ICF New Mexico Board


Deborah-ThompsonPresident – Deborah Thompson

Deborah Thompson is a leadership, health and well-being coach who specializes in helping leaders and their teams to thrive in work and in life. She established her private coaching and consulting practice in 2019 after spending more than 30 years as an organizational leader and strategist for non-profit and public-sector organizations. Deborah is an ICF Certified Professional Certified Coach and CTW Whole Person Certified Coach, with additional certifications and education in Gallup Strengths, Positive Psychology and Well-Being, Positive Intelligence, DiSC, Five Behaviors of a Team, WHY.os and Playing Big. She is an instructor at Arizona State University in nonprofit strategic planning and board governance and consults with nonprofit organizations on topics related to board governance, executive leadership and organizational strategy. Deborah previously served on the ICF Arizona Board prior to relocating to Albuquerque in 2022.


Shelley LanierPast President – Shelley Lanier

Shelley Lanier is an organizational consultant and an International Coach Federation (ICF) professional certified coach (PCC). She has more than 25 years of experience as an organizational development consultant with an extensive background in developing leaders and executives in government, private sector, and non-profit organizations. She has helped leaders at all organizational levels, first-time supervisors to executives, increase their effectiveness, navigate organizational and personal change, better manage their teams, and integrate their personal learning to achieve professional and personal success.


Treasurer – Kim Kerr

Kim Kerr is a college assistant professor at New Mexico State University (NMSU), teaching finance, risk management, and insurance courses. Kim also has a consulting business and recently added coaching to her practice. Kim joined NMSU in 2019 after four years as a risk management director at an insurance brokerage. Kim retired from local government in California after 22 years, with experience as a city manager, assistant county manager, department head, and risk management director. As a board member, Kim has experience in professional organizations, such as Risk and Insurance Management, San Diego Chapter, Ione Business and Community Association, and California State Association of Counties – Excess Insurance Authority (now PRISM). She has held positions as President, Vice President, and Executive Committee member.


Jodi HummerMembership – Jodi Hummer

Jodi Hummer is a Life and Career Transition Coach and Consultant that is known for the genuine care she extends to each client. Starting from a young age, she has always been drawn to support others in getting the most out of their experiences in life. It is her belief that people always face choices in our lives and so why would one not choose what brings the greatest levels of satisfaction, whether that be in work or personal relationships? She leverage’s this approach in how she coaches her clientele. People seek out Jodi in the midst of an upheaval with a divorce/relationship change or career transition and her goal is help them find the opportunity in their situation. They work together to uncover the beauty that lies ahead and determine a strategy that will allow the client to reach their goals. Jodi’s career started with 15 years in Human Resource Management roles across diverse industries. She evolved into coaching over the last 15 years as she pursued the education and credentialing as a Professional Certified Coach under the International Coach Federation. She has worked with over 500 clients. Jodi is from Pennsylvania but has spent 30+ years in the Carolinas and a few in Portland, OR. She is now located in Santa Fe, NM and is married with two furry children at home. She plays “remote mom” to two African children in Kenya where she travels as often as possible. She enjoys dance, yoga, tennis, food, wine and life in general!


Professional Development – Gretchen Griffin

Gretchen Griffin is a Human Catalyst with over 20 years of experience coaching and developing executives, change-makers and learning professionals. She offers a revolutionary spark and sustainable systems that catalyze people and organizations. Gretchen is an agent of change that invokes systemic shifts within leaders, teams, and cultures. Her coaching philosophy is to both challenge and support her clients as they reconnect with their center to find balance and alignment.


Secretary – Sonja Harris

Sonja Harris is an accomplished grief and transitions coach, known for her compassionate approach and unwavering dedication to helping individuals rebuild their lives after loss. As an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC), iPEC Certified Professional Coach, certified COR.E Transitions Dynamics Coach, and certified Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, Sonja brings a wealth of expertise to her coaching practice. With a deep understanding of the complexities of grief and life transitions, Sonja empowers her clients to navigate through challenging times with courage, creativity, and intention. Her unique coaching style fosters growth, resilience, and a renewed sense of purpose, allowing individuals to embrace life fully and find joy once again.



Board Members at Large

Ilean Galloway

Ilean R. Galloway is the founder and Managing Principal of Pivot Coaching & Consulting, LLC. She is passionate about building strong and sustainable organizations and communities using applied behavioral science theories and practices. She has over 30 years of experience in building communities of shared purpose within organizations as well as developing leaders who are worthy of their employees’ commitment. In her coaching practice, Ilean enjoys helping technical professionals make the leap to managerial and executive roles. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC). Academically, Ilean has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin. She earned a doctoral degree from The George Washington University. Ilean is a native Texan who enjoys living in Rio Rancho, NM.


Scott Plate

Scott is the co-founder of Native Heartseed LLC, based in Silver City. He is a certified coach, expressive therapist, end-of-life Doula, and published writer who has also enjoyed a long and award-winning career in the performing arts as an actor, director, and educator. His students and clients work at the highest levels of the entertainment industry, and as counselors, clinicians, educators, and clergy.


Mary-Bernadette Garza

Mary-Bernadette’s life’s journey brought her to New Mexico back in 2001 after having lived in TX, AZ, CA, and most of her formative years in Germany. She had the privilege of working for 17 years at Sandia National Labs and has been with PNM Resources now for five years. Bernadette’s passion has always been that sweet spot where Process, People, and Technology meet which she had the great fortune to experience in different domains throughout her career such as IT, Quality Management, and L&D. All these wonderful experiences support her as she now pursues her true calling – Being a Coach. There is no greater joy than partnering with others as we all continue a journey of self-discovery and being our authentic selves.




ICF New Mexico Paid Staff

Kelly JohnsonVirtual Assistant – Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson, owner of Cornerstone Virtual Assistance and expert in Technical Services and Online Resources, specializes in working with coaches and authors and manages the technical, creative and administrative projects for their businesses. Celebrating 16 years in business in 2020, services include website creation and maintenance, book publishing support, online shopping cart management, webinar management, podcasting … possibilities are endless! The quote, “Coming Together is a Beginning, Keeping Together is Progress, Working Together is Success” by Henry Ford is a great example of how a coach and a VA work together in bringing their strengths and passions to a collaborative, professional relationship to have a successful result.

Why do you choose to serve ICF New Mexico? It is a joy and honor to support the ICF New Mexico chapter. This coaching community gives their time and expertise to continue growing and supporting coaches to provide them with resources and programs to achieve success.