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Board of Directors

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There are currently eleven active members of the Board of Directors serving without compensation or conflict of interest. 


Brenda Morales, President
Board Member since 2019

Born and raised in Bisbee, Brenda and her husband Ramon have made their home in San Jose, raising their two daughters. Since the girls (now 21 and 16) were very young, Brenda has enjoyed volunteering in the classroom and cheering on Puma sports teams. She has volunteered at the Coalition for the Homeless and is an active member of St. Patrick's Church. She is currently Office Manager of the Bisbee Information Center. She enjoys gardening, baking and family time.

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Sylvia Anable, Secretary
Board Member since 2000

Sylvia Anable serves as secretary for the Bisbee Foundation. A long time school administrator, she served as Bisbee's Greenway Principal for several years. Now retired, she travels with her husband Cliff and is active in the Bisbee Woman's Club and other organizations.

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Charles Bethea
Board Member since 2014

Charles Henry Bethea was raised in Bisbee.  He received a Bachelor’s in Music Education and Master’s in Choral Music from Arizona State University.  He taught music and theatre in public school and was an administrator in the ASU School of Music.  He retired from a career in arts presenting and management at Arizona State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Temple University.  Currently residing in Old Bisbee, he serves on several other boards.

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Margaret Hartnett, Treasurer

Board Member since 2021

Margaret and her husband Darrell Dixon moved to Bisbee in 1992 when they opened a boutique hotel and restaurant. 

Margaret was a founding member of Bisbee Bloomers and served many years on the Parks and Recreation committee as well as Judicial Review Board. She was a part of many programs supporting people living with HIV/AIDS as she had in NYC. She ultimately ran the federal Ryan White Program for three counties in southern Arizona. Now retired, Margaret dedicates time to gardening, knitting and training for travel adventures.

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Douglas Dunn
Board Member since 2001

Douglas Dunn, former President of the Bisbee Foundation, is a 40 year resident of Cochise County.  He served 30 years as Extension Agent and County Director of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.  He has been an antique dealer on Main Street in Bisbee  for 20 years.  He volunteers with the city's Planning and Zoning Commission, St. John's Episcopal Church and other community groups and served on the City Council for several years.


Fred Miller

Board Member since 2011

Since moving to Bisbee in 1993, Fred Miller has been active in community life. He was on the board of the Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb for four years, President for one, a co-founder of the Bisbee Bloomers and its director for six years. With his wife Anita Fox, he owns Copper City Inn. Recently retired as the beverage manager at Café Roka, Fred is focused on the Bisbee Farmer's Market and his newsletter, The Bisbee Wire.


Yvonne Torres

Board Member since 2019

Yvonne Torres was raised in Bisbee.  She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Early Childhood Education and taught in both the Bisbee and Naco school districts for 36 years. She was a member of the rock and roll band RockUs for 15 years, while simultaneously cantoring at St. Patrick Parish. She is the proud mother of three grown children; Epifania, Josef and Emilio.




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Britt Hanson

Board Member since 2023

Since retiring as the Chief Civil Deputy in the County Attorney's Office in 2021, Britt Hanson has been volunteering at the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum.  During his 20 years in Bisbee, beside his work, he has been active in community theater and also served on the boards of the Bisbee Co-op and KBRP and most recently on the boards of Chiricahua Community Health Center and the Bisbee Council on the Arts and Humanities.

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