“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

Priya Sudarsanam

Co-Founder Executive Director

Priya Sudarsanam is a Speech and Language Pathologist with 14 years experience. She received her Master’s degree at Columbia University and has been the Primary Speech and Language Pathologist for the Early Learning for Success Early intervention program in McKinley County.

Dottie Rangel

Home Visitor

Dottie Rangel has been supporting families and communities in McKinley county as preschool Assistant Director for two years, as well as Speech assistant. She worked with a mission school for 16 years with grade pre-k to 8 th grade.

Marsha Murphy

Home Visitor

Marsha Murphy received her Associates in Early Childhood Multicultural Education. She has 5 years experience in home visiting working with prenatal to 5 years old children in a home base setting. She also worked as an Educational assistant with kindergarten age children and as a Special education assistant for kindergarten to fifth grade children.

Regina Huffman

Co-Founder Executive Director

Regina Huffman is a Mental Health Counselor with more than 14 years experience, expanding opportunities for families. She received her Master’s degree from Western New Mexico University and is also a graduate of the Infant Mental Health Institute of Santa Fe.

Toby Lee

Home Visitor

Toby Lee earned an AA degree in Early Childhood Multicultural Education from the University of New Mexico. She has 15 years experience working with the Special Education Program at Ch’ooshgai Community School. She has been providing home visiting for 5 years and worked with Emotional disturbed boys ages 5 to 14 for 4 years.

Ginny Beamsley

Program Manager

Ginny Beamsley is a Speech and Language Pathologist with more than 20 years of experience providing home-based services through early intervention and home visiting. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of New Mexico.

Antoinette Rodriguez

Home Visitor

Antoinette Rodriguez received her associates degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces and worked for several years as a teacher at St. Francis Catholic School in Gallup before becoming a Home Visitor.

Judy Luranc Sweeney

Occupational Therapist

Judy Luranc Sweeney has more than 30 years experience as an Occupational therapist, she started as a volunteer with St Michaels Association for Special Education on the Navajo reservation. She then worked at Gallup Indian Medical Center, with families of high-risk babies, providing developmental assessment and therapy. Judy stayed home to raise four daughters, coach soccer, lead Girl Scout troops, volunteer in the community, and become an RN.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board President

Mr. Alan Philips

Board Secretary

Mrs. Lahoma Henio

Board Treasurer

Mrs. Holly Herr Stravers

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