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FOUNDER, the Cohesive Quotient

(505) 289-2829

Taura is a passionate humanitarian and transformative leader with 24 years in nonprofit management, staff development, project management, and program development. 

Taura has a passion for nonprofit service and thrives when it comes to establishing goals, drafting strategic plans, creating organization, and learning from others.

About Taura

Lives in Albuquerque with her 3 dogs. Originally from Minnesota, Taura lived in Arizona, Virginia and Florida before settling in New Mexico.

Holds a BA in Humanities, minor in Public Administration from NAU and a MA in Legal Studies, Conflict Resolution concentration from ASU.

A believer in volunteerism, she holds board positions with CABQ Volunteer Advisory Board and Dress for Success Albuquerque.

Proud parent of five young adults: Joseph, Nathan, Madeline, Matthew, and Jacob.

Taura has enjoyed a successful career with organizations large and small such as Casa Esperanza, American Red Cross and Goodwill Industries 

Favorite Quote:

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." 

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Major Milestones




Started The Cohesive Quotient, LLC to help small and medium nonprofit organizations maximize their workforce and the efficient delivery of humanitarian services. 

Developed and hosted a fundraising event to raise awareness for the protection of journalists in conflict zones internationally. 

Established the Native American partnerships initiative to develop culturally appropriate disaster preparedness and response activities on tribal lands. 

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