Board of Directors


Our effort is overseen by a board of directors drawn from the area’s leading research, financial and scientific organizations. It is supported by an active network of volunteers who constitute an advisory board that counsels the board on sfComplex’s programs and direction. The advisory board also serves as a reservoir of expertise for the programs offered at sfComplex.

Board of Directors
The board of directors unites the major local organizations from the industry, education, and government sectors to help with fund raising and operations, and to ensure sfComplex is a major asset to the community. The members include:
* Stephen Guerin, Chairman - Redfish Group
* Don Begley, Secretary/Treasurer - Santa Fe Complex, Executive Director
* Ed Angel - UNM ARTSLab
* Randy Burge
* Fidel Gutierrez - Senior Vice President, Los Alamos National Bank
* Irene Lee - Santa Fe Institute Project GUTS and SIM program leader
* Ben Lichtner - Student Researcher
* John Miner – Intel
* Steve Smith – LAVA / Los Alamos Lab visualization scientist (retired)
* David Stout - College of Santa Fe computational artist
* Talaya White - Project GUTS
* Chris Wood – VP, Santa Fe Institute
* Roy Wroth

Staff
Don Begley is the executive director of Santa Fe Complex. He comes to sfComplex from enchantment Magazine, where he served for 14 years as its editor. Before that, he was an executive at Public Service Company of New Mexico. Don received his MBA from the University of New Mexico. His BA in Spanish and linguistics is also from UNM.

Susan Ashford is operations manager of Santa Fe Complex. Her office management experience spans many industries (non-profits, aviation, oil-field equipment fabrication, education, health-care) and many skills (human resources, management accounting, foreign language interpreting, event planning).  She has traveled extensively and moved to Santa Fe because of its intellectual and artistic activity.

Advisory Board
The Board of Directors is assisted by an advisory board of local complexity practitioners, businessmen and artists. They are all committed to making it a success and will be volunteering their services to assist in day-to-day operations. This board consists of:
* Shawn Barr brings a background in evolutionary psychology and interest in agent behavior from his studies at Clark University.
* Owen Densmore is a principal in Redfish Group. He has 30 years experience at Xerox PARC, Apple and Sun.
* Tom Johnson is professor emeritus of journalism at San Francisco State and co-founder of the Institute for Analytic Journalism.
* Michael Kauffman is a facilitator, consultant, and experiential educator, focusing on strategy formation, complex problem solving, innovative product and service design, and organizational transformation.
* Orlando Leibovitz is an artist whose current work involves the relationship of color to music and the relationship of words to images.
* Cory Metcalf is a moving image and sound artist whose work explores the intersection of human performance, real-time media systems and responsive installation environments
* Paul Paryski, a former U.S. diplomat, UNDP Chief Technical Advisor, is on the Governors Blue Ribbon Water Task Force and the Rivernetwork Board of Trustees.
* Jack Stafurik works with scientists and entrepreneurs in the Santa Fe and Los Alamos area to help them set up technology-based start-ups.
* Nick Thompson joins us in Santa Fe after nearly 40 years as a professor of psychology at Clark University in Massachusetts and as a free-lance writer.
* Dave West heads the complexity science effort at the College of Santa Fe. He is an educator, software designer, author, anthropologist.

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