Deborah Tang, Executive Director: Deborah oversees all aspects of St. Elizabeth’s multifaceted operation. She has worked as director of several domestic violence shelters in the state prior to coming to St. Elizabeth’s, and has extensive background in helping small businesses get started in minority communities. Deborah holds two master’s degrees from the University of New Mexico, one in Community and Regional Planning and the other in Latin American Studies. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Oregon State. Deborah is co-chair of the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness and served on Mayor Coss’s Blue Ribbon Task Force to End Homelessness.
Michael Bartlett, Business Manager: A fifth-generation Californian, Michael moved to Santa Fe in 1999. With over 20 years of business experience, Michael brings his own particular style of business management to both non- and for-profit consulting clients. He has appreciated the opportunity to work with the employees and clients of St E’s since he started in November 2005.
Jim Podesta, Director of Development: Jim has more than 25 years experience in fundraising and communications working with a variety of non-profit organizations in Chicago and Santa Fe. During his career he has worked on five capital campaigns, directed numerous annual-fund efforts, personally solicited and stewarded major gifts from individual donors, foundations, corporations and organizations, as well as created targeted promotional and educational materials in various media.
Edgar Wharton, Data & Development Manager:
Rosario Gonzales, Volunteer Coordinator: Raised in Santa Fe, Rosario has been involved with St. Elizabeth Shelter since the age of six. Volunteering at such an early age has given her a unique perspective on the experience and its importance. After receiving a bachelor of arts in psychology and Spanish from the University of New Mexico and then working there for nine years in Housing and Dining Services, Rosario returned to Santa Fe and St. Elizabeth Shelter. First employed as a Shift Supervisor at the women’s overflow shelter in 2007 she moved to Casa Familia as a Shift Supervisor the following year before becoming the Volunteer Coordinator in 2009. Here Rosario brings her experience of working with diverse populations and students to promote passionate community involvement and awareness towards the efforts of St. Elizabeth Shelter to end homelessness in New Mexico.
Maria Lopez, Emergency Shelter Program Manager: Maria Lopez is a native New Mexican and has been working with St. Elizabeth Shelter for the last 26 years, since the very beginning. She has been the Program Manager at the men’s emergency shelter, ensuring efficient operations of all aspects of the multi-faceted program. She began as a volunteer for two years and then joined the staff.Maria has overseen the highly competitive intern program here at the shelter since its conception in 1991, training staff in both daily shelter operations as well as case management. This successful program has trained hundreds of skilled and compassionate staff members, who in turn continue to live a life of service after completing the internship. Maria has actively promoted the current volunteer program which has over 230 volunteers that assists with everything from preparing meals to every day operations across six different programs. Additionally, she helped spearhead and implement policy and procedure for Casa Familia Urgent Transition Center, laying the groundwork for its current operation. Prior to this Maria was a counselor and child focus worker at the domestic violence shelter for 6 years. Maria also worked at the Rape Crisis Center as an advocate for sexual assault victims and as office manager, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to serving those experiencing homelessness and hardships in our community.
Shane Lampman, Case Manager/Transition Counselor: Shane began working with St. Elizabeth Shelter as an intern in 1994, and later worked as a Resident Manager for St. E’s family housing program. Shane completed his Master’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology at Northern Arizona University in 1997, where he studied cross-cultural psychology and human service issues. He has since worked for a number of non-profits in New York City, including The American Museum of Natural History and the National Religious Partnership for the Environment. Although he has lived in New York City and studied abroad in both Mexico and Costa Rica, Shane considers St. Elizabeth Shelter to be his home, and he is glad to be back.
Edward Archuleta, Shift Supervisor: Edward's involvement with St. E's began the week the shelter opened in 1986. After a few weeks working as a volunteer, he moved into the shelter for six months as its first "intern" (though there was no formal internship program at the time). He subsequently served on St. E's board of directors from 1988 to 1996. Edward has also worked for several other non-profits including 1000 Friends of New Mexico.
Dusti Nichols, Shift Supervisor: In “Double ‘O’ 7”(2007) Dusti was on a road trip when her car broke down in Santa Fe. Noticing a homeless shelter on the street where her hosts lived, she figured volunteering might be a good way to spend her days waiting for her car to be fixed. While volunteering, Dusti met Program Director, Maria Lopez, who offered her the internship that changed her life. Dusti completed an eighteen month internship, and then moved to Seattle for two and a half years working at harm-reduction shelters. She missed New Mexio a little too much, and moved to Albuquerque in 2011. Dusti now works part time as a Shift Supervisor. She grew up in North Carolina and enjoys laughing loudly, vegan food, fun, yoga, bicycles, dogs, sunshine, and loving the people she meets.
Jake Fulmer, Intern: Jake comes to Santa Fe from Chattanooga Tennessee and is honored to have he opportunity to work for St. Elizabeth's. He loves to play music (mainly banjo), sing (usually off-key), watch birds, and hang out in the woods. He is extremely thankful to the guests and staff at St. E's for giving him such a warm welcome.
Mark Daly, Overnight Supervisor:
Ozell Brown, Overnight Supervisor:
Shea Goodluck, Program Manager / Counselor: Shea directs this supportive transitional housing program for individuals with disabilities and serves as its licensed alcohol and drug addiction counselor. Previously she worked as a domestic violence counselor and women's advocate at the Navajo United Methodist Center.
Bill Kumpey, Case Manager: William started working with the homeless population in 1981 after being homeless for a number of years himself. Over the intervening years he has worked with various populations, including persons with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Prior to working at St. Elizabeth Shelter, William worked as a case manager in Denver at The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.
Neal Windham, Program Manager: Neal directs operations of the supportive transitional family housing program and he has run the program since its inception over 10 years ago. Before joining St. Elizabeth, Neal worked as a youth specialist at a youth emergency shelter and teen transitional living center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Sam Chavez, Program Manager / Case Manager: Sam directs operations of this supportive senior housing program. He also works as a teacher in the Espanola school system.
Kehala Two Bulls, MA, LMHC, Program Manager:
Lawrence Sena, Case Manager:Brad Burgwardt, Shift Supervisor: Brad has lived most of his life in Massachusetts and Vermont. His spent most of his time in New England working in customer service jobs and management. In 2010 he visited Santa Fe on vacation and fell in love with the city, a few years later he finally moved out to where he wanted to be. Now that he is here he is thrilled to have the opportunity to put his years of past experience in to use in a job where he is proud to work and feels that he is making a positive difference.
Goergette Cooper, Shift Supervisor:
Carol Nelson, Shift Supervisor:
Allison Sasso, Shift Supervisor: