WHY I SERVE: Jo Taulbee-Flittie
“Pursuing new frontiers in healthcare and healing has always been a major interest in my life. There is still so much to discover. I think we are on a new threshold for future healing.”
I am a native of Santa Fe who currently lives part time in Paradise Valley, AZ and part time in Santa Fe. My family are long time New Mexicans. My Great Aunt is Molly Radford, the first woman doctor in New Mexico before statehood I have a background in commercial real estate development and home design, but my life’s passion and focus has been on healthcare and healing.
I have traveled all over the world to discover knowledge of alternative medicine and the healing process in different cultures. I have been to the upper Amazon basin and met with a well-known shaman who took me into the jungle to see different herbs and plants that create healing. I have traveled to India on several occasions to meet with healers and experience some of their medicines and philosophical approaches. I have made other similar visits to Morocco and Turkey. I also have friendships with several native healers.
I am involved with a number of community activities including the Mayo Hospital Leadership Council for three years. I currently serve on the Banner MD Anderson Women with Alzheimers Board and the Arizona Humane Society Board. I am passionate about healthcare and improving the health of individuals in the world. This is why I serve.