Our Team

STAFF

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Miguel Acosta

Co-Director

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Domenica Nieto

Project Assistant

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Bianca Sopoci-Belknap

Co-Director

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Mary Ann Maestas

Communications Organizer

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Gabriella Marquez Villegas

Plaza Comunitaria Coordinator

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Seneca Johnson

Campaign Organizer

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Jonathan Juarez-Alonzo

Campaign Organizer

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Alma Rivera

Environmental Justice Campaign Manager

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Gustavo Gonzalez

Santa Fe Mutual Aid Intake Lead

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Miriam Luevano

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Coordinator & Maestra

Board members

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Jorge Gonzales

Board President

Jorge was part of the original training team that helped to develop Earth Care’s Youth Allies curriculum when he worked for the Santa Fe Mountain Center’s Native American Emergence Program. He has over 20 years experience working in youth development and community advocacy. He is currently completing his Masters degree in Community & Regional Planning.

Autumn Rose billie

Board Member

Autumn Billie is a Youth Allies alumna and former YA staff member/trainer. Autumn is from the tribal communities of Taos Pueblo, Acoma Pueblo, and Navajo Nation. Autumn organizes and facilitates arts, activism and empowerment projects with Indigenous and Pueblo women. She has worked as a reproductive health and body sovereignty facilitator with Tewa Women United and as an Office Aide with Wise Fool New Mexico. She is a talented spoken word artist, writer and filmmaker. 

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Brenda
Ramos Almeida

Board Member

A dreamer born in Chihuahua, Mexico, raised in Colorado and currently a New Mexico resident. Brenda attended Santa Fe Community College where she became part of the Student Ambassadors program. As a student ambassador she supported student retention and their success. In 2007, she graduated with an Associates Degree in Business Administration and Accounting. She then transferred to the University of New Mexico to continue her education. At UNM, she worked at the Community Engagement Center as the AmeriCorps Coordinator and administration. In 2012, she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Brenda joined the Earth Care family in 2018, after she was instrumental in making the 2018 Poz'Orale event a success. She is excited to be part of the board to support community outreach and help plan future fundraising events. 

Nohemy
Boroquez-Flores

Board Member

Nohemy is an Earth Care AmeriCorps alumna. She was placed at our service-site La Familia in 2013-2014. She  is a community advocate for the Southside Quality of Life Initiative. She brings a wealth of community organizing and social justice knowledge to the organization and it is great to have her back in a new leadership capacity.

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Victoria Atencio

Board Member

Victoria is a Youth Allies alumna and former YA staff member/organizer. Victoria is from Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico. Victoria was a previous Youth Allies member for Earth Care while attending Santa Fe Indian School and is a graduate of Earth Care's Cadre Program through which she served as a youth organizer. Victoria has a Masters in natural resource management and a BS in Wildlife Science, Biology and Rangeland Science. She currently serves as the Environmental Education & Community Outreach Coordinator at Pueblo of Santa Ana Department of Natural Resources.

Sergio Gonzáles

Board Member

Sergio first joined Earth Care through the Youth Allies program in 2008. He continued with working with Earth Care until he graduated high school in 2010. He worked as a Labor Union Organizer with the International Local of UNITE HERE! in 2012 and was very active in the Place Matter Movement for health equity in Bernalillo County while he worked toward his Bachelor's Degree at the University of New Mexico. He is currently pursing his PhD Biomedical Informatics at Stanford University School of Medicine. He attributes much of his success to the leadership skill and character he developed in the Youth Allies Program. 

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Hector Aveldaño

Board Member

Hector immigrated from Monterrey Mexico to the Española area with his family when he was 8 years old. He graduated from Española ValleyHigh and obtained an Associate’s Degree from Northern NM College. He has organized and advocated for immigrant youth and families since 2011 here in New Mexico and nationwide. He now does case management in the Santa Fe area for Fathers New Mexico. As an immigrant, father and long time Northern New Mexico he is invested in helping immigrant and underserved families thrive.