BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Elizabeth Manak is a South Asia and nonproliferation specialist. In her thirty plus years with the Central Intelligence Agency, Elizabeth worked in a variety of positions both in the US and abroad. Elizabeth also was Chief for Community Collection Strategies in the Office of Weapons Intelligence and Nonproliferation and Executive Officer for the Nonproliferation Center. From 1996 to 1998 she was Deputy Director in the Department of Energy’s Office of Intelligence where she managed a unit of intelligence analysts and provided direction and oversight to the analytic processes and products of the intelligence components at the National Laboratories. At DOE she also served as Division Chief for Nuclear Weapons Analysis, overseeing programs of analysis at the National Laboratories.
A California native who grew up on Guam, Elizabeth received her B.A. and M.A. in History from California State University and her Ph.D. in South Asian History and Agricultural Economics on an East West Center Grant at the University of Hawaii.
Meryl is a facilitator, mediator and executive coach specializing in leadership and organizational development. She has extensive experience as a senior executive in for profit and non-profit organizations and ten years as an independent television producer. She began her career as a trial lawyer and subsequently worked as a senior executive at NBC and Group W. Productions. She produced forty hours of television including the award-winning HBO series “Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child” and served two terms as Chairman/ CEO and three terms as Treasurer of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Pamela Phillips, Esq.
Pamela Phillips began her legal career as a federal prosecutor, working as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia, Penn. She was ranked as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California” and repeatedly honored as a “Super Lawyer” in Northern California, where she practiced. She retired from Arnold & Porter LLP at the end of 2016, where she had been the Chair of the law firm’s Attorney Liability Practice Group. She enjoys mentoring young lawyers, and continues mentoring young women today.
Dr. Hutchison's professional trajectory has been deeply shaped by the political and economic context of twentieth-century Latin America, particularly U.S. intervention and the spread of authoritarian regimes. Concerns about social justice, democracy, and human rights have driven her engagement with Chilean history, as well as the study of labor, gender, and sexuality in 20th-century Latin America.
In addition to UNM, where she has worked since 1998, Dr. Hutchison has held Fulbright teaching fellowships at the Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (2019) and the Universitat Romiro I Virgili, Tarragona, Spain (2005), as well as visiting positions at the Instituto de Desarollo Económico y Social, Argentina (2012), the Instituto de Estudios de la Mujer at the Universidad de Granada, Spain (2006), and the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (1999). She advises History and Latin American Studies graduate students who work on Chile, Argentina, and other Latin American countries, on topics ranging from LGBTQ, human rights, feminist, and indigenous movements to histories of reproduction and disability in twentieth-century Latin America.
Since 2020, she has served as Associate Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, developing enhanced support to faculty and staff who experience bullying, discrimination, and sexual harassment.
Dee Ann McIntyre
Dee Ann McIntyre retired from state legislative and lobbying career to Santa Fe where she serves on the board of the NM School for the Arts (NMSA.) She serves on the board of the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation in Wichita KS and on the Advisory Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in DC. She divides her time between homes in Santa Fe, Chicago, Wichita and Merida, Mexico. Her major interests are in art and travel.
Over her last 20 years of professional experience, Johanna has been an entrepreneur, educator and developer. Across these roles the thread connecting all of her work is fostering stronger social cohesion and healthier communities.
Johanna now serves as the Chief External Affairs Officer at Homewise, which encompasses many parts of the organization’s most visible work, including Community Development and Resource Development. She joined Homewise in 2018 to form and lead the organization’s community development strategy. In Albuquerque, her team leads commercial redevelopment projects that increase public safety, provide opportunities for inclusive economic development and foster cultural preservation. In Santa Fe, her portfolio of projects foster livelier, more walkable and affordable neighborhoods.
Before joining Homewise, Johanna lived for many years in New Orleans where she founded Grow Dat Youth Farm, a space for employment, education and leadership development for young adults. Johanna has a B.A. in American Studies from Tulane University. In 2018, she was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.