NMCTR Board

Our Board is made up of community members who donate their time on a volunteer basis. They provide oversight and governance and recognize their responsibility with donations of both time and money. We are proud to enjoy 100% participation from the Board for financial contributions on an annual basis.

Shelley Phelan

Shelley Phelan

President

Board President Shelley was born in Albuquerque and raised in Carlsbad, New Mexico. She has a BA in Marketing from NMSU and a degree from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. After spending 17 years in Dallas, Shelley and her family moved home to NM in 2002. Shelley spent many years in retail, advertising, and marketing and worked for the Dallas Morning News before relocating to Santa Fe. NMCTR is one of many community organizations she has been involved with through the years including CASA, Many Mothers, Habitat for Humanity, SFPS, and Boys and Girls Club. Shelley has volunteered for NMCTR since 2014, including lessons, horse care, volunteer coordinator, committees, board of directors, and Board President. NMCTR gives Shelley the opportunity to combine her love of horses (including her 12 yr old mare, Luna) with her desire to help those in need.

Nancy Desiderio

Nancy Desiderio

Treasurer (Interim)

Nancy grew up in Albuquerque. She earned a B.A. in political science from Swarthmore College. After living in AL and WA, Nancy returned home for good. She and her spouse, Mike, moved to Pecos, NM, and she commenced law school at the University of New Mexico. After graduating, Nancy worked for the U.S. District Court in Santa Fe, and was on the Board of the Pecos Valley Medical Center. Nancy is the oldest of eight children, six adopted. Her parents became treatment foster care parents when she was in high school, giving her experience with people facing physical, mental, emotional, and financial challenges. Nancy is a rider with the NMCTR program, keeping her mobile despite having multiple sclerosis. She and her family love working at the barn and taking care of the NMCTR "herd."

Marilyn Miller

Marilyn Miller

Board Member

Bio Coming Soon!

Tony O'Brien

Tony O'Brien

Board Member

Bio Coming Soon!

Dewey Vaughn

Dewey Vaughn

Board Member

Mr. Vaughn holds an MBA, BS in Business, Specialization in Project Management, CMC, CBMC, graduated Summa Cum Laude, and is a member of Delta Mu Delta International Honors Society. He is a business owner, business consultant/coach, serial entrepreneur, and an M&A Sr. Advisor. Mr. Vaughn is a Master Mason of the Freemasons, serves as Co-President of an HOA, and holds a board seat with NMCTR. Mr. Vaughn has experience in various industries, to include Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, and RE having purchased, operated, and sold these businesses. Having been a business owner most of his life, he understands the complexities of business. Working as a CFO in a Private Equity firm and working with many Venture Capital companies gives him a comprehensive understanding of capital markets and investment strategies.​ He has experience as a management consultant, helping companies work through opera

Advisory Board

Dr. Stuart Garber, Dr. Garber’s Natural Solutions and Maxwell Pet by Dr. Garber
Greg Gonzales
Mike Phelan, Deloitte Consulting
Michael Rawn, NMCTR Co-Founder
Steve Rymer
Tom Smart