As many of our Brindle Foundation friends already know, Kim Straus, our wonderful manager since 2002, will retire from Brindle at the end of May.
From Brindle’s first convening of grantees, when he asked “What does it mean to be born in Santa Fe?” Kim has been a tireless advocate for babies and their families. His influence on early childhood has extended statewide as he served on the Children’s Trust Fund board, The J Paul Taylor Early Childhood Task Force and other important policy groups that advocate for child well-being. We will be forever appreciative for all of Kim’s great work.
Beginning in June, we are happy to introduce Karen Rowell, who will serve as interim foundation manager. Karen retired as Executive Director of Youth Shelters and Family Services here in Santa Fe in 2013 and has since remained very involved in community activities. As she puts it, “It’s my honor to assist Brindle in this transition.” We are grateful for her willingness to be with us in the coming months! She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the next several months, the Foundation will be going through a thoughtful search process for a new Executive Director. We will be working with a national search firm, which will also serve as the point of contact for inquiries related to this process. We will keep you informed as further details come available.
Very best wishes!
Nan, Kevin and Craig Schwanfelder