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Caroline B. Burnett

Term: June 2013 – June 2019
NOLS Courses: 2011 Explorers Utah River Trip, 2011 Alumni Family Trip, 2012 Alumni Course Italy, 2013 Board of Trustees Zodiac Sailing Trip, 2013 Salmon River Rafting

Caroline moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico with her late husband Bill in 2001. Having spent many vacations in the Southwest, they knew they would retire in this land of beauty, spaciousness, and endless blue skies. While Bill led the way in becoming involved in NOLS, his passion and dedication for the NOLS mission inspired many, including Caroline. Since the 45th NOLS anniversary, Caroline has explored various opportunities with NOLS, including backpacking in the Wind Rivers, hiking the Dolomites of Italy and river rafting. When not traveling, she hikes, skis, and practices yoga.

Caroline obtained her nursing degree from St. Luke's Hospital, NYC, a bachelor's degree from Columbia Union College in Maryland, master's degree in nursing from The Catholic University of America in DC, and a Doctor of Science at The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Her time spent as a researcher in health care decision-making, ethics, and as a faculty member of graduate nursing and medical students continues to inform her work today.

Since moving to Santa Fe, Caroline has continued her involvement with health care allowing her to engage in her passion for health care ethics. She has served on the Board of SVHsupport, a partner with the Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, chaired the Health Care Advisory Panel, served as member and chair of the hospital's Bioethics Committee and the ethics consult team. She is a faculty member for the Northern New Mexico Family Practice Residency Program.

Caroline has been active in the Santa Fe community with a variety of non-profit organizations, in particular Girls Incorporated. Under her leadership as a Board member and chair, she and Bill facilitated the partnership between NOLS and Girls Inc. As a result of that partnership 16 girls to date have received scholarships to attend an Outdoor Adventure Course for 14-15 year olds. Caroline continues to serve as an Honorary Board member for Girls Inc., and on the Advisory Council for The Santa Fe Mountain Center, another partner with NOLS. In addition, Caroline's grand nephew, Caegen, is a graduate of two NOLS courses and her step-grandson, Austin completed his first Outdoor Adventure Course in 2012.

Board of Trustees Profiles in Alphabetical Order …

James B. Barnes
Caroline B. Burnett
Susan E. Chamberlin

David W. Cohen
Isobel Coleman
Howard P. Colhoun
Joan K. Chitiea
Duncan N. Dayton
Jay Jacobs

Donald M. Kendall
Fred J. Kleisner

Jonathan Kleisner

Peter J. Levine
Douglas S. Luke

Homer L. Luther

Diana L. McCargo
Kurt M. Petersen

Cynthia A. Pierce
Marc B. Randolph

Monica Rimai
Michelle S. Sarti

Michael Schmertzler

Edward M. Schmults

Gene R. Tremblay
Katherine Gunness Williams

 
Students travel through Wyoming's Wind River Mountains-a wilderness range renowned for its crystal clear lakes and rugged mountain beauty.
Photo: Rainbow Weinstock
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