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.
Clarissa Woodworth, MA, Deputy Director
Clarissa joined the Center for Restorative Programs in 2017. Clarissa has worked in the Valley for over 25 years with the majority of her years working with community partners in prevention and community collaboration. 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 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.
Carol Wolkow-Price, BBA - Bookkeeper
Restorative Diversion Programming
Paula Medina - Restorative Justice Program Manager
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.
Roxy Gehring - Restorative Justice Program Coordinator
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.
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.
Restorative School Programming
Honey Stecken, BA - Restorative Practices School Specialist
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.
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.
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.
Mario Linares - Intensive Wraparound Case Manager
Jonathan Wofford - Intensive Wraparound Case Manager
Jonathan Wofford joined the Center for Restorative Programs intensive case management team in April 2021. Jonathan received his Bachelors of Science degree in sociology/criminal justice and social services from Western State College of Gunnison, Colorado in 1997. He has worked the past 30 years in various positions where he was able to give back to the communities that he calls home. His journey along the way included residential treatment centers, Youth Corrections, Department Of Social Services, Behavioral Health and coaching athletics at the high school level. This is just a highlight of some of the experiences that he has been blessed with as part of his journey that we call life.