Category: Board

Learn more about the people who make the Coe Center and its mission their passion.

Director, Chair: Ben Allison

Director, Chair: Ben Allison Ben Allison represents Native artists, art and literary estates, museums, and other arts organizations in his day job as a lawyer. He is the co-founder of Bardacke Allison LLP in Santa Fe, an intellectual property and commercial trial law...

Director, Vice Chair: Kenneth Johnson

Director, Vice-Chair: Kenneth Johnson (Muskogee/Seminole) Kenneth Johnson is a contemporary Native American designer and metalsmith with a career spanning over two decades. His career achievements include a one-man show at the Creek Council House Museum, the 2005...

Director, President: Rachel de W. Wixom

Director (ex officio), President: Rachel de W. Wixom Rachel is the President and Executive Director of the Coe, having led the development of the current center from idea to reality. Her extensive experience includes ten years as Head of Publications of the Whitney...

Director, Secretary: Vanessa Elmore

Director, Secretary: Vanessa Elmore (Colombian-American) Vanessa Elmore is a professional art appraiser, specializing in Art of the Americas, and has been in the art industry for over twenty years. Based in Santa Fe, she has handled countless numbers of art objects,...

Director, Treasurer: Mark Jordan

Director, Treasurer: Mark Jordan Mark Jordan was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has over thirty years’ experience in insurance company accounting, financial examination, budget preparation and management. He is presently retired from his position as Chief Examiner...

Director: Randy J. Brokeshoulder

Randy J. Brokeshoulder is of Hopi, Navajo, and Absentee Shawnee heritage. He is a third-generation katsina carver and the great-grandson to Guy Maktima of Hotevilla—Third Mesa, Arizona. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as a finance banker and...