CRC Team

The Community Review Committee (CRC) meets monthly to review and prioritize the building projects for Santa Fe Public Schools. Each member of the School Board appoints two members to the CRC for two-year terms. The CRC leader presents its recommendations to the School Board for approval before a project can start.

For comments or questions, contact Sabrina Reynoso, CRC Administrative Assistant at
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Philip Gudwin
Appointed  by Susan Duncan  September 2014

Philip Gudwin is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He attended Brooklyn College and Brooklyn Museum School of Art and worked as a sculptor-artist and freelance photographer before moving to Santa Fe in 1978. His photographs have been published in a number of books and magazines. Philip began his commercial real estate career in Manhattan and continued working in the field when he moved to Santa Fe in 1978. In addition to managing and brokering real estate, Philip Gudwin developed a number of commercial projects in Santa Fe, and was co-owner of French & French Fine Properties from 1995-2002. He has been an active member of the Realtors Association of New Mexico, serving on the government affairs committee, and has also served on the professional standards committee of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors. Philip enjoys spending time with his wife, Barbara, and their two daughters, Sari and Ariel. As for recreation, Philip is an avid golfer and fly-fisherman.
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Rad Acton
Appointed by Steve Carrillo  July 2014

Rad Acton founded Acton Architecture and Planning in 1990.  He has an  extensive background in custom home design, historic remodel, work-live commercial projects and development planning.  Rad has lived in Santa Fe since 1983 and is originally from Detroit, Michigan.  He received is BA from Grinnell College and an MA from MIT in Massachusetts.  He has two children, Owen and Anya.  Rad is a licensed architect and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He currently serves on the boards of the Canyon Neighborhood Association and the Old Santa Fe Association.  Rad has also served on the City's of Historic Districts Review Board.

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Clifford Rees
Appointed by Maureen Cashmon March 2015

Clifford M. Rees, JD is Director of Policy and Legislative Liaison for New Mexico Lt. Governor Howie C. Morales. He is also a former New Mexico state government attorney with twenty-three years of service at the New Mexico Department of Health, specializing in public health, behavioral health, drug policy reform, emergency preparedness, public procurement and the legislative process. He retired from the executive branch of New Mexico state government in 2005 as the General Counsel of the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration. In April, 2013, Cliff was named the Public Lawyer of the Year by the Public Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar. In his active retirement, Cliff taught graduate courses at the University of New Mexico in Public Health Law, Legal Issues of Homeland Security and Disaster Management and Effective Representation of Public Clients. He served as Practice Director for the Western Region of the Network for Public Health Law for six years, as Santa Fe District Office Staff for U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, and as a Legislative Analyst for the New Mexico State Senate from 2006 – 2018.
Cliff is a native of Baltimore, MD. He lives in Santa Fe, NM with his wife and younger daughter while his older daughter attends George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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Lisa Randall
Appointed by Rudy Garcia June 2018

Lisa is from Winthrop, Maine. She received a BA in Political Science & Sociology from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. She came to New Mexico in 1989. Lisa has worked with SFPS since 1999 when she started as a volunteer with AmeriCorps. She taught at Agua Fria Elementary for 10 years as a 5th grade teacher, as well as a Coordinator for Kearny and Ramirez Thomas. She was named Coordinator for the Energy Conservation Program in 2010. She manages energy and water efficiency initiatives, develops renewable energy projects, builds community partnerships and engages staff and students in the conservation program. Lisa recently completed her Masters in Educational Leadership from UT – Arlington.  


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Phillip Montano

Appointed by Rudy N. Garcia December 2019


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Jody Wheeler, Chair
Appointed by Steven J. Carrillo  August 2012

A native Santa Fean, Jodie attended SFPS (Salazar, DeVargas) and graduated from SFHS. She received her Accounting Certificate from Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute. She has worked in the Accounting field for over 28 years. She is currently the Finance Director for WildEarth Guardians. She has been involved with SFPS (Turquoise Trail, Sweeney, Ramirez Thomas, Capshaw, Ortiz, Capital and ATC) as a volunteer. She has served as a parent representative on a number of Principal Committees, Construction Committees and the SFPS Oversight Committee. Her daughter attends UNM and her son attends ATC.

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John Morrison
Appointed by Maureen Cashmon March 3, 2015

Originally from New York, John moved to New Mexico in 1997 after working on Capitol Hill for Congressman Bill Richardson from 1993-1997. After teaching and coaching at Rio Rancho High School for 4 years, John began teaching at Capital High (2001-2003) and then Santa Fe High (2003 – present). As head baseball coach at CHS and SFHS from 2002-2012, Morrison solicited funding for and presided over numerous baseball facility improvements. John lives with his wife Lisa and two children here in Santa Fe.

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Charles Padilla
Appointed by Lorraine Price, April 2015

A native New Mexican, Pat Padilla graduated Student Body President from Estancia High School and received a BSME from UNM in 1966, moved to Seattle to Work for BOEING. Twelve years later, returned to NM and worked for BDM Corp. as a CPM (Construction Project Manager) performing security upgrades at American Embassy’s in Europe, Africa, & Asia. From 1987 to 1998 worked at LANL in the Medical Radioisotope Program, the Weapons Program, and finally as a Group Leader in the Facilities Division.

Pat is currently the President of Padilla Industries, Inc. a general construction company that he and his wife Wanda own and operate.
April Gallegos

April Gallegos
Appointed by Kate Noble, October 2018

April Gallegos is a native Santa Fean and she was educated in the Santa Fe Public Schools.  After receiving her BS from NMSU,  April returned to Santa Fe where she worked in hotel convention sales for many years.  Currently, she is a sales manager at TOURISM Santa Fe.  April is fortunate to promote Santa Fe's many assets to national organizations wishing to host their conferences in Santa Fe, while helping to grow Santa Fe’s tourism industry and economy.  April, and her husband, have a daughter who also attends Santa Fe Public Schools. April is a board member on the Gonzales Community School PTA.  Volunteering at her daughter's school has enabled her family to be immersed in their school community, which is a tremendous benefit when it comes to receiving a quality education.
 Maureen Cashmon Maureen Cashmon
Appointed by Vice President Lorraine Prince, January 2020

Originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, Maureen has lived in Santa Fe since 1996. She has twin daughters who attended SFPS (K-12) and recently graduated from college. Maureen has Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University (AL) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education/Elementary Education from Fitchburg State College (MA). Maureen retired from the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel (logistics) and also worked for the federal government. She taught 3rd -5th grades for SFPS and was a special education teacher at the middle and high school levels in Massachusetts. Maureen has numerous SFPS volunteer and substitute teaching experience. She has served on the CRC since 2007, with a brief break from March 2015 – December 2019 (served as the District 2 School Board Member). While serving as an elected school board member, Maureen was one of two board representatives to the CRC.

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