center for restorative programs - alamosa

CRP Staff

Administration

Luke Yoder, MBA - Executive Director

Luke assumed the Executive Director role at the Center for Restorative Programs after serving as coordinator of the Center’s Parent-Teen and School programs during the mid-2000s. Luke has been with the agency since 2010. Luke completed Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and Conflict Resolution at the University of Denver. Further, he directed the Center for Nonprofit Empowerment at The Partnership for Families & Children, and worked on a variety of organizational capacity building projects throughout the state. He has a background in positive youth development, Restorative Justice, bullying prevention, and organizational development. He is actively involved in numerous community initiatives, including past service as the President of the Alamosa County Chamber of Commerce, sitting on the State of Colorado Restorative Justice Council, serving as a board member of the Colorado Coalition of Restorative Justice Practices, and serving as Vice-Chair of the San Luis Valley Joint Interagency Oversight Group.

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Clarissa Woodworth, MA, CAC III - Deputy Director

Clarissa joined the Center for Restorative Programs in 2017 as Operations Director. Clarissa received her Master’s Degree from Adams University and she also is a Certified Addictions Counselor III. Clarissa has worked in the Valley for over 25 years with the majority of her years at the SLV Behavioral Health Group as Development Director. Clarissa has overseen grant writing & development, communications, and public relations for behavioral health and coalitions as well as administered direct service programming. She has worked with schools, social services, public health, criminal justice, and community agencies in all six counties of the Valley coordinating and implementing prevention, intervention, and treatment programming areas including behavioral health, substance abuse, violence, and suicide. She is passionate in her work with collaborative partnerships to strengthen and enhance community and agency collaboration and to strategically identify needs, gaps, and improvements to advance systems and outcome opportunities for children and families. She has served on various community boards and coalitions and helped develop the San Luis Valley Interagency Oversight Group.

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Carol Wolkow-Price, BBA - Bookkeeper

Carol joined the Center for Restorative Programs in 2014 as the part-time bookkeeper. She moved to Colorado in 2011 and lives in the high mountains above San Luis in a house that is still under construction, the combination of which provides abundant adventures.
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Restorative Diversion Programming

Paula Medina - Restorative Justice Program Manager

As Program Manager since 1998, Paula provides victim offender mediation, case management, family decision making conferences, small claims court mediation, and volunteer coordination for the program. She is a Latina and Valley native, intimately familiar with the area’s varied cultural histories, traditions, organizations, and communities. Paula has been active in a number of community networks addressing the needs of at-risk youth and families. She served extended terms on her school district’s Accountability Committee, Tu Casa’s board, and the board of Valley Community Fund. She has also served extended terms as a trustee for the Town of La Jara and is currently the Mayor.
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Liz Bosworth - Restorative Justice Program Coordinator

Liz Bosworth, M.Ed joined the Center for Restorative Programs full time in May 2018 and serves as a Restorative Justice Program Coordinator. Liz attended the ReThinking Substances facilitator training in November 2014 and served as a facilitator before obtaining the coordinator role. Unbeknownst to Liz at the time, her passion for working in a Restorative Justice setting began in college when she served on her university’s Judicial Board. Her path to CRP includes a year of service as an AmeriCorps Member at La Puente, Volunteer & Service Learning graduate student at Kent State University, and 6 years working in Student Affairs at Adams State University. In Liz’s spare time she can be found walking her dog, playing a steel drum, and outside enjoying all that the SLV has to offer.

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Roxy Gehring - Restorative Justice Program Coordinator

Roxy Gehring began working at the Center for Restorative Programs in August of 2019 as a full-time volunteer, and currently serves as a Restorative Justice Program Coordinator alongside Liz. Roxy coordinates the Traffic Circle program and provides mediation for juvenile victim offender cases. She also helps with facilitating ReThinking Substances circles, training community volunteers, maintaining relationships with referring agencies and partners, and general office work. Before coming to CRP, Roxy graduated from Goshen College with degrees in Music and Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies. In her free time, she enjoys making music, spending quality time with friends, and exploring the San Luis Valley.
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Restorative Family Support Programming

Charlie Kuhns, BA - Wraparound Facilitator

Charlie has served as a Wraparound Facilitator since 2014 with the Center for Restorative Programs. Charlie has experience working with children and families, having served as a supervisor for Social Services in Conejos County along with past work experience in substance abuse counseling with Crossroads over the last 16 years. Charlie has extensive experience working with community agencies facilitating Individualized Service and Support Teams and Wraparound services with our collaborative management programming. He works closely with families to provide needed support and linkages to community services all while continuing to further his educational qualifications in a Master’s Degree program for Human Services. Charlie is also  certified in Specialized Case Management.  

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Teri Sisneros - Family Support Partner

Teri has been providing Wraparound support to families since 2014 through our HB 1451 Collaborative. She provides a family perspective in the routine operations and development of the program. In this role, the Family Support Partner uses personal and professional life experience to advocate for families, providing consultation and training for staff and others to increase awareness and improve the effectiveness of parent professional partnerships to meet the needs of families, and to participate in program and community meetings to maximize parent voice, choice, and involvement throughout the service delivery process. Teri also is a member of the Interagency Oversight Group for Alamosa, Rio Grande, and Saguache counties and was recently chosen by the State System of Care COACT recognizing her hard work implementing a System of Care that benefits children, youth, and their families in the San Luis Valley.  Teri is also  certified in Specialized Case Management.  

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Restorative School Programming

Honey Stecken, BA - Restorative Practices School Team Lead

Honey is the Team Lead for our Restorative Practices Programs in Schools. Honey joined the Center for Restorative Programs the summer of 2016. Being an educator here in the San Luis Valley for the past 10 years, she has enjoyed watching young minds grow and discover new things. Partnering with students to achieve academically was extremely rewarding. The transition from teaching content to teaching Restorative Practices to other educators, administrators, and especially students and their families was a natural one for her. Honey now assists schools in creating their own positive school climate by learning how to manage conflict in a socially and emotionally appropriate way and by prioritizing the growth of respectful relationships. The practice of partnering with people instead of overpowering them sets the foundation for her restorative work. Other aspects of Honey’s work are to collaborate and engage with community agencies to help support students, staff, and families. In her personal life, she is an advocate for newborn screening, participates in healthcare access advocacy, and is a member of the Organic Acidemia Association. Honey also serves as a community member in ReThinking Substances and Traffic Circles, diversion programs where youth explore the impacts of harm on self, family, and community resulting from an adverse situation they may have caused or been involved in.

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Restorative Community Programs

Carey Deacon, MSW, CPS II - Community Case Management Program Director

Carey is the Program Manager for intensive case management and Wraparound programs including Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), which began in April of 2018 at the Center for Restorative Programs. Carey has worked for over 20 years in the San Luis Valley. Over the last 20 years she has provided clinical and consultation services in schools, medical clinics, and early childhood sites, participated in and helped coordinate Emergency Disaster Response for behavioral health in the SLV. She spent over 15 years working with youth throughout the Valley in prevention programming including after school programs, a youth coalition, mentoring, Wraparound, and intensive case management. She received her BA from Adams State College in Psychology and her Master’s of Social Work from Simmons University and is currently working towards her license. She also holds her certification as a Prevention Specialist II, which is a national certification for prevention work. Additional certifications and training include Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention, SafeTALK Prevention, ASSIST, ARC (Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency) Intervention for Complex Traumatized Youth, PreK CHILD, Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR), Pyramid Plus, TF-CBT Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, SAPTS, Mental Health First Aide, Psychological First Aide, Field Response and  Specialized Case Management.  . She also attended Emergency Management Institute, as well as a number of other trauma and drug awareness certifications. Carey enjoys spending time connecting with her family, cooking, baking, reading, writing, walking, and going to the mountains as often as she can.

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Gail Garcia-Kuhns, CAC III - Team Lead Case Manager

Gail rejoined CRP in 2018 providing intensive case management services for the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) and community support programs. Gail provides intensive clinical case management and Wraparound facilitation services and supports. Gail spent over 18 years working with youth and families throughout the valley in prevention and treatment programs at San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group and Crossroads Turning Points. She holds her certified prevention specialist as well as her certified mental health youth first aid trainer certificate. Gail is a certified addictions counselor and is dedicated to making a difference and change to those who are in need of help. She is also a passionate advocate for the foster care system and adopted a beautiful daughter. Gail is bilingual and a native of the San Luis Valley.  Gail  is also  certified in Specialized Case Management.  

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Holly Snow CAC II - Case Manager

Holly joined CRP in 2019 providing intensive case management services for the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) and community support programs. Holly has been serving the forensics population for nearly 10 years and has worked many different modalities of treatment from detox, intensive residential treatment therapy, and also outpatient group therapy. She holds her CAC II and is also certified in SSIC, DUI Therapy, MRT, and ASIST. Holly has a strong passion for planting hope to those struggling with addiction and mental health concerns. In her free time she enjoys singing on her church’s worship team, rock hunting, fishing, hiking, and spending time with her family.  Holly is also  certified in Specialized Case Management.  

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Richard (Pancho) Martinez - Case Manager

Pancho joined CRP in 2020 providing intensive case management services for the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) and community support programs. Pancho holds a B.S. in Biology, a minor in Chemistry, and an M.A. in Curriculum for Science. Pancho has spent the previous 15 plus years teaching and coaching at inner city border schools and reservations in Arizona and rural public schools in Colorado. Pancho is a strong advocate for under-represented populations and describes one of his strengths as being able to connect with and encourage engagement from families and communities that wouldn’t typically engage without personal connection. Pancho was voted by his students and community as a Senior Honor guard (2007 Yuma, AZ), a Homecoming dedicatee (2010 Holbrook, AZ), and teacher of the year (2014-2015 Del-Norte, CO). Pancho has also traveled across the South Pacific to study marine biology and ethno-botnoy in South America. Pancho has one son currently enlisted in the US Navy and in his spare time enjoys playing the fiddle and making jewelry.  Pancho is also  certified in Specialized Case Management.  

Mario Linares - Intensive Wraparound Case Manager

Mario Linares joined CRP March 22, 2021. He will help provide intensive wraparound case management supports to participants referred through adult diversion programs. Mario was born in Jacona, Michoacán Mexico and moved to in Alamosa where he attended and graduated from Alamosa High School. After high school he went on to college to obtain his Associates degree from Colorado Mountain College. Mario later studied abroad at the University of Liverpool and worked with youth to overcome challenges. Mario then returned to the states and married his wife, Julia Linares. Mario has a passion for helping his community and volunteers as a firefighter with the Alamosa Fire Department. On July 28th, 2017 Mario became a proud United States Citizen. Mario loves to support and take care of his community, which is evident through the volunteer opportunities and coaching his children’s soccer and hockey teams. In his free time he loves to spend time with his 3 children, wife and family. Mario also likes to tap into his artistic abilities by playing his guitar and making stickers as well as listening to music.
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