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.
Roman Seaburgh, Data & Development Manager:
Rosario Gonzales, Volunteer Coordinator:
Maria Lopez, Emergency Shelter Program Manager: Maria has been with the shelter for 20 years since starting as a volunteer and this experience has given her unique insights into the needs of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico’s homeless 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:
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.
Paige Kitson, Intern: Paige started working at St. E's back in January 2008, and falls more in love with her job by the day! She holds a BA in Intercultural Education and Leadership from Vermont's Sterling College, studied to be a substance abuse counselor, and is currently studying criminal justice at the Santa Fe Community College. She enjoys drinking hot beverages, laughing raucously, traveling to the Himalayas, and is a student of bhakti yoga.
Erica Lee, Intern: Erica graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and majored in International Business. She hopes to one day work in poverty stricken areas - specifically in developing countries - in the area of International Development. She would also like to work in ministry. She feels blessed to be at St. Elizabeth Shelter, doing what she can to serve the community of Santa Fe.
Law Sena, Intern:
Mark Daly, Overnight Supervisor:
Ozell Brown, Overnight Supervisor:
Susan Montez, Program Manager: Susan has been with St. Elizabeth Shelter since April 2007. Prior to joining St. Elizabeth staff, Susan worked in nursing at St. Vincent hospital for over 30 years. Susan is very happy to be at St. Elizabeth Shelter!
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.
Kehala Two Bulls, Counselor:
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.
Suzanne Pelayo, Program Manager: Suzanne oversees the operational aspects of Casa Familia Urgent Transition Center. She has worked as an environmental specialist on the planning and development of major capitol improvement projects throughout the county of San Bernardino. She was the Assistant Executive Director of the San Bernardino Local Development Company where she planned, developed and implemented economic development projects on the West side of San Bernardino. In 1983, she changed careers and became employed by the California State Department of Corrections. She held numerous positions which included the supervision of high notoriety offenders and she was in charge of three work furlough facilities in San Diego County. She retired after 25 years of service as a parole supervisor. Suzanne attended California State University, UCLA and studied abroad at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. She has her BA in planning and urban and environmental Studies. She loves Santa Fe and is happy to be working with the dedicated staff of St. Elizabeth’s.
Dubby Harcharik, Shift Supervisor: Dubby is a second-year student in the graduate program for the School of Clinical Social Work at New Mexico Highlands University. She worked for ten years at the Santa Fe County Jail as a Correctional Officer and Case Manager/Classification Officer and worked her way up to Unit Manager. She has worked with homeless youth for two years and worked with families with children with behavioral health concerns for 15 months. She has associates degrees in Human Services, Criminal Justice, and Paralegal Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.
Carmella Quam, Shift Supervisor:
Lyndsey Dougherty, Shift Supervisor:
Melissa Vigil, Shift Supervisor:
Carol Nelson, Relief Supervisor: