Nancy has a passion for lifelong learning, including volunteer work as an Albuquerque Museum docent, Albuquerque Sculpture Garden docent coordinator, Museum of New Mexico Foundation member, Presbyterian Hospice caregiver, First Presbyterian Church deacon and member of the Personnel Committee, Area Agency on Aging member, and New Mexico Arts Commission member, recently appointed by the governor.
During the legislative sessions, Nancy worked nine years for the New Mexico Senate Leadership office as a legislative analyst. Her professional work experiences also include federal grant manager for the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration, staff development officer for the New Mexico Department of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources, liaison with the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women, and Director of the New Mexico Boards and Commissions. In 2012, Nancy Cooper was a candidate for the New Mexico Senate in District 21.
Before formal “retirement” as a healthcare professional, Nancy served as President and Delegate of the New Mexico Dental Hygienists’ Association, Vice President of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, and advocate for access to healthcare, practicing dental hygienist for 24 years, and instructor at the University of New Mexico dental programs for 18 years.
Nancy remains committed to improving education in our state, and her wide range of professional experiences and volunteer work have led her to this exciting opportunity to serve Menaul School.
Member, Institutional Advancement Committee