May Center for Learning is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, consisting of educators, student parents, physicians, and members of Santa Fe’s professional and philanthropic communities. Here are the members of the 2016-17 Board:
Jarrett Cowden, MBA: Board Secretary
Jarrett Cowden received his BS and his MBA from Oklahoma State University and served as a commissioned officer in the US Army as advisor to the Korean Army and company commander. Jarrett then worked in marketing-related roles for Exxon Oil Company and as vice president of Vermeer Manufacturing. He was the founder and president of Two Rivers Marketing Group in Des Moines, Iowa, and has also served as vice president of business development at Ingersoll Rand in Davidson, North Carolina. Jarrett has lived in the Santa Fe area for the past eight years. He has two daughters and five grandchildren, and enjoys fly-fishing, painting, and history.
Robert Glick, PhD
Robert Glick recently retired as the president and chief executive officer of St. Vincent Hospital Foundation. Following a career in academics, he began a second career in fundraising and nonprofit management, during which he worked for the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, and the New York Holocaust Memorial—Museum of Jewish Heritage. He came to Santa Fe as the director of resource development for the Santa Fe Opera, and then held positions as vice president of St. John’s College and the executive director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival before joining the hospital. He has served on a number of local boards of directors, including the Lensic Center for the Performing Arts, the New Mexico Children’s Foundation, La Familia Medical Center, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, and the Santa Fe Community College Foundation.
Amy Miller, MA, MFA, CALP
Amy Miller has taught English, reading, writing, theory of knowledge, and study skills on the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels for almost 20 years. Amy earned her undergraduate degree in English and education from American University in Washington DC, her Masters of Liberal Studies from St. John’s College, and her Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from Arizona State University. Amy is a nationally certified academic language practitioner through the Academic Language Therapy Association and is also a certified multi-sensory language teacher through the International Multi-Sensory Language Education Council. She is a trainer for the SEE Multi-Sensory Language Teaching Program through Shelton School in Dallas. Amy has also completed training in the administration of academic assessments in order to identify students’ cognitive strengths and weaknesses, the Hill RAP, WRITE, and Math programs, trainings in teaching Executive Function Skills, and the Mindful Schools program.
Steve R. Inman, MBA: Board Treasurer
Steve R. Inman has more 35 years’ experience in real estate development, construction lending, mortgage banking, consulting, and the resolution of distressed commercial loan portfolios. He served as chief credit officer for an NYSE-traded real estate finance company, Centerline Capital Group, where he also oversaw the firm’s credit risk and research operations. Prior to that position, Mr. Inman served as managing director-real estate due diligence for ARCap REIT, Inc., where he managed the due diligence process, quality control, and relationships with bond issuers and loan originators. Mr. Inman formerly served as a director of REMICap (predecessor to ARCap) since commencement of its operations. He has been the president of two independently owned commercial mortgage banking firms, Holliday Mortgage and Woodmark, Inc., and has been an operating partner of Property Company of America. He is currently a board member of American Trust Company. He was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and a Vietnam veteran, having served as Assistant Adjutant for the US Army Inventory Control Center, which was responsible for procuring all war materiel for the Vietnam conflict. He received his BA and MBA from the University of Oklahoma.
Caroline Kingston, MD, MPH: Board Vice-President
Dr. Caroline Kingston is a board-certified family physician in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio and completed her residency at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Kingston also holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas in Houston. She has been licensed to practice medicine in the State of New Mexico since 1997. She is affiliated with Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, leads the Alma Family Medical practice in Santa Fe, and is medical director of Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care. Her daughter Beth is a student at May Center; her son Luke attends Santa Fe Prep.
Edward Kleiner, MD: Board President
Dr. Edward Kleiner is a board-certified pediatrician who has lived and practiced in Santa Fe since 1976, when he joined then-St. Vincent Hospital, where he served in many professional and administrative positions. He is recently retired from Arroyo Chamiso Pediatric Group, which he cofounded in 1978 and where he was privileged to care for many Santa Fe children and their families. He has a special interest in behavioral, psychological, and educational concerns in children. His wife Cynthia is a registered nurse who led the hospital pediatric unit for many years. His sons were both nurtured and thrived in Santa Fe schools. Jordi holds a PhD in educational psychology and has a learning clinic in Chicago diagnosing and treating complex learning problems; Devin is an architect and lives with his wife and two children in Seattle. Dr. Kleiner joined the May Center Board in 2013 and is devoted to supporting children with learning differences in finding paths to success.
Jaclyn Libowitz: Board Vice President
Jaclyn Libowitz currently works in Santa Fe as an executive coach, trainer, group facilitator, and mediator for executives in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. She began her career in 1976 and was appointed executive director of the Sangre de Cristo Girl Scouts Council in 1984. In 1992 she became an internal business consultant for Girl Scouts of the USA, serving councils nationwide. Following several promotions, she became chief of staff and chief administrative officer for the national organization in 2005, serving until 2013 when she returned to Santa Fe. Jaclyn has facilitated executive retreats, meetings and training sessions for clients including Communities in Schools, Metro-North Railroad, Cola-Cola Enterprises, Greater Cleveland Roundtable, Memphis Diversity Institute, University of New Mexico, and Charter One Bank, and has led many group sessions on personal development with Fortune 100 executives for Schachat/Anastasi & Associates. She is a certified mediator for the Center for Understanding in Conflict and a leadership ambassador for Take the Lead for Women, a non-profit organization advocating for women in the workforce. Jaclyn attended Emerson College in Boston.