Staff and Board of Directors
Dr. Joan B. Woodard, Board Chair
For over 25 years, Dr. Joan Woodard has been a leader and contributor to energy technology, technology strategy, and national security technology, and is currently a consultant and serves on government and private boards both nationally and internationally. Dr. Woodard retired from Sandia National Laboratories where she served over 35 years and for ten years as an Executive Vice President and Deputy Laboratories Director.
Dr. Woodard currently serves on the U.S. Army Science Board, advisory boards for three national laboratories, and US Congressional Commission to Assess the Vulnerabilities of the US Infrastructure to Electro Magnetic Pulse. Dr. Woodard is a lifetime member of the Society of Women Engineers and a member of the International Women’s Forum. She also serves as a director of Research Corporation for Science Advancement, a 103-year-old foundation dedicated to fundamental science. She has served on the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board, Intelligence Science Board, and the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. She has also served as a corporate director for PNM Resources, Inc., the electric power company serving Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Dr. Woodard has been honored by the Albuquerque Journal as One of Twenty Women to Watch in the 21st Century and as One of 20 Women Making a Difference in New Mexico (2009). She was named one of 100 Power Brokers by New Mexico Business Magazine, was awarded the U.S. Secretary of Energy Achievement Award (2008), and the U. S. Air Force Award for Meritorious Civilian Service (2009). She holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley; a M.S. in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University; and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the Missouri University of Science & Technology.
Dr. Woodard has been a part time resident of Taos Ski Valley since 2000 and a patron and supporter of the Taos School of Music since that time. She has been a young artist concert sponsor since concert sponsorships were first established, and member of the board since 2015.
Kathleen Anderson, Vice Chair
Kathleen, daughter of Chilton and Judith Anderson, spent her childhood growing up with the Taos School of Music and became the school’s executive director from 2007 to 2018. She received her B. A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Physical Anthropology. Kathleen has a passion for wildlife and spent her early career as a primate keeper at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, FL and in 1993 worked with chimpanzees at the Jane Goodall Institute in Burundi, Africa. Currently, Kathleen works as a researcher for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep recovery program.
Louis J. Sturbois, III, Secretary
Lou Sturbois has served as a member of the Taos School of Music Board of Directors since 2004. Lou was a career Army officer, serving in a variety of command and staff positions, retiring as a Colonel in 1993, whereupon he and Bambi moved to Taos. During his career, he served on the Army Staff, was Associate Professor of English at West Point, commanded the 2d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, and was Director of the Center for Army Leadership and Commander, Battle Command Training Program, at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from West Point, a Master of Arts Degree in English and American Literature from Indiana University, and is a graduate of the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College and the National War College. Lou and Bambi spent nine years serving in Germany and the Netherlands, where their love for classical music was nurtured and enhanced.
Lou and Bambi were married in 1963, and have two daughters, Jennifer Henderson, of Louisville, CO, and Adrienne Kringen, of Portland, OR, and four grandsons. Since moving to Taos, they have been parishioners at St. James Episcopal Church. Lou is a past president of Habitat for Humanity and of Lions Club. For the past fifteen years, he has enjoyed being a part-time ski instructor at Taos Ski Valley. His hobbies include skiing, hunting and fishing. Lou and Bambi enjoy traveling, both in the U. S. with their RV, and abroad in Europe.
Fred Winter, Treasurer
Fred Winter is president and founder of Heritage Trust Company and President of TaosCPA. He holds an M.B.A in Finance from Columbia University and is a certified public accountant in the state of NM and KS. Fred has served on the boards of Taos County Chamber of Commerce, Peoples Bank of Taos, Rocky Mountain Youth Corp and Taos Community Foundation. He was a member and former chairperson of the Personal Financial Planning Committee NM Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has served on the Taos School of Music board since 2008.
Violinist Robert Anemone is an alumnus of the Taos School of Music 2013 and 2014 Young Artist Programs. Currently he is a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Robert was First Prize winner of the 2015 Hudson Valley Philharmonic Strings Competition, the 2013-14 New England Conservatory Violin Competition, and the 2007 Concord Young Artist Competition, he has appeared as a soloist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Concord Symphony, University of Evansville Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory Philharmonia, and others, as well as in recital in the United States and Europe. Robert is currently a member of the second violin section of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
From 2015 to 2017 Robert was a member of the Larchmere String Quartet, which gave recitals and masterclasses across the United States and Canada. During the summer of 2019, he took on the role of acting second violinist of the Jasper String Quartet as they toured across the United States. Previous appointments include section first violinist with the North Carolina Symphony; concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic and part of the Eykamp String Quartet, whose members served as the faculty artists-in-residence at the University of Evansville; and principal second violin of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, where he also served numerous times as acting concertmaster. Other orchestral engagements include appearances as guest concertmaster with Indianapolis Opera and Orchestra Kentucky.
A graduate of James Buswell’s studio at the New England Conservatory (BM 2012, MM 2014), Robert was a recipient of the Dorothy J. Bales ’41 Violin Scholarship and was awarded the 2014 Gunther Schuller medal for outstanding graduate study. He has been on the faculty of the University of Evansville, the St. Paul Chamber Music Institute, the Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop, the North Carolina Chamber Music Institute, the Lamar Stringfield Music Camp, and the North Bennet Street School.
Greta is currently Executive Director of the Millicent Rogers Museum. She is nationally known in the museum world, having served as president of the Western Museums Association and as vice president of the National Association for Museum Exhibitions. She also serves as a museum accreditation reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums. She received the Governor’s Award for the Promotion of Cultural Tourism in Oregon and a national Award of Excellence from the American Association of Museums and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
BT Coleman has served as CEO and Interim CEO to a number of software and services companies. BT joined IBM after college, but left IBM to get his MBA at the Harvard Business School. Later, he became the CEO of a software company, Boole & Babbage, and then the president of Informatics which gave him solid experience in the nascent field of software products. Later, he was asked either to revive or bury a large number of other software and computer professional services or processing services companies. He was usually retained by venture capital investors in the company or by the Board of Directors, frequently to replace the company founder who was unable to manage the company after it had grown to a certain size. There were more than 20 of these “company doctor” assignments over an extended period of time. In retirement he is a mover of charitable boards and is a mentor to individuals wanting help in their business careers.
Ron spent his working career in the financial industry, first as a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Liberal, KS, dealing with individual investors, then as a General Partner serving in the management of Edward Jones in St. Louis. He was the manager of the Branch Administration and Development functions of the firm, including the hiring, training, compensation and supervision of our national network of branch offices.
Upon retirement Ron and his wife, Carol, moved to Taos, NM, where he endeavored to improve both his skiing and painting. Ron knew Chilton Anderson from the early 1980’s as a ski instructor at Taos Ski Valley, and became a donor to the Taos School of Music as a result of knowing him.
Ron strives to use skills and knowledge from his Edward Jones career in serving on the Board of Trustees of Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, where he served as board chair and chair of the Executive Committee, and the board of Taos School of Music where he is currently board chair.
Ron is a member of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Arizona Plein Air Painters Association, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Outdoor Painters Society, Taos Plein Air Painters and Taos Artist Organization.
Linda has a B.A. from Scripps College, Claremont, CA and a Master’s of Environmental Design from Yale University, New Haven, CT. Born in CA, she lived in NM for several years, teaching at the TSV Ski School under the tutelage of Jean Mayer and Chilton Anderson. During the summer, she attended St. John’s College in Santa Fe where she earned her Master’s in Liberal Education and also met her husband, Peter Talty. Her consulting work and research emphasized community resource management and public art projects.
Linda currently lives in Southampton, NY and part-time in Taos, NM, where she maintains an active community life, working on cultural and environmental initiatives as well as historic preservation. She serves on the Southampton Historical Museum Board of Trustees, the SH Village Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability, the SH Town Solid Waste Advisory Committee, the Board of Visitors and Governors for St. John’s College, and the Board of Directors for the Taos School of Music.
James W. White
A native of Tennessee, Jim has had a long-standing interest in classical music and public service. He served on the Board of Directors of the Nashville Symphony, concluding his service in 2020 when he and his wife Carol retired to Taos. While on the Board, he served as Chair of the Artistic Planning Committee and as a member of the Finance and Executive Committees. He was a member of the Nashville Symphony Chorus from 2006-2018, including service as President of the Chorus. During his tenure, the Chorus recorded multiple works with the orchestra on the Decca and Naxos labels, including Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition under the direction of Leonard Slatkin (which included a choral setting of the final movement), and Corigliano’s Dylan Thomas Trilogy. In addition, he was a long-standing member of the Board of Intersection Music, a contemporary classical group in Nashville formed to champion new music, working closely with its artistic director to provide a wide range of artistic, programming, financial, and legal advice.
He has been a licensed attorney for 36 years, graduating magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1986, where he served as editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. He divided his time practicing law between private practice and public service. He served as counsel to the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the Tennessee General Assembly from 2001-2003 and as counsel to the House Finance Ways & Means Committee from 2000-2003. He also served as Executive Director of the Fiscal Review Committee of the Tennessee General Assembly from 2003-2011, an entity responsible for estimating the cost of proposed legislation and providing budget revenue estimates for the State of Tennessee. Early in his career, he served as a Congressional Legislative Assistant from 1980-1986. In 2015, Jim co-founded and was elected managing partner of the law firm of Farmer Purcell White & Lassiter, PLLC, where he practiced business law, health care regulatory law, and dispute resolution. Although Jim retired from the active practice of law in 2020, he remains affiliated with the firm, now named Belcher, Sykes, Harrington, PLLC, in an of counsel capacity. He is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, the Tennessee Supreme Court, and is a Master of the Bench (emeritus) of the Harry Phillips Inn of Court in Nashville.
Mr. White has written extensively on legal and public policy issues. His essay “Weighing the Policy Implications of Justice at Risk” appeared in the May-June 2014 issue of the legal journal Adjudicature. His article “Inconvenient Justice” appeared in the August 2013 issue of the Nashville Bar Journal. He has also written op-ed pieces published in The Tennessean newspaper on federal and state budget policy.
Jim is an instrument-rated pilot who flies patients for medical treatment through Angel Flight and is a search and rescue mission pilot for the Civil Air Patrol. In addition to flying, he enjoys piano, golf, diving, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, and other outdoor activities.
Assistant to the Director