Susan's Legacy
Susan's Legacy

  • 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. 

    Raul Noches, LADAC

    Raul Noches is the substance abuse co-occurring counselor at Susan’s Legacy. He is an MA, LADAC and has been working with co-occurring patients for over 8 years. He is currently pursuing a PsyD. in clinical psychology with emphasis in neuroscience. Raul works in the counseling field with emphasis in methodology based on scientific research in neuroscience and evidence based practices. He has worked with Drug Court, DWI programs, and other outpatient treatment venues for approximately 10 years. His experience has helped shape his treatment approach to best serve co-occurring populations. He currently provides individual counseling, group therapy, and case management services.  

    Dennis Bumgarner, ACSW, LCSW

    Dennis Bumgarner has been the Clinical Director 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, Ph.D- Board Chair

    Rita Gonzalez - Treasurer

    Megan Christensen - Secretary

    Gail Boyd

    Joey Castañada 
    Tammy Gonzales

    Patrick McNertney

    Karen Navarro

    Laura Salamy

    Kathryn Weil- Executive Director 

    Debra Chase- Bookkeeper