Our Team

Terra Winter Headshot

Terra Winter, Executive Director 

Terra joined the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico team in June 2017 as the Executive Director. Recently, 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 at the Assistant Dean for Donor Development and Alumni Relations for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and 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 is in the process of completing an Interdisciplinary Doctorate with an emphasis in philanthropy, nonprofit management and leadership.

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


Courtney Lopez_HeadshotCourtney Lopez, Assistant Director 

Courtney joined the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico in October 2015 as the Assistant Director for Development and Communication. Prior to her work at the CFSNM, she served as the Community and Alumni Relations Coordinator at NMSU’s College of Health and Social Services, and began her career as an Assistant Development Officer at NMSU’s College of Business.

While at NMSU, Courtney focused her time and efforts on donor relations and stewardship, alumni outreach, communications, and marketing. She served on NMSU’s Community Engagement Council and received the Outstanding Staff Award for the College of Health and Social Services in the spring of 2015. She currently serves as a board member for the Junior League of Las Cruces.

Courtney obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, minoring in Journalism and Marketing, and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from NMSU.

Contact Courtney at courtney@cfsnm.org or 575.521.4794 ext. 102.


Alexia Goodwin

Alexia Goodwin, Special Events Coordinator

Alexia, or commonly referred to as Lexi, began organizing events with the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico in summer 2016. Apart from working part-time with the Community Foundation, she is currently a full-time student at New Mexico State University pursuing a double major in Managerial Leadership and Marketing, with a minor in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Presently, she also works with the KRWG production crew on campus and helps film the student-run live broadcast, News 22. She is interning with the Aggie Athletics Marketing team, serves as a Broadcaster’s Club member, and has served on the Program Council and Executive Committee boards within her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha.

Lexi plans to graduate in 2017 and attend graduate school to earn dual degrees – a Master of Business Administration in Strategy and Leadership and a Master of Science in Public Relations.

Contact Lexi at alexia@cfsnm.org or 575.521.4794 ext. 103.