Board & Staff
Board of Directors
Angelica Anaya Allen
President: Kathleen Winslow
Vice President: Cynthia Alcala
Treasurer: Mary Malwitz
Secretary: Jennifer Gardner
CRFW Fundraising Committee
From top left: Amanda Douglas, Kathleen Winslow, Jess Fulton, Sabrina Barunda, Cynthia Alcala, Margie Lang, S.G., Ashley Taylor
Bottom left: Zsa Zsa, Jackie, Carolyn Johnson
Not pictured: Tabitha Tapia, Henrietta Correa, Mindy Yazze, Josephine Valerio
To contact any of the Crossroads staff call (505) 242-1010, and dial the extension listed below. To contact the staff at Maya’s Place, please call (505) 266-0110.
KC Quirk, Executive Director - ext. 19
KC, a social worker by education, is the CEO of Crossroads for Women. In collaboration with the Board of Directors and the staff, KC’s job is to ensure the legal, ethical and financial integrity of the organization. She brings over twenty five years of human services experience including management and leadership, designing and developing progressive direct services, outreach and countless hours of teaching, training and guest lecture experience. KC cherishes the opportunity to be a part of supporting the women in making their dreams into reality.
Jennifer Gardner, Chief Financial Officer - ext. 20
As the Chief Financial Officer at Crossroads Jennifer is responsible for the financial management of all grants, daily operations, contractual agreements and corporate compliance. She is a native of the southwest and has lived in Albuquerque for 20 years. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and brings over 20 years of nonprofit, government, and corporate business experience to her work, with an emphasis on operations and finance. She brings over 10 years of experience in social justice and is passionate about the important work at Crossroads and related community organizations.
Kathie is Native New Mexican, born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She is a graduate of Las Crucas High School but has been in Albuquerque for 40 years. Kathie worked for the City of Albuquerque as the Personnel Officer For Cultural Services until her retirement. Kathie was recruited to come and work with Crossroads a few years ago. She has two amazing sons, and two beautiful granddaughters. Kathie’s motto: “Helping people is my passion.”
Clinical Director - ext. 16
Joe was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He moved to New Mexico via Colorado in 1999. Joe has a M.A. in counseling (Contemplative Psychotheraphy) from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Joe’s motto: “Everyone is basically good”.
Joe facilitates, Recovery Group and Life Skills Group at The Crossroads and Relapse Prevention Group at Maya’s Place. He fields inquiries about the program and maintains the application waiting list.
Jean is Native American, born and raised in South Dakota. She graduated from Gregory High School and received her B.A. degree in Criminal Justice with minors in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Mount Marty College in South Dakota. Jean has 10 years of experience in the field of case management, and is an expert in “culturally based” work with adolescents and adults. She has expertise in housing placement, coordination of therapy, and she works with clients on the skills needed for them to live independently and be able to navigate the bureaucratic systems in which we live our lives. Her number one goal for women and children is to help them become strong advocates for themselves, and achieve self-sufficiency.
Tracy holds an A.A. degree from CNM, a B.A. from the University of New Mexico, and is a licensed Substance Abuse Associate. Her experiences in the areas of recovery, relapse and return to recovery positively impact her ability to work with the women at Crossroads. Tracy considers herself fortunate to call herself a Native New Mexican. She comes from a family of four siblings, and feels that her parents are her biggest cheerleaders. Tracy believes that family support, Maya’s Place and Crossroads helped her become who she is today. “I have lived the cycle in which I work now, to support other women’s recovery.
Cory Lee, Maya’s Place Case Manager
Cory Lee is the Case Manager at Maya’s Place, Crossroads for Women’s congregate housing program. Cory has three years’ experience working with women dealing with issues including substance abuse, poverty, and domestic violence. She developed an interest in women’s issues after interviewing a number of women dealing with substance abuse while attending graduate school. Cory holds two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s Degree from Columbia University.
Tory was born in Winslow, AZ and lived there for the first several years of her life. When Tory was 5, her family moved home to the Acoma Pueblo Reservation located 60 miles West of Albuquerque along I-40, where she grew up with her parents and 9 brothers and sisters. Tory attended school both on the reservation and in the nearby town of Grants, NM and graduated from Laguna/Acoma High School.
After graduation, Tory moved to Durango, CO to attend Ft. Lewis College where she studied elementary education. Tory stayed in Durango for 12 years until she moved to Indianapolis, IN where one of her sisters was living. While in Indiana, Tory became involved in many local Native American groups and worked for St. Vincent Hospital for most of her time there. Tory worked for an assisted living program associated with the hospital that provided treatment for men and women with addiction issues until it closed due to funding issues. Tory continued to work for St. Vincent’s at the Cancer Pavilion associated with the hospital. In 2012, Tory moved home to New Mexico to be closer to family. Tory is currently living in Albuquerque and is very happy to be back in the field she loves working as a case manager at Maya’s place.
Tana was born in San Francisco California. She is an American Indian. When she was 7 years old her family moved to and Indian reservation, San Felipe Pueblo, New Mexico. Tana comes from a very loving supportive family, and that’s what has helped in her recovery. She is a graduate of Maya’s Place and now has her own space, as a residential manager for this loving community of women that want the same thing… A New Life, A New Beginning. Tana battled alcohol for years and shed many tears. Until she surrendered, threw in the towel, and realized she needed and wanted something more out of life. Tana knew it wasn’t going to work unless she accepted that she needed to get to know and love her higher power. She give thanks everyday for her new life and sobriety. She enjoys giving back what was given to her so freely… Love, Compassion, Empathy and just a simple smile. She believes in taking responsibility for her own actions and to remember “every action has a reaction. Do good even when no one is looking.”
Laura holds an Associate’s Degree in Child Development and Family Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Socio-Cultural Studies and Pre-Law with a Minor in Communications. Laura aspires to attend Law School in the future with a concentration in Family and Poverty Law. Her background includes 10+ years working in psychiatric inpatient and social services settings. Before coming to Crossroads she owned a business providing training and continuing education to service providers state-wide. Laura has one son whom is active in baseball, plays the guitar and loves skateboarding. Together they enjoy playing with their two labradors, camping and following their favorite sports teams. Laura is happy to have joined an agency whose values align with her own philosophy, which encompasses both compassion and dignity.
Amanda Douglas, Resource Development Coordinator - ext. 13
Amanda has over 9 years experience in the field of human services and has been with Crossroads for Women since July of 2008. As the Resource Development Coordinator, Amanda oversees the recruitment and management of volunteers, serves as a liaison to donors and community supporters, plans and coordinates client-oriented special events, maintains the website and social media platforms, facilitates the production of the agency’s newsletter and works directly with clients on projects that foster skill building and confidence in creative expression. Amanda is proud to be the “unofficial” photographer for Crossroads for Women.
Jess Fulton, Resource Development Assistant - ext. 12
Jess was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts; and has roots there as well as in North Carolina, where her mother lives. Following her heart, Jess moved to New Mexico after graduating college in 2009 and it has become her home. Jess’s college degree was in Sociology, but her time in New Mexico has got her working on a degree in LIFE! She is eternally grateful for everything life offers, especially for her friends and for the expressive arts. Jess is honored to be working with Crossroads, a place that reflects her belief in everybody’s creativity and everybody’s ability to heal. Jess’s favorite part of her job is getting to know and laugh with the many volunteers who come through the door.