Our Team

Meet the people who operate your Community Foundation 

Terra V. Winter PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer

Terra joined the Community Foundation team in June 2017 as the Executive Director. Previously, she served as the Associate Vice President for Development at the New Mexico State University Foundation in which she was involved in the campus’s most ambitious campaign to raise $125 million.  Previous to this position, Terra served as the Assistant Dean for Donor Development and Alumni Relations for the College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences.  Her love for the NMSU Aggies and NM Agriculture drives her continued connection as an alumna and donor.

As a lifelong New Mexico resident, Terra is passionate about nonprofit work throughout the state.  Her professional background includes ten years with Mesilla Valley Hospice where she served the organization in many facets of community outreach, education, fundraising and board development.  She has volunteered for multiple organizations including the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce and the Junior League of Las Cruces.

Terra obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, minoring in Health Sciences, and a Master of Public Health from NMSU.  She completed her Interdisciplinary Doctorate with an emphasis in philanthropy, nonprofit management and leadership in December of 2017.

Contact Terra at info@cfsnm.org or 575.521.4794 ext. 104.


Savannah Zamora, Finance, Scholarship and Grants Coordinator

Savannah joined the Community Foundation in November 2020 as the Administration and Scholarship Coordinator. Graduating from NMSU in 2012, she received her Bachelors of Business Administration as well as her New Mexico Board of Dental Healthcare License in 2011.

Savannah has volunteered and participated in several local community programs including the Mission of Mercy offering free public dental healthcare, Shop for the Cure raising money for breast cancer research and the Bataan Memorial Death March that honors the fallen soldiers and survivors of the Bataan Death March that took place during WWII.

As a native Las Crucen, Savannah is excited to be part of a foundation where she can see the value and impact on the community she loves dearly where she grew up.  She is dedicated to providing support and opportunities for the people of southern New Mexico.

Contact Savannah at info@cfsnm.org or (575) 521-4794 ext. 102


Valeria Arriaga, Administrative and Operations Coordinator

Valeria joined the Community Foundation in February of 2022 as the Administrative and Operations Coordinator. She graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Clothing, Textiles, and Fashion Merchandising from the Colleges of ACES.

Growing up in Las Cruces, Valeria has valued the importance of supporting small business and encouraging others to so the same. Being a part of a team that values community, support to others, and teamwork are a few reasons why she is happy to be a part of CFSNM.

Contact Valeria at info@cfsnm.org or 575.521.4794 ext. 101.