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 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 firm. Ben...

Director, Vice Chair: Kenneth Johnson

Director, Vice-Chair: Kenneth Johnson (Muskogee/Seminole) Kenneth 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 Santa Fe...

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: Gerald G. Stiebel

Director, Secretary: Gerald G. Stiebel Gerald has been an art dealer for over fifty years specializing in the arts of Europe. He has lectured and written articles and run various associations of art dealers. The most important being the International Confederation of...

Director: Vanessa Elmore

Director: Vanessa Elmore (Colombian-American) Vanessa 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 arts objects, spanning from...

Director: Mark Jordan

Director: Mark Jordan Mark was born in New Mexico. He has over thirty years’ experience in the insurance, budget management and preparation business. Not only is he a certified and accredited financial examiner, but is currently Chief Examiner at the Office of...