About AHCH

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:15 pm. If you are interested in attending a meeting, please call 505-767-1178 to confirm meeting dates, times and location.

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WALT BOLIC

BOARD PRESIDENT

Committee Involvement: Executive Committee Chair, Policy Committee Chair

Walt is Principal of AlliedOne Advising, a boutique consulting firm providing services to assist small businesses and executive leaders to improved performance and efficiency. He currently sits on the Board of Managers for the Advanced Care Hospital for Southern New Mexico (Las Cruces). Walt was President and CEO of Delta Dental of New Mexico for sixteen years before retiring in 2016. In addition, he has significant experience in the health industry working for two hospital systems and a health plan.

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JOHN JOHNSON

BOARD PRESIDENT-ELECT

Committee Involvement: Executive Committee

John has lived in Albuquerque since 1995 and brings a background in education, social work and business administration. His commitment to non-profit organizational support and development in the community started in 2010 with United Way. He has a passion for serving the community and healthcare needs of the underserved.

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RICK DOXTATOR

TREASURER

Committee Involvement: Finance Chair, Executive Committee

Rick is a member of the Finance Committee, has spent many years in CFO positions of various health care organizations and most recently was CFO in a workers’ compensation insurance business and is now looking for new professional challenges.

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VANESSA MACKEY-WILLIAMS

SECRETARY

Committee Involvement: Client Leadership - Chair, Executive

Following retirement she produced and hosted a radio show, became a Chaplain at Overlook Medical Center in NJ, and graduated from the NY Theological Seminary. She holds a Level 1 ACPE certification and has a MA in Pastoral Care & Counseling and 27 years of experience in prison ministry.

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SIGRID OLSON

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Committee Involvement: Executive, Governance, Policy

Sig is retired after 25+ years in non-profit health care (FQHC) administration; 5 years in other non-profit administration and 12+ years practicing law - commercial, banking and real estate, primarily, and then health care. She is committed to fully subsidized healthcare, housing and education, to the extent one needs, for all residents of New Mexico and the United States and firmly believes they are a right, not a privilege.

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SHIRLEY ARELLANO

BOARD MEMBER

Committee Involvement: Finance

Senior Manager of Implementation and Consulting, Rhodes Group, a subsidiary of TriCore Reference Laboratories. Specializing in implementation of applications for Clinical Laboratory testing, billing and healthcare information systems interfaces. Shirley was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and obtained her BS Medical Technology degree from the University of New Mexico with a Specialty in Clinical Microbiology. She managed a clinical microbiology laboratory for 18 years before transitioning to Information Technology. Shirley and her husband have a daughter who is completing her MBA at UNM.

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LAURA CROWE

BOARD MEMBER

Committee Involvement: Finance Co-Chair, Governance

Laura is a native New Mexican who attended the University of New Mexico - College of Nursing. She has worked in various nursing and administrative positions; currently at Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Laura has volunteered with AHCH for many years.

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RONALD MOYA

BOARD MEMBER

Committee Involvement: Program Review

Ron retired from Sandia National Laboratories after a thirty-four-year career addressing national security problems in nuclear security, nuclear arms control and nonproliferation and nuclear counter-terrorism. He received his MS in Mechanical Engineering in 1980 from Stanford University. Since his retirement, Ron has volunteered with the United Way of Central New Mexico, the Albuquerque Community Foundation, the Albuquerque International Association, Assistance Dogs of the West, and TREC, an organization he founded to engage the intellectual capital of retirees to support small companies and startups.

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MARY ANN O'NEAL

BOARD MEMBER

Committee Involvement: Fund Development

Mary Ann’s has worked as a social worker in the health care field with a focus on direct care, program planning, policy development, community assessments, advocacy, program evaluation and fund/resource development. Her active 45 year professional career has has given her experiences from community, regional and national levels.

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KRISTIN MCLOUGHLIN

BOARD MEMBER

Committee Involvement: Policy

Kristin manages strategic relations and engagement at PNM Resources and has a Master's degree in Psychology with a media specialization. She was a social worker, journalist, and legislative assistant in a former life and worked in: program management, counseling, supervision, and case management for diverse social programs. She supported individuals and families from zero to 100 struggling with extreme poverty, addiction, mental health, and re-entry.

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CARL SCHENCK

BOARD MEMBER

Bio Coming Soon.

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TEAGUE GONZALEZ

BOARD MEMBER

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CHELSEA RITCHIE

BOARD MEMBER

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EMMYLOU EMRICK - SNYDER

BOARD MEMBER

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Program Staff

Management & Senior Management Team

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Jennifer Metzler

Chief Executive Officer

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Anita Córdova

Chief Advancement Officer

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Terri Ellis

Chief Program Officer

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Trish Grand

Chief Finance & Administration Officer

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MIRANDA SEDILLO

Chief Operations Officer

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Nadia Fazel

Chief Clinical Officer

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Shawn Fricke

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Briony Jones

Human Resources Manager

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Rachel Biggs

Chief Strategy Officer

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Tim Gonzales

Facilities Manager

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Leon Paboucek

Finance Manager

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Helen Dwight

Quality and Compliance Manager

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Autumn Porter-Watkins

Development Officer

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Chris Ruggeri

IT Manager

Primary Health Service Team

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Open Position

Medical Director

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Michelle Martinez

Business Systems Manager

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Larry Lovato, PHC

Pharmacist-Clinician

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Open Position

Access Manager

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Dyanne Leyba

Practice Operations Manager

Social & Behavioral Health Service Team

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Richard Reed Russell

Social Services Manager

505-843-7611

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Byron Akin

Case Management Program Coordinator

505-843-7611

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Allie Busching

Harm Reduction Outreach Program Coordinator

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Matt Frahm

Resource Center Coordinator

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Ryan Delaware

Behavioral Health Clinical Director

Mission

Fueled by compassion and driven by equity, we lead boldly, create exceptional health care experiences, and raise voices to end homelessness.

Vision

To live in a world that is just and without homelessness.

Serving New Mexico

For over three decades, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH) has served our community as the only health care organization in Central New Mexico dedicated exclusively to providing services to homeless people. AHCH provides critical services to over 7,000 men, women and children every year. By addressing the health-related causes of homelessness, AHCH makes it possible for people to find solutions to end their homelessness.

WHO WE SERVE

Over 7,000 people experiencing homelessness received services from AHCH in 2020. That includes 16,198 health center encounters and 10,000 contacts made through outreach services and  drop-in/Recourse Center visits.

  • 22% stay at shelters, 18% in an other locations (campers, cars, vans, jails, hospitals etc.), and 20% on the streets. The reminder are in unstable or transitional housing or unreported.
  • 64% of the clients served were male, 36% were female, and children/youth made up 3% of those served.
  • 50% identify as Hispanic. 42% identify as White, 8% as African American, 11% as Native American/American Indian, 1% Asian/Pacific Islanders and the remainder are unknown or unreported.

Disclaimer: This health center is a Health Center Program grantee 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

Our Principles

Save Lives

Save Lives

When you support AHCH you are saving lives. Your donations to AHCH provide our clients with access to care including treatment for chronic illness. Our clients are able to set up recurring appointments to help manage their care.

Causes Of Homelessness

Causes Of Homelessness

Homelessness in the US is caused by oppression, structural factors (lack of affordable housing etc.) and personal vulnerabilities (trauma, Mental illness, addiction etc)

Homeless bill of Right

Homeless bill of Right

Every person has the right to adequate food, housing, clothing, and health care. All people have the right to participate in the decisions affecting their lives.

Public Policy

Public Policy

Contemporary homelessness is the product of conscious social and economic policy decisions that have retreated from a commitment to ensuring basic life necessities for all people. Good public policy can reverse this trend.

End Homelessness

End Homelessness

Ensuring safe, decent, and affordable housing, health care, education, and living wage and/or adequate income supports, will go a long way to end homelessness.

Challenge Oppression

Challenge Oppression

We have the responsibility to challenge oppression based on racism, sexism, classism, and other biases/stereotypes within ourselves and our community and society.

Collaborate

Collaborate

We collaborate with public and private sector organizations to ensure the best care for our clients, and to address the systemic causes of homelessness.

Inclusion

Inclusion

We include people experiencing homelessness in our policy-making, listening to their needs, recognizing their disenfranchisement and isolation from society, and promoting their empowerment towards self-sufficiency.