Rio Grande Chapter Executive Committee

Camila Feibelman, Director, 715-8388

David Coss, chair,
Mary Hotvedt, vice chair,
Laurence Gibson, secretary,, (915) 309-5419
Ray Shortridge, treasurer,
John Buchser, 820-0201
Susan 988-5206
Eric 776-2833
Jody Benson, Pajarito Group representative, 662-4782
Tom Gorman, Northern New Mexico Group representative, 438-3932
Kurt Anderson, Southern New Mexico Group representative, 
Fred Houdek, Central New Mexico Group representative, 809-4234
El Paso Group representative: Open

Offices and Staff

Albuquerque office

Office: 2215 Lead Avenue SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, (505) 243-7767
Office hours: 1 pm - 5 pm, Monday - Wednesday; 9am - 12 noon, Thursday

Camilla Feibelman, Rio Grande Chapter Director, 715-8388
Miya King-Flaherty, Our Wild New Mexico organizing representative, 243-7767 
Cecilia Chávez Beltrán, Excursiones a la Naturaleza de Nuevo Mexico (our Spanish-language outings program), 243-7767

Northern New Mexico office

Office: 1807 Second Street, Unit 45, Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 983-2703

Mona Blaber, chapter communications coordinator, 660-5905 
Claire McKnight, PAC treasurer,
Brintha Nathan, bookkeeper, 310-0595
Connie Huffmire, treasurer

Southern New Mexico office

Office: 350 El Molina, Las Cruces NM 88005

Antoinette Reyes, Southern NM organizer,, (575) 312-8332

Western New Mexico office

Robert Tohe, Our Wild America senior organizing representative, 774-6103

Sierra Club National

Office: 2101 Webster St., Suite 1300, Oakland, CA, 94612, (415) 977-5500

Local Groups

Central New Mexico Group

P.O. Box 25342, Albuquerque NM 87125
Chair: Fred Houdek (630)
Outings: Terry Owen, (505) 301-4349,

El Paso Group

P.O. Box 9191, El Paso TX 79995
Chair: Laurence Gibson, (915)

Northern New Mexico Group

1807 Second Street, Unit 45, Santa Fe NM 87505, (505) 983-2703
Chair: Teresa Seamster,, (505) 466-8964
Outings: Alan Shapiro,

Pajarito Group

P.O. Box 945, Los Alamos NM, 87544
Chair: Jody Benson, 662-4782

Southern New Mexico Group

P.O. Box 735, Mesilla NM, 88046
Chair: Howie Dash, 652-7550


Chapter outings chair: Terry Owen, (505) 301-4349,

Central New Mexico: Terrence Owen
El Paso: Laurence Gibson,
Northern New Mexico: Alan Shapiro,
Southern New Mexico: Howie Dash,

Inspiring Connections Outdoors:
New Mexico: Raymond Greenwell,, 516-312-5751
El Paso: Ted Mertig, 915-852-3011,

Military Outdoors Program: Terry Owen, (505) 301-4349,

Spanish-language outings: Cecilia Chávez Beltrán,

Action Teams

Bosque Action Team: Richard Barish, (505)
Otero Mesa Action Team: Amanda Munro,
Organ Mountains Desert Peaks: Howie Dash

Conservation Issues

Conservation Chair: Karl Braithwaite, 
Dairy: Camilla Feibelman
Energy/Climate Change: Karl Braithwaite,
Four Corners: Miya King-Flaherty
Methane: Camilla Feibelman,
Mining, Sand & Gravel: Allyson Siwik,
Nuclear Waste Storage: John Buchser, Patricia Cardona, Richard Barish, Don Hancock
Public Lands: Tom Gorman,
Water: John Buchser, (505)
Wildlife: Mary Katherine Ray (575) 772-5655,
Zero Waste: Northern New Mexico Group: Joe Eigner, 505-570-0583,; Central NM Group: Carol Chamberland,, 505-341-1027; Pajarito: Jody Benson,, 505-662-4782

Activism Teams

Communications Team: Chair: Shannon Romeling. Members: Laurence Gibson, John Buchser
Rio Grande Sierran Editorial Board: Laurence Gibson, Ken Hughes, Mary Katherine Ray, Jody Benson, David Coss, Shannon Romeling
Sierran Editor: Mona Blaber, (505) 660-5905,
Web Editor: Ellen Loehman,

Elections: Mona Blaber, Lynne Fischer, Claire McKnight
Finance: Chair: Ray Shortridge. Members: Brintha Nathan, Jim Baker, Claire McKnight, Connie Huffmire
Friends & Funds: Chair: Louise Jensen, 201-910-1716. Members: John Buchser, David Coss, Mark Rudd
Legal: Richard Barish, (505)
Legislative: Co-chairs: Melinda Smith, and Patricia Cardona,
Nominating: Mary Hotvedt, Michael DiRosa, John Buchser
Personnel: Chair: John Buchser. Members: David Coss, Laurence Gibson, Ken Hughes, Fred Houdek
Political Team: Chair: Richard Barish. Northern Group Rep: John Buchser; Central Rep: Ray Shortridge; Southern Rep: Kurt Anderson; Pajarito Rep: Jody Benson; El Paso Rep: Laurence Gibson; At large: David Coss, Susan Martin, Mary Hotvedt, Patricia Cardona
Political Compliance Officer: Richard Barish
Sierra Student Coalition: El Paso: Neysa Hardin,; Albuquerque/UNM: Keely Scheffler,, 303-217-1943

Youth Programs

The Global Warming Express: Genie Stevens, (statewide)

Bosquitos: Sarita Streng,, (505) 288-8713 (Albuquerque)
Inspiring Connections Outdoors
New Mexico: Raymond Greenwell,, 516-312-5751
El Paso: Ted Mertig, 915-852-3011,

Coalitions/Working Groups

America Votes: Richard Barish, Brittany Fallon
Chaco Coalition: Miya King-Flaherty, Robert Tohe, Teresa Seamster
Chihuahuan Desert Border Wall Coalition: Kurt Anderson,
Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy: Karl Braithwaite
Doña Ana County Coalition: Howie Dash
Environmental Alliance of New Mexico: Patricia Cardona, Melinda Smith, Brittany Fallon
Friends of the Rio Grande del Norte: Eric Patterson
Nuclear Waste Storage Coalition: John Buchner, Patricia Cardona
Rio Puerco Management Committee: Tom Gorman
Turquoise Trail Alliance: Denise Fort
Valles Caldera Coalition: Teresa Seamster

National, Regional Representatives

Council of Club Leaders Delegate: Shannon Romeling; Susan Martin, alternate
Building Healthy Communities Team Facilitator: Ken Hughes
BLM Subcommittee of the Wildlands Committee: Tom Gorman, Miya King-Flaherty
Rio Grande Water Fund: Teresa Seamster

Rio Grande image from Wikimedia Commons.

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