Natasha Garcia, CPSW, BBA
I am someone in long-term recovery from substance use disorder, I have spent many years in and out of the justice system. I have been in recovery for the past six years, Suboxone saved my life and ACHR was one of the first programs that helped me with job development. I am blessed to be here today and living in my truth. As the Executive Director for the New Mexico Reentry Center, I wanted to build a program that will empower, inspire and provide our people with skills and opportunity. I will continue to advocate for peer support, change and to stop stigma around substance use and mental health issues. I am a mother of two beautiful girls, my favorite author is Brene Brown, and I love RED Chili.
A lifelong Albuquerque resident. Joseph is the current Director of Non-Profit Operations for a local Non-Profit based here in Albuquerque called Fathers Building Futures (FBF). FBF’s mission is to help parents experiencing the barriers of incarceration receive the best opportunities for stability emotionally, socially, and financially. They provide their clients with Peer lead vocational opportunities in the woodshop and soon will include welding. On the program side of FBF they offer parenting classes, financial education peer support, life skills training, and much more. Mr. Shaw started with FBF as a client when he was released from incarceration in Dec. 2012 and stayed with the organization to better himself to keep him from going back to the old lifestyle he used to live including drugs, violence, and repeatedly going in and out of Jail. Mr. Shaw also the former Executive Director of FBF has obtained multiple certifications to better himself and pass on to the clients in their program including a Class A&B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). An OSHA 10 and OSHA 30, 40 hours of NCCER Basic Construction Safety training he was a certified CPR First Aid & AED Instructor and is also has a certification to Train the Trainer in Passenger Securement. Over the past 8 yrs, Mr. Shaw has had the opportunity and privilege to work side by side with over 400+ fathers returning home from prison. Currently, Joseph sits as a Board Advisor for VIANTE NM and also has a seat on the Albuquerque Community Foundations Community Impact Committee.
Maura Schanefelt, Operations Manager at Four Corners Detox Recovery Center, received her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Georgia and her BA in Sociology with a minor in Women’s Studies from UNM. She has been a client-focused program manager with extensive experience in both nonprofit and local government roles.
Developing a diverse skill set that includes client advocacy, crisis management, and emergency response in addition to program management and staff leadership, and a continuous improvement mindset. She is excited to continue assisting with improving treatment program accountability, building partnerships among state, local, and tribal agencies to provide comprehensive services and social networks for historically underserved clients, and advocating for a diverse range of clients, including domestic violence survivors, Alzheimer's patients, recovering substance users, and more.
Born and raised in Gallup, New Mexico, Maura grew up with Diné and New Mexican traditions that she credits for shaping her passion for helping others.
I am one of two partners at ENVIVE Solutions, providing strategic management and project management services in the human services arena. I am a certified Project Management Professional with experience successfully leading a wide range of complex projects - from IT projects to substance use treatment program implementation.
I am a firm believer in being of service to our communities. Previously I have served as a mentor to kids ages 11 to 14 and taught virtue-based classes to preschoolers. I am thrilled to support the New Mexico Reentry Center and our clients, and serve alongside this amazing team!
I am a Southern California native and have lived in Albuquerque for over a decade - long enough to develop a love for red chile. I love to travel and explore New Mexico with my husband and daughter.
I am Michelle Williams, a certified nurse midwife and women's health nurse practitioner and I currently work for Bosque Women’s Care. I moved to Albuquerque in early 2020 but now I’m rooted down. My husband and I recently purchased a home in the historic Barelas neighborhood, where we live with my two stepkids and a dog. I have always been passionate about advocating for people in need, which is why I was drawn to the NMRC. I believe every individual has the chance to succeed when they have support and equal access to resources and education. I am all about empowering people!
Silesha Montano Naden
Dedicated licensed realtor with 18+ years of Residential and Commercial real estate experience. Passionate and dynamic, committed to helping clients achieve their real estate goals. Patience, perspective, integrity, a sense of humor and the ability to analyze data with context are the most important qualities of a good broker.
Residential real estate transactions can be stressful for many reasons and one of a broker’s most important roles is to listen to what people need and keep things calm. Silesha has been a top producer of her Companies since she started in 2005, first in New Construction and entering into Resale in 2006, she has been in the top 5% in sales & currently earned her way into the Luxury Team & NM Select, New Mexico’s top agents. All of this is a result of her passion and empathy for the clients she serves.
I am a Certified Peer Support Specialist for Presbyterian Hospitals Emergency Department in Espanola NM. I have worked in the recovery field for nearly 5 years. I started my career with Albuquerque Center for Hope and Recovery, I then transitioned to Espanola Pathways Shelter as a Case Manager. While at the Shelter I was offered a position with Presbyterian Espanola as there first Peer Support Specialist, in this role I would have the privilege to work under Donald Hume. Donald has played a huge role in my recovery and career. I was also employed with Inside Out Recovery briefly as a second job to Presbyterian. I am finally in a good place with my personal recovery and life in general. I am blessed to be able to assist individuals who are experiencing the same struggles I once woke up to daily.