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Kathryn Weil has been the Executive Director of Susan’s Legacy since 2012. She is a retired educator having served as the Head of School for a private school for eleven years; as Assistant Superintendent for Accountability and Information Services with the New Mexico State Department of Education; and as an administrator for the Albuquerque Public Schools and the Rio Rancho Public Schools. She also held a part-time faculty position at the UNM College of Education for 10 years. In addition, Dr. Weil has 10 years of experience as an elementary school counselor at various schools within the APS system. She has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations and enjoys quilting, spending time with her grandchildren, and gardening.
Lisa Danner joined the Susan’s Legacy team in April 2021. She received her MSW from New Mexico Highlands University in 2018. While working on her degree, Lisa worked with men and women seeking help with addictions and co-occurring mental illnesses in a detox center in the local hospital emergency room/behavioral observation unit. Lisa spent two years at the SKY Center in Santa Fe, NM, providing therapeutic services to families with adolescents and teens at risk for suicide. Before turning her attention to social work, Lisa worked for many years as a certified court reporter, working in the deposition room as well as the courtroom. In addition to her work with Susan’s Legacy, she currently operates her private practice serving families, couples and individuals in Santa Fe, NM, provides services to incarcerated women on a volunteer basis, practices and teaches Kundalini Yoga and enjoys her first loves, drawing, painting, and making art.
Jaineen Sims has been a Case Manager at Susan’s Legacy since 2019. She is certified in Comprehensive Community Support Services. Prior to coming to Susan's Legacy, she was employed as a Case Manager for six years with ResCare Workforce. Jaineen has a strong commitment to serving the needs of disadvantaged youth and adults including adults with learning disabilities, mental health & substance abuse disorders, ex-offenders and displaced individuals. She is also skilled in building community support which will allow her to contribute her skills and experiences. Jaineen’s extensive background in the Human Service field has allowed her to enhance her Customer and Interpersonal skills. Her experiences have fueled her passion to make a difference in the lives of others. Jaineen is currently completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and while doing so, continues to advocate for organizations and individuals in need of her assistance.
Don started at Susan's Legacy in 2022. He has been a continuous resident of New Mexico since 1980. He is a graduate of the counseling program at Southwestern College in Santa Fe. In addition to his work as an addiction counselor for the past three years, Don worked as a grief and loss bereavement counselor for Presbyterian Hospital Hospice in Albuquerque. Prior to his work as a mental health counselor, he worked as a nurse's aide in the in-patient unit for Presbyterian Hospice. Additionally, he served as Programming Coordinator for public access television in Albuquerque and as the Managing director for public access television in Santa Fe. He is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Anne Rose, PhD - Board Chair
Laura Salamy - Secretary
Rita James - Treasurer
Emily Miles, LMFT - Member
Amanda Ruden - Member
Megan Quintana - Member
Justin Quintana - Member
Kathryn Weil, PhD - Executive Director