Meet Our Staff


Kathryn Weil, PhD

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. 

Jerome Rooney, LADAC

Jerry Rooney has provided individual counseling and group counseling for addiction disorders at Susan's Legacy since 2018.  He has been a substance abuse counselor through a number of agencies in New Mexico for over 20 years. He received his education for Substance Abuse and Drug Counseling from Western Michigan University and the University of New Mexico.  He is the author of a book used in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, "Integrity: Taking Responsibility and Living with Honor."


Dennis Bumgarner, ACSW, LCSW

Dennis Bumgarner has been the Clinical Director and mental health counselor at Susan's Legacy since March 2014.  He received his M.S.W. from Indiana University in 1977.  Prior to moving to New Mexico he maintained a solution-oriented psychotherapy and training practice for thirty years in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to his clinical work, he has taught social work and psychotherapy at Ball State University and Christian Theological Seminary. Along with his work at Susan's Legacy, he is a clinical supervisor at the Sky Center in Santa Fe and operates his private therapy practice in Placitas.  He is the past president of Habitat for Humanity and Freewheelin' Community Bikes in Indianapolis.

Johanna Aragon, Case Manager

Johanna Aragon is a Case manager at Susan’s Legacy. She is experienced in customer service and building rapport with individuals at a personal and professional level. She has worked in the healthcare industry at Molina Healthcare and knows the importance of personal health and well-being. She is passionate about helping those in need while being committed to utilizing all resources available. Johanna is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and also interns at Sandia National Laboratories in Business Operations.


Board Members


Anne Rose, PhD - Board Chair

Rita Gonzalez - Treasurer

Megan Christensen - Secretary

Gail Boyd

Jenessa Garay
Tammy Gonzales

Kelly Morantes

Karen Navarro

Laura Salamy

Kathryn Weil- Executive Director