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Who We Are: Staff 


Christopher Goett, MSW – President & CEO



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Throughout his career, Goett has been actively involved with community development and civic engagement in low-income neighborhoods across the country. Prior to joining the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Goett served as the first Executive Director for the Wescom Foundation, where he provided and managed the strategic direction for all Foundation processes involving grantmaking, development, board governance, and community impact programs supporting Southern California. During his tenure, he developed the Foundation’s first three-year strategic plan, created rigorous financial and operational protocols, implemented a cloud-based constituent relationship management (CRM) system for grants management, and coordinated extensive governance trainings for the Foundation’s volunteer Board of Directors.

Goett graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University and earned a Master of Social work degree with an emphasis on community organizing and economic development from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He was named a 2014 PLACES Fellow with the Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities. He and his wife Julie have been frequent visitors to New Mexico throughout their marriage. Julie started her college education at the College of Santa Fe. Together they enjoy hiking, volunteering, and traveling.


Kevin Sokol-White, CPA – Chief Financial Officer

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Kevin Sokol-White, Senior Vice President for Finance & Operations, oversees the recording and reporting of financial information, the monitoring of investment performance, and the building, personnel, and technology operations at the Foundation. In 2017, Kevin retired from a 30-year career in energy and finance and public accounting. His work took him to South America, the Middle East, Africa, and the former Soviet republics. After spending his career in the for-profit sector, Kevin feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to join the Foundation early in January of 2019.

Kevin has an undergraduate and graduate degree in Accounting from the University of Mississippi and has been a CPA since 1990. After being a part of the Santa Fe community on a part-time basis for over a decade, Kevin and his husband, Chris, a personal trainer made Santa Fe their permanent home in July 2017. They love their dogs, all kinds of adventure, and international travel and like to spend their spare time staying active in the gym and with spinning, skiing, and hiking.


Gabriela Gómez – Vice President for Advancement

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Gabriela Gómez joined the Santa Fe Community Foundation in February of 2019 as Director of Development and manages the day-to-day financial resource development and donor strategies of the Foundation. In addition to developing and managing philanthropic relationships, Gabriela works in close collaboration with colleagues on achieving the Foundation’s mission.

She is a first generation New Mexican, Mexican-American with Albuquerque roots and has worked in both the private and nonprofit sector. Prior to joining SFCF, Gabriela worked at the Albuquerque Community Foundation.

Gabriela takes great pride in New Mexico and is excited to now call Santa Fe home. When not at the office, she likes to spend her free time either exercising, cooking, reading, eating (foodie!), or visiting with loved ones.


Diane Addis – Philanthropy & Grant Associate

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Diane Addis serves as the Philanthropy and Grant Associate. Originally from El Paso, Texas, Diane spent almost 40 years in San Diego. With a strong interest in theatre, Diane performed in numerous productions in the San Diego area. She also spent 24 years in the Development Department at The Old Globe Theatre. After a brief stint in Boise, Idaho, Diane and her husband Adam made the much-desired move to Santa Fe – not only to be closer to family, but to enjoy all the wonderful things New Mexico has on offer. Diane and Adam spend their free time taking drives and exploring new areas, enjoying museums and galleries, and generally eating their way through the state.


Sarah Amador-Guzmán – Director of Development

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Sarah Amador-Guzmán joined the Santa Fe Community Foundation as Program Director of Education and Opportunity Santa Fe and now serves as the Director of Development. Originally from El Paso, TX, Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Foreign Languages from New Mexico State University and a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University. Sarah lives in Santa Fe with her husband Juan, and two daughters, Valentina and Victoria. Her passion for Education Policy began a decade ago with her work at the New Mexico Legislative Education Study Committee, where she worked as a Fiscal Analyst overseeing the use of state funds in public education.


Yolanda Cruz – Philanthropy HUB Coordinator

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Yolanda served as the Health Councils and Community Coordinator for the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership from 2013 – 2015, an initiative housed at the Santa Fe Community Foundation. Now, as the Philanthropy HUB Coordinator, Yolanda oversees our professional development programs from support for boards to leadership cohorts and workshops addressing fundraising, communications, finance, and strategic planning.

Yolanda is a longtime community champion who has collaborated with and learned from Strong Families NM, Tewa Women United, El Valle Community Center and Con Alma Health Foundation. She has served as the Program Coordinator for San Miguel County DWI, Director of the San Miguel County Family & Community Health Council and Community Coordinator for the UNM BA/MD summer practicum. Yolanda has co-hosted a radio show addressing women’s issues and social change, Our Opinion – Let’s Talk About It, and has held many volunteer and community advisory roles in northern New Mexico.

A life-long New Mexican, Yolanda grew up in Gallup before relocating closer to her family’s roots in the Mora/Las Vegas area. She spent 36 years there and raised 3 wonderful children. Yolanda serves as a Getaway family for 12 United World College students from around the world and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren at every opportunity.


Diane Hamamoto – Director of Grants & Community Impact

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Diane serves as the Director of Grants & Community Impact for the Foundation. She supports grants and scholarship committees as well as those of fundholders who have their own grant or scholarship programs, processing outgoing grants and scholarships, as well as managing incoming grants from Foundation funders.

Born in Los Angeles, Diane flew the coop early to earn a BS in Natural Resources (Wildlife Management) at The University of Michigan, and then continued her sojourn east to Boston where she practiced her degree with wildlife of a different sort. Living in New Mexico for the past 19 years, her passions include gardening, cooking, and fine dining whenever possible.


Lily Horwath – Senior Communications & Marketing Manager


Lily is a creative, vision-driven communications and marketing professional with over six years of experience in Santa Fe's nonprofit sector. In addition to her ongoing work as a freelance graphic designer and marketing consultant, Lily most recently served Performance Santa Fe as its Communications + Marketing Manager, a role that oversaw all aspects of the cultural nonprofit's strategic branding, marketing, and communications. An original and holistic thinker, she is a true brand builder with a proven record of creating innovative campaigns, driving brand awareness, and growing new audiences. She is thrilled to join the wonderful team at the Santa Fe Community Foundation in May 2021. .

Lily values kindness, empathy, and equity. She cares deeply about New Mexico and its people, land, and art. A native of New York who was raised in France and Maryland, Lily studied the Great Books at St. John's College in addition to literature and fine art at New College of Florida, from which she graduated in 2013. She enjoys reading, learning new art forms, and going on long walks with her dog, Maple, in addition to spending time with her husband, family, and friends.


Ona Johnson – Board & Community Relations Liaison


I am honored to join the Santa Fe Community Foundation team as the Director of Dollars4Schools. As a native Santa Fean and graduate of Santa Fe Public Schools myself, I bring a personal and local perspective to Dollars4Schools, a program that is genuinely dear to my heart. My background in public relations and the arts, and my prior experience in public relations and as the Statewide Director of New Mexico’s Centennial, has provided me with unique opportunities to work closely with many with New Mexico educators and students. I look forward to continuing my work with the dedicated teachers right here in Santa Fe. As a parent of two children, I am especially aware of the obstacles teachers and students encounter, and I look forward to this opportunity to provide a funding resource to Santa Fe’s educators. Dollars4Schools is an amazing program, and I enthusiastically take the lead in its path forward – making a difference in public school classrooms every day in Santa Fe.


Adam Latham – Finance Manager

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Adam Latham works as the Finance Manager at SFCF processing vendor and grant payments. He and his wife, Diane, moved to Santa Fe from Boise, Idaho, to be closer to family and to enjoy the cultural richness of northern New Mexico. For the past 20 years, he has worked in a variety of accounting roles (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll) for non-profit arts organizations. He is excited to join the Finance team at SFCF and contribute to the Foundation’s mission. In their down time, he and his wife visit the many galleries, museums, and restaurants in Santa Fe.


Stacy Lytle – Finance Associate

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Stacy is a divorced mom of 3 teenagers, ages 14, 16 and 17. Maggie is in 8th grade at Santa Fe Prep, Pluto is a sophomore at NMSA but heading to the master’s Program next year, and Evie is a Senior at Santa Fe Prep, heading to the University of Utah next year.

She moved to Santa Fe from Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2016. Her family moved many times while she was growing up, mostly in the Rocky Mountain and Plains states. They ended up in Oklahoma when she was in high school, and she graduated from Oklahoma State in 1996 with a degree in Math.

Stacy worked as an engineering technician and a programmer until she had her first child. After staying home with her children for 15 years, she decided to rejoin the workforce and has been working as a bookkeeper for the past 2 years for a local custom home builder. Stacy and her partner Brady have 2 dogs and 2 cats, and they enjoy taking care of their property and being with family. Stacy is very excited to be joining Santa Fe Community Foundation!


Cecily Martin – Philanthropy Associate

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Cecily Martin serves as Philanthropy Associate. Originally from Chicago, Cecily fell in love with New Mexico at age 11 on a family trip and moved to Santa Fe in 2002 to attend St. John’s College. After graduating, she moved back to Chicago where she received a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Roosevelt University. Cecily moved back to Santa Fe in 2013 to raise her family in New Mexico. Prior to her work at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Cecily worked in human resources, admissions, and hospitality sales. In her free time, Cecily enjoys cycling, cooking, spending time with her kids and friends, and playing Scrabble.


Annmarie McLaughlin – Senior Director of Community Programs

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Annmarie McLaughlin works closely with SFCF’s leadership and a deeply engaged programmatic team to steward the organization’s community leadership work in our priority areas of interest: cultural vibrancy, economic security and opportunity, educational success and career pathways, health and wellbeing, and sustainable agriculture and stewardship of resources. Her role addresses keeping this work aligned with the Foundation’s broad strategic goals and assessing the impact of this activity. Annmarie holds a BFA from New York University. Her lifelong professional development pursuits include mediation, work with the Alternatives to Violence Project, narrative healing, anti-racism, and community leadership. Annmarie spends her free time with her adult sons, cooking (and eating!), listening to audio books, and floating on New Mexico’s rivers. She has been with the Santa Fe Community Foundation since 2005.


Charles Rountree – Controller



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Charles Rountree, Controller, serves as the assistant to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations. His responsibilities include investment reconciliations, preparation of donor statements, and fund activity analysis. Charles also provides financial reporting support for MoGro and Impact Investing.

After graduating from Georgia State University with a degree in Accounting, he began his career in Atlanta working in hospitality. Charles returned to his hometown of Birmingham to assist his family in opening and operating a restaurant. He then worked for several years with a regional insurance agency.

Charles and his husband moved to Santa Fe in 2014. He is active in the community as a volunteer, primarily with the Santa Fe Opera and the Church of the Holy Faith. He is an enthusiastic bicyclist, an avid reader, and a lousy gardener.


Phyllis Tonika – Office Coordinator




Originally a Chicago city girl, Phyllis started her career in Advertising, Marketing, and Publishing as Production/Project Manager. She worked with clients that included Gillette, Sears, Bausch & Lomb, and MacDonald’s. Her career continued in publishing, including GuestLife New Mexico Magazine, Outside Magazine, New Mexico Magazine, and The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. She also worked in nonprofit work as Executive Assistant at Hope House, an organization that provided a living facility for people with HIV/AIDS. Later, worked with Santa Fe Pro Musica.

Thirty years ago, she visited an old friend from Chicago who lived in Santa Fe and moved out to The Land of Enchantment a year later to start a new journey. Phyllis has lived in Santa Fe, Cerrillos, Moriarty and Ojo Caliente, and is currently living in heaven on nine acres in Galisteo. She calls herself a city girl gone pioneer woman.

Personal interests include good, strong coffee in the morning, hiking, walking, road trips, Southwest folklore, discovering hidden gem towns, thrift shopping, travel, writing short stories, Halloween, collecting heart shaped rocks, essential oils, enjoying time with friends, spreading kindness. Phyllis is living out her sense of adventure and passion to learn.


Jennipher Trujillo – Senior Manager of People and Culture



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Jennipher Trujillo joined the Santa Fe Community Foundation in January of 2022 as Senior Manager of People and Culture. This role is critical to shaping and implementing the Foundation’s strategy pertaining to organizational culture and staff development. She will work closely with senior staff and be responsible for planning, development, and execution of all internal human resources, people development, and organizational culture for the Foundation.

She is a sixth generation New Mexican and lives with her wife Michelle Aucoin, a local attorney, and their two dogs Brody and Bernice. They have lived and worked in Los Angeles, New York, Portland, and Minneapolis. Prior to joining SFCF, Jennipher worked at the Santa Fe Institute in the HR department.

In 2011, Jennipher’s passion for food and travel lead her to study at the French Culinary Institute based in New York and ALMA Culinary school in Parma, Italy. When she is not cooking, she enjoys, music, art, and spending time with friends and family.