Storytellers & Writers

Members of the Board of Directors for Transformational Learning & Coaching, Inc. are as follows:

Janiece Jonsin

Janiece works with the New Mexico Environmental Law Center (, a non-profit, public interest law firm that provides free and low-cost legal services to individuals, neighborhood associations, environmental organizations, Tribes and Pueblos seeking to protect the environment. It is the only law firm in New Mexico whose mission is to protect the environment. Janiece also manages social media and public relations for Banking on New Mexico, a non-profit whose mission is to establish a Public Bank for Santa Fe. She worked closely with the late Craig Barnes who established the parent organization, We Are People Here! She has been an entrepreneur three time, starting two magazines and a computer software company. As a student at the University of Georgia, Grady School of Journalism, she revitalized the campus magazine. Janiece earned minors in business and public relations, and a BA in print journalism. In 1994, she started localflavor magazine as the sole proprietor, selling ads and working as the managing editor, creative director, and publisher. Janiece helps several organizations with publicity and social media, including theater and film producer, Walter Dilts/Red Thread Santa Fe Productions.

Phil Marlow

Phil began his career in tech during his 8 years in the US Navy. Later, he joined Computer Sciences Corp. at Edwards Airforce Base, and eventually became the Communications and Telemetry Supervisor for all test flights of the highly classified, B-2 Bomber development and test project. In 1991, He left CSC to become a free-lance data analyst, with clients that included Pacific Gas & Electric Company. Later he was asked to join the founding operations team for internet start-up, ChemConnect, where he aided web developers in creating and refining an online chemical auction platform used by international industry leaders that included Dow Chemical, Eastman, BASF, Bayer, DuPont, and Air Liquide. He also developed automated sales tools for auction project managers and sales management staff. In 2005, Phil left the tech industry to develop websites, customizing complex content management applications, providing audio and video editing and production services and technical support.

Mary Frei

Mary has 24 years’ experience as a journalist in New Mexico. She has worked for the Albuquerque Journal, Journal North, Taos News, Las Cruces Sun News, Rio Grand Sun, among others. For seven years she covered the New Mexico legislature for several newspapers. Mary graduated from UC-Berkeley in Comparative Literature with an emphasis in French. She has maintained her interest in Language, and in 2006 she obtained her TESOL Certificate (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in British Columbia. She taught in South Korea and upon returning to New Mexico, she continued to do translation work with the South Korean English Language School and helped students prepare for the TOEFL test so they could study in the US. Mary worked as a volunteer at the Pojoaque Valley School District in Pojoaque, NM, and she is currently a volunteer with the Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe, helping adult immigrants learn English.

Judy Cormier

Judy is a retired Executive Bank Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Regulatory Compliance. She has over 25 years experience in Banking Regulatory Consumer Compliance with expertise in consumer regulatory compliance management, due diligence, compliance program development and governance matters. For 11 years she served as the Chief Compliance Officer/Director of Consumer Compliance for TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., located throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. Most recently, following her early retirement from TD Bank and move to Santa Fe, she was a Sr. Compliance Manager, Enterprise and Bank Compliance Issue and Complaint Oversight for American Express in Salt Lake City, Utah. In July, 2017, Judy was appointed by the Mayor of Santa Fe and approved by the City Council to serve on the inaugural nine-panel Task Force on Public Banking to determine the best governance structure for a Public Bank in Santa Fe. Judy is also an accomplished flutist, teaches Native Flute in an after school enrichment program at Eldorado Community School, is a Master Gardener, volunteers as an art history docent at LaFonda on the Plaza and participates in the Different Drummers Drum Circle, led by her husband Rick, for all ages in Santa Fe.

Susan Wood

Since 1999, Susan has been the publisher/owner of Natural Awakenings in Broward County, FL, with a distribution of 30,000 copies monthly. She was the first franchise owner of the popular wellness magazine that now has franchises in most of the major cities in the country. From 2000-2007 Susan produced an annual Exposition focused on the alternative health and wellness industry as well as the green industry. Called the Expo of Heart, it was held each year at the Broward County Convention Center. It featured 125 exhibitors, offered workshops and visiting artist performances, and attracted over 2,000 people annually. Susan sold the Exhibition to return to her first love: painting. Her current art work focuses on environmental health. She was invited by Warner Independent Films to exhibit and speak about her work at the private screening of Leonardo DiCaprio’s film, “Eleventh Hour”. Susan’s passion for combining art and environmental issues has led her to create a non-profit organization, Global TRASHformation, which grew out of her artwork that incorporates bits of plastic she regularly finds on the beaches outside her condo in Fort Lauderdale. Global TRASHformation invites schools to transform their outdoor spaces by teaching children not to litter and to act responsibly. Susan is a member of the Broward Art Guild and Artserve, and is the Eco Art Program Director for Kids Ecology Corps.