Meet Our Staff

The Cristo Rey Community Center staff is comprised of a diverse group of individuals with a wide range of expertise in a variety of fields.  One thing we all have in common is that we care for the community and want to make a difference in people’s lives.  Together, we aim to provide responsive programs and services of the highest quality to the area.  Meet our staff that brings our mission to life.

Joe Garcia

Joe Garcia

Executive Director

In September 2013, Joseph Garcia became Executive Director of Cristo Rey Community Center.  Joe was first involved with the organization in 1991 as a volunteer career counselor. Prior to becoming the Executive Director, Joe had a successful career working for F500 companies.  In the area of Telecommunications, he advanced through the ranks to Division Director. When working in the public sector Joe managed two early childhood education facilities with a total of 300 enrolled students and 60 staff members. These students were the children of migrant and seasonal farm workers. During his tenure he spent considerable time in Washington and at the State Capitol, increasing awareness of the merits of early childhood education and advocating for program funding. A native of Michigan, he holds an MBA from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.  He also has dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Communications and Spanish from Western Michigan University.

Administration & Support Staff

Mary Beth Roe

Human Resources Director

Oralia Garcia

Finance Manager

Kate Baumer

Development Coordinator

Stephanie Barnhart

Operations Manager

Karen Jackson

Accounts Payable

Kelly Pino

Grant Writer  

Sanjuana Bustinza


Sam Solorzano


Food Access Staff

James Rodriguez

Lead Cook

Dan Lerma

Community Kitchen Assistant

Financial Empowerment Staff

Velma Kyser

Program Manager                                                          

Sonia Diallo

Financial Counselor

Tammy Beckwith

Financial Counselor

Counseling Services Staff

Kimberle Kwasnick

Director of Counseling: MA, LMFT, CAADC, CPS, CCS

Heather Dahl

Peer Recovery Coach

Theresa Pittington

Office Manager

Jessalyn Gonzales

Office Administrator

Jessica Gordon


Penny Delaney

Case Manager

Gabrielle VanWert

Case Manager

Family Health Center Staff

Dr. Peter Cooke, MD


Dr. Aimee Leisure-Martins, DO

Pediatrician, Medical Director 

Angela Cardozo

Family Health Center Office Manager

Carol Carney, NP

Nurse Practitioner                                                          

Rochelle Rein, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Vanessa Bourland, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Margaret Keeler

Nurse Practitioner 

Louise Supanich

Referral Coordinator

Liticia Rodriguez

Perscription Assitance Coordinator

Mandy Moneypenny

Medical Assistant

Jasmine King

Medical Assistant

Naveed Zafari

Medical Assistant

Rita Herrera


Antonio Plaza


Ada Mbonu

Health Center Office Manager