Our Team

Meet the people who operate your

Community Foundation. 



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 completed her an Interdisciplinary Doctorate with an emphasis in philanthropy, nonprofit management and leadership in December of 2017.

Contact Terra at [email protected] or 575.521.4794 ext. 104.



April Anaya, Director of Development 

April joined the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico in September 2017 as the Director of Development. Previously, April served as the Director of Development for the New Mexico State University Library, where she helped connect donor’s philanthropic interests with library needs and also grow the library’s archives and special collections.

A Las Cruces native, April has always believed in making a difference in the community that she calls home. Professionally, she worked as the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces where she led the organization in their first ever annual fund campaign titled “Lend a Hand for Hope.” She is a 2012 alumna of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Leadership Las Cruces program and currently volunteers for the Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and the Centennial High School Band Booster Club.

April received her Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, with minors in Business Administration and Marketing, from NMSU.

Contact April at [email protected] or (575) 521-4794 ext. 102.



 Morgan Pinnell, Executive Administrative Assistant 

Morgan, a recent graduate of New Mexico State University, started working with the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico at the end of July 2017. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Communications and a Master’s in Agricultural and Extension Education.

At NMSU, she served as an ambassador for the College of ACES, participated in the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow and worked as a student employee in the College of ACES Dean’s office.  She had the opportunity to develop professional relationships with NMSU faculty, administration, alumni and donors.  After graduation in December of 2016, she worked with State Representatives as a Legislative Assistant during the 2017 Legislative Session where she was able to develop connections and engage in state legislative processes.

Morgan hopes to combine her agricultural experiences with her passion for people to help her contribute to the community of Southern New Mexico.

Contact Morgan at [email protected] or (575) 521-4794 ext. 101.



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 minors in Advertising, Journalism, and Sports Marketing.

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 2018 and is looking to possibly attend graduate school to earn a Master of Business Administration in Strategy and Leadership or a Master of Science in Public Relations.

Contact Lexi at [email protected] or 575.521.4794 ext. 103.