Our Board of Directors is made up of dedicated community members:
Board of Directors
Caren Shiozaki, President
Caren is a business executive who has led technologies departments in Fortune 1000 financial services and media companies. A native of the California Bay Area, she has lived in Hong Kong, Phoenix, Dallas, and have now been in Santa Fe for 4 years.
“The number of women in C-suite roles does not proportionally reflect the ratio of women in the US population. In mentoring aspiring female executives, it is apparent that we can sometimes be self-inhibiting by habits and perceptions developed when we were girls and young women. Girls Inc. lays the foundation for girls to grow into confident, strong women who can take on any challenges in life.”
Elizabeth Rice, Vice President
“Having lived in SF for over 35 years, I have enjoyed and continue to enjoy all that SF has to offer in terms of business, the outdoors, myriad cultural opportunities, and community. This is my home for life and I enjoy supporting various efforts within the community that strengthen our community. I consider GISF to be one of those enterprises.”
Tobey King, Treasurer
Tobey King retired in 2006 after 41 years in the chemical industry, the last 25 in marketing. His professional career spans 7 U.S. locations and travel to over 15 countries, several extensively. He advocates for youth not only through Girls Inc. of Santa Fe, but also high-school “SMART” tutoring and assistance with a therapeutic riding program.
One of his few career regrets is that he never worked for a woman. His favorite example of a strong, smart, and bold woman is his daughter, through whose efforts the University of North Carolina adopted in 1995 women’s lacrosse as a varsity sport, earlier than it otherwise would.
Sheila Vaughn, Secretary
Sheila is a psychologist with 30 years of experience dealing with adolescent and family issues. She also taught developmental psychology classes for 20 years at the University of California, Irvine.
“I believe that programs like those offered at Girls Inc. can help prevent many of the problems that bring young girls into therapy.”
The Advisory Council provides technical or professional expertise, advice and support to the organization and its board for specific situations. Engagement of the members is on an as-needed basis.
Dan Cron, Criminal Law
Stephen Lucht, Information Technology
Kris Michaelis, Human Resource Management
Honorary Board Members
Martha Burk, former New Mexico Senior Policy Advisor on Women’s Issues
Caroline B. Burnett