The May Center for Learning

Board of Trustees

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.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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 2017-18 Board:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Secretary   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.

Jaclyn Libowitz: Board Secretary

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.

Tina Whitegeese   Tina Whitegeese is a tribal member with the Pueblo of Pojoaque and resides in Santa Fe. She currently works in Santa Fe at Wings of America, a not for profit that focuses on improving the lives of American Indian youth through running and fitness programs in tribal communities. Prior to her move to not for profit work, she was actively involved in New Mexico's tourism industry working at Puye Cliff Dwellings in Santa Clara Pueblo, and Hilton Buffalo Thunder and Poeh Cultural Center in the Pueblo of Pojoaque. Tina has served on several tourism and marketing boards including the Tourism Association of New Mexico (now the New Mexico Hospitality Association) and the NM State Tourism North Central Region Marketing Board representing tourism attractions and destinations from Santa Fe to Angel Fire. Tina graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2004 with a BS in European Studies. Tina's daughter, Amelia, has attended the May Center since 2016 and participates in the Summer Leap at May Center program.

Tina Whitegeese

Tina Whitegeese is a tribal member with the Pueblo of Pojoaque and resides in Santa Fe. She currently works in Santa Fe at Wings of America, a not for profit that focuses on improving the lives of American Indian youth through running and fitness programs in tribal communities. Prior to her move to not for profit work, she was actively involved in New Mexico's tourism industry working at Puye Cliff Dwellings in Santa Clara Pueblo, and Hilton Buffalo Thunder and Poeh Cultural Center in the Pueblo of Pojoaque. Tina has served on several tourism and marketing boards including the Tourism Association of New Mexico (now the New Mexico Hospitality Association) and the NM State Tourism North Central Region Marketing Board representing tourism attractions and destinations from Santa Fe to Angel Fire. Tina graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2004 with a BS in European Studies. Tina's daughter, Amelia, has attended the May Center since 2016 and participates in the Summer Leap at May Center program.

Amy Miller, MA, MFA, CALP   Amy Miller is co-founder of May Center for Learning. She earned her BA from American University, her MA from St. John’s College, and her MFA in Writing from Arizona State University. Amy is a nationally Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) and a trainer for the SEE Multi-Sensory Language Teaching Program. She is a frequent presenter at regional education conferences and at varied schools and organizations, including being a featured speaker at the sold-out Dyslexia 2018 conference in Albuquerque, NM this February. Amy is also Chair of Outreach on the board of the Southwest chapter of the International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA), and she co-chairs The Reading Group, a literacy initiative focused on improving reading outcomes for students in Santa Fe in collaboration with the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe Community Foundation. Last year, she founded the Dyslexia Justice League, an empowerment group for children with dyslexia that uses superhero stories as a vehicle for learning about self-advocacy, growth mindset, and the strengths of the dyslexic mind.  Where I Come From , a book that Amy co-authored with May Center students, won the 2014 New Mexico/Arizona Young Adult Book of the Year.

Amy Miller, MA, MFA, CALP

Amy Miller is co-founder of May Center for Learning. She earned her BA from American University, her MA from St. John’s College, and her MFA in Writing from Arizona State University. Amy is a nationally Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) and a trainer for the SEE Multi-Sensory Language Teaching Program. She is a frequent presenter at regional education conferences and at varied schools and organizations, including being a featured speaker at the sold-out Dyslexia 2018 conference in Albuquerque, NM this February. Amy is also Chair of Outreach on the board of the Southwest chapter of the International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA), and she co-chairs The Reading Group, a literacy initiative focused on improving reading outcomes for students in Santa Fe in collaboration with the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe Community Foundation. Last year, she founded the Dyslexia Justice League, an empowerment group for children with dyslexia that uses superhero stories as a vehicle for learning about self-advocacy, growth mindset, and the strengths of the dyslexic mind. Where I Come From, a book that Amy co-authored with May Center students, won the 2014 New Mexico/Arizona Young Adult Book of the Year.

Kathryn Rubin

Kathryn Rubin