History

100 Women Who Care in Santa Fe was founded in 2012 by Jody Feagan, Katie Rountree, Julee Coffman and Joan Murphy.

Jody Feagan is founder and former director of the San Miguel Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico which has featured such literary luminaries as John Berrendt (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), Barbara Kingsolver (The Poisonwood Bible), Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Cheryl Strayed (Wild). In 2013 she began co-producing independent writing workshops through Women of Our Words.  Jody is the mother of three children and now a full time resident in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Katie Rountree is a former radio and TV personality. Currently she does voice-over recordings for companies all over the country. Katie has owned and operated her own Santa Fe business, Gentle Petsitters, for the past 20 years and is an advertising sales executive.In 2013 she began co-producing independent writing workshops through Women of Our Words. She’s the mother of two and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband.

Julee Coffman is a native New Mexican, residing in Santa Fe since 1980. For many years she pursued a career as a Veterinary Technician. She owned her own business, La Servilleta, for 10 years; raised two sons and was an active volunteer/trustee in their schools. She is now discovering her creativity through fiber arts and quilting.

Joan Murphy is recently retired from the New Mexico Department of Health where she was employed in Behavioral Health Services, Injury Prevention and Health Emergency Management.  She currently volunteers on the New Mexico Medical Reserve Corp, New MexicoServes and is a former facilitator of the Santa Fe Survivors of Suicide.  She has lived in Santa Fe since 1965. She has three grown children in Phoenix, Denver and Austin.

100+ Women Who Care was first started in Jackson, Michigan by Karen Dunigan in 2008.  Her group of 100 women, at their first one hour meeting, raised $10,000 to buy 300 new baby cribs for an organization in their city.  Their membership has now grown to nearly 300 members. Since that time other cities throughout the country have formed groups.

 

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