission.

Kirk Ellis

Kirk Ellis has won two Emmys, a WGA Award, a Peabody, and the Humanitas Prize for his work as writer and co-executive producer on the HBO miniseries John Adams. Kirk has a graduate degree from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema and Television. In 1992, he formed Shadow Catcher Productions. A former co-governor of the writers' branch of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Kirk served for four years as chairman of the Santa Fe, New Mexico Arts Commission.

Eric Garduno

Eric Garduño is a Santa Fe native with nearly 20 years experience working in the arts. He holds an MFA from Yale University and has exhibited in numerous national and international galleries and museums. Eric is also a seasoned gallery director and has managed several of the top galleries in Santa Fe.


Jaclyn Libowitz

Jaclyn Libowitz has over 25 years experience coaching senior executives and developing leaders with vast experience in organizational dynamics and gap analysis, strategy development, and execution and culture. Until 2013, she served Girl Scouts of the USA as Chief of Staff and Chief Administrative Officer. She is a certified mediator for the Center for Understanding in Conflict and a Leadership Ambassador for Take The Lead for Women.

Chantell Murphy 

Chantell Murphy is pursuing a PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of New Mexico. She is a research assistant at Los Alamos National Laboratory focusing on international safeguards for new and advanced nuclear fuel cycle facilities, providing technical support to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Chantell has an Master of Science in health physics from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science in physics from Florida State University. Chantell also volunteers with the Santa Fe National Forest as a backcountry wilderness ranger.



Marianne Reuter

Marianne C. Reuter is an Arts and Humanities Consultant, who has worked with Universities, and Arts Institutions for the last 35 years. She has served on the Board of The Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas. Marianne received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from University of Michigan and Master of Arts in Philosophy of Higher Education from University of Michigan, and a Master of Arts in Museum Science from John F. Kennedy University.

Billy Siegel

William Siegal has collected, studied and sold historic and pre-Columbian textiles and objects since 1971. Bill has traveled the Bolivian Altiplano, from one remote village to the next going house to house in search of the finest ceremonial garments dating from the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. Bill opened his first public gallery, Conlon Siegal Galleries, in Santa Fe. Since 2001 William Siegal Galleries has exhibited the world’s finest pre-Columbian textiles and objects as well as museum quality pieces from Asia and Africa.


Dyanna Taylor

Dyanna Taylor is a two-time Emmy award winning Cinematographer and Director of Photography. Her prominent career in documentaries and features has earned her a Peabody Award and the honored Muse Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Vision and Achievement in Cinematography from New York Women in Film and Television. Her extensive credits include work for all of the major network and cable media organizations including HBO, PBS, ABC, NBC, CBS and Nat Geo.



Maria Gale was born in the Cleveland area, but has been in New Mexico for over 20 years and considers it her "forever home."   Her undergraduate degree in was from Princeton University and she completed her graduate work at Case Western Reserve University.  After a decade plus of working as a medical social worker, Maria focused her energies on her children and family. She has re-emerged as the kids have become teens to once again focus on serving the community. In addition to her seat on the Board of Trustees at CCA, Maria is a member of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation Board of Trustees and serves on Advisory Board of the Santa Fe Mountain Center.