Border Partners Personnel and advisors


Staff in Mexico

Juana Flores, Gardening Coordinator

Gricelda Loya Loya, Education Center Coordinator and Promotora President

Juan Rascon, Palomas, Community Coordinator

Juan Lares, Technical Support 

Health Promotora Team

Juana Flores, Gricelda Loya, Victoria Ibarra, Cruzdelia Simental

Staff in the USA

Samantha Apodaca, General Manager

Peter Edmunds, Founder (volunteer)

Polly Thomson Edmunds, Founder (volunteer)

Billie Greenwood, Website Manager (volunteer)

Helena Day Myers, Gardening Coordinator (volunteer)


Paul Dulin, Las Cruces, NM, USA

Elizabeth Burr, Las Cruces, NM, USA

Mary White, Las Cruces, NM, USA

Helena Day Myers, Columbus, NM, USA

Esther Melvin, Silver City, NM, USA


Tom Aageson, Santa Fe, NM, USA – Fundraising

Suzanne Booth Baraff, Pacific Palisades, CA, USA – Technology

Sheila Bjeltich, Columbus, NM, USA – Technology

Elizabeth Burr, Deming, NM, USA – Health

Don Farber, Columbus, NM, USA – Vehicle maintenance

Bill Knauss, Columbus, NM, USA – Biochar, engineering

Erin Ward, Las Cruces, NM, USA – water filtration issues


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