Improving education and health care for children and adolescents using culturally relevant and evidence based practice through:
Shirley Murphy, MD is a board-certified pediatrician, pediatric pulmonologist and allergist/immunologist. Dr. Murphy is Professor and Chair emeritus of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico School of medicine where she most recently served as a Pediatrician in the Autism Program in the Center for Development and Disabilities. In 2002, Dr. Murphy joined the Food and Drug Administration where she started the first Division of Pediatric Drug Development. She volunteers as a Pediatrician in the Kingdom of Bhutan and as a docent with the Art Start Program for pre-school children at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.
Mary A. Jacintha, FACHE, is the Executive Administrator of the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health System. Mary is very involved with her community and bringing its families together.
In addition to healthcare, Mary enjoys horseback riding, tennis, traveling, scuba diving, cooking, sailing, painting and above all meeting people and making friends.
Anne Pedersen is an award-winning author, journalist and visual artist. She also worked for many years in the TV and film industries, in capacities ranging from camerawoman to studio executive. She lives in Santa Fe, NM.
Megan Baldrige is a retired teacher, poet, museum docent, gardener and a volunteer at various local Albuquerque organizations.
Cate McClain is a co-founder and Co-executive Director of Mohini’s Shawl. As a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician and Professor Emeritus in Pediatrics at University of New Mexico, she has taught educators, therapists and physicians in India for the past 10 years and has shared her passion for Indian textiles with friends and colleagues across the US.
Jane McGrath is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Mohini’s Shawl. She is an adolescent medicine physician and Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of New Mexico, Health Sciences Center. She has spent the last ten years working in India with Cate McClain and Pat Osbourn as team photographer, textile maven and teacher.
Pat Osbourn is the associate director of the Center for Development & Disability at the University of New Mexico. She is a speech-language pathologist with specific expertise in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. She has taught both nationally and internationally and has spent 10 years teaching families, special educators, therapists and physicians about asd. Through her travels to India, she has become a lover of Indian textiles.