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 [email protected] or 575.521.4794 ext. 104.


Jordan Allen, Director of Impact and Outreach

Jordan joined the Community Foundation in April 2019 as the Communications and Development Coordinator.  A recent transplant to the area, she previously worked as the development and marketing director for the Humane Society in Savannah, Georgia where she helped improve its donor network by managing monthly events and social media campaigns, and welcoming new partnerships with the organization.

Professionally, Jordan aims to bring people together and share their stories of impact in the community. Before committing her time to the philanthropic sector, she was a features writer for the USA Today Network.  She also currently serves as a Public Affairs Officer in the Army Reserve.

Jordan obtained a degree in communication studies from Georgia Southern University in 2014. While in college, she founded the student veteran’s association, served on the student leadership team, and created the “snacks for soldiers” fund – a student-led initiative to raise money and send care packages to deployed service members.

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



 Morgan Pinnell, Administration and Scholarship Coordinator

Morgan, a recent graduate of New Mexico State University, started working with the Community Foundation 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


Megan Chavarria, Assistant Impact and Outreach Coordinator 

Megan is a senior at New Mexico State University studying marketing and economics. She will be interning with our team this semester, assisting us with various projects that impact the community.