Our mission is to provide caring and comprehensive health and integrated supportive services, linking people experiencing homelessness to individual and collective solutions, and to be a leader in implementing innovative service models and a catalyst for solutions to homelessness and uphold a commitment to diversity and equity.

Vision

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

Over 7,000 people received services from AHCH in 2017. Encounters, contacts and visits exceeded 20,000. 63% of the clients served were male, 37% were female, and children/youth made up nearly 5% of those served.

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

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Cause of Homelessness

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Homeless Bill of Rights

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Public Policy

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End Homelessness

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Challenge Oppression

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Collaborate

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Inclusion

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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.

ARIEL HERRING
BOARD PRESIDENT
Committee Involvement: Executive Committee and Governance Committee
Ari is the Executive Director at Rio Grande Food Project, a nonprofit agency that provides food and emergency support to working families, seniors, and people in need. Ari is a native New Mexican. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and her Graduate work in Public Administration and International Studies at the University of Washington. After graduate school, Ari worked for a small Seattle-based agency focused on breaking the generational cycle of poverty for young women in Mali, West Africa. She lived and worked in Lugazi, Uganda for a short period before moving back to New Mexico. After nearly four years at United Way of Central New Mexico, Ari transitioned to her current role at Rio Grande Food Project. She loves hanging out with family, downtime with her husband, Sean, and baby, Iris, live music with pals, yoga and jogging with their pup, Rufus.
RONALD MOYA
BOARD PRESIDENT-ELECT

Committee Involvement: Executive Committee and Program Review Committee

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. He also serves on the Albuquerque Academy Board of Trustees. Ron is married and has two children. Ron enjoys numerous hobbies including: reading; running; studying and investing in the stock market; working on various house remodeling projects; working on his pickup; and studying classical guitar.

RICK DOXTATOR
BOARD TREASURER
Committee Involvement: Finance 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.
PAUL MAESTAS
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Committee Involvement: Governance Committee Chair, Executive Committee
Paul is a native New Mexican and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of California School of Law, Los Angeles.
SIGRID OLSON
BOARD SECRETARY

Committee Involvement: Policy Committee Chair, Executive Committee and Governance Committee

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.

SHIRLEY ARELLANO
BOARD MEMBER

Committee Involvement: Finance Committee 

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.  They love gardening and attending music and art events.

WALT BOLIC
BOARD MEMBER
Committee Involvement: Ad Hoc Business Planning Work Group
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. A native of Salt Lake City, he has BS (Communication/Political Science) and MS (Human Resources/Labor Relations) degrees from the University of Utah. He and his wife Celia have two grown children living in Salt Lake and Atlanta. Walt has served on the following community boards: Special Olympics, Leadership New Mexico, and Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI).
LAURA CROWE
Board Member

Committee Involvement: Gonvernance Committee

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.

KEN DEBETTIGNIES
BOARD MEMBER
Committee Involvement: Finance Committee Chair
Ken is a graduate of the University of New Mexico's Robert 0. Anderson School of Management and an accomplished banker with nearly three decades of experience in community and business banking, wealth management, and external regulatory supervision. Ken is the current Chair of AHCH's Finance Committee and has been a member for over 16 years. He is also a long-term board member, development and program committee member with El Ranchito de Los Nino's, a children's home in Los Lunas, NM.
JALENE HERRON
BOARD MEMBER

Committee Involvement: Program Review

 Jalene Herron (Yup’ik) was raised in Bethel, Alaska and is currently a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the University of new Mexico.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in History and Psychology at Gonzaga University.  She completed the Wilma Mankiller Fellowship for Tribal Policy & Governance at the National Congress of American Indians, focusing on voting rights.  Prior to moving to Albuquerque, Jalene worked on substance use treatment research with American Indian and Alaskan Native communities.  She enjoys hiking, fishing, knitting and is passionate about cultural and language revitalization with Native communities.

EVELYN KUHN
BOARD MEMBER

Committee Involvement: Policy Committee member, Fund Development Committee Chair

Evelyn is a former consumer who now serves on the ArtStreet Consumer Advisory Council, the Policy Committee, serves as the Fund Development Committee Chair, and is a member of the National Consumer Advisory Board. Evelyn traveled the world as a military dependent and landed in New Mexico in 2013. With her background in horticulture she is looking forward to exploring more of her new home state. She has been inspired by AHCH to learn more about and to do the work to end homelessness and provide support for the programs offered.

JOHN LAHOFF
BOARD MEMBER

Committee Involvment: Fund Development 

 Director of Operations at Southwest Labs, LLC and a long-time Fund Development volunteer. 

DAVID LEY
BOARD MEMBER

Committee Involvement: Program Review Committee Chair

David is a clinical psychologist and executive director of New Mexico Solutions. He has directed New Mexico Solutions since 2004 and helped grow the company into a large community mental health center offering behavioral health services to over 3,000 people a year. Dr. Ley is on the mental health advisory committee for the Albuquerque Police Department and has been involved in healthcare and system development in New Mexico for many years. He earned his PhD from the University of New Mexico psychology department. He has lived in New Mexico since 1995 with his wife, a native New Mexican and their two children, who both attended Albuquerque schools. Dr. Ley is a writer, public speaker, and holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. He has participated in the AHCH Program Review Committee since 2014.

MARY ANN O'NEAL
BOARD MEMBER

Committee Involvement: Fund Development Committee

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. 

VANESSA MACKEY WILLIAMS
BOARD MEMBER

Committee Involvement: Client Leadership Committee

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.

PROGRAM STAFF


Management & Senior Management Team

 

Jennifer Metzler
Chief Executive Officer
Anita Córdova
Chief Advancement Officer
Terri Ellis
Behavioral Health & Social Services Director
Trish Grand
Chief Finance & Administration Officer
Debbie Hussey
Chief Operations Officer
Venita Pine
Chief Health Officer
Shawn Fricke
Human Resources Director
Chuck Frink
Facilities Manager
Rachel Smith
Policy Director
Autumn Porter-Watkins
Development Officer
Brandi Peres
Quality and Compliance Manager

Primary Health Service Team

 

Sara Doorley, MD
Medical Director
George Mercer
Behavioral Health Program Manager, Clinical Director
505-242-4644
Sylvia Vigil
Business Systems Manager
Kendra Burghardt
Health Access Coordinator

Social & Behavioral Health Service Team

 

Richard Reed Russell
Social Services Manager
505-843-7611
Byron Aiken
Case Management Program Coordinator
505-843-7611
Barbara Jensen
ArtStreet Program Coordinator
505-248-0817
Kevin Santry
Harm Reduction Outreach Program Coordinator
505-266-4188
Dustin Tidwell
Social Services Coordinator
505-843-7611