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

Stephanie Barnhart

Building Manager

Oralia Garcia

Finance Manager

Mary Beth Roe

Human Resources  Director  

Karen Jackson

Accounts Payable Clerk

Kelly Pino

Director of Fund Development

Emma Giorelli

Fund Development Associate  

Emma Colandrea

Fund Development Associate  

Sanjuana Bustinza


Sam Solorzano


Food Access Staff

Jaime Chemacki

Direct Assistance Coordinator

James Rodriguez

Lead Cook

Ledora Lee Williams

Kitchen Assistant

Veronica Hindle

Pantry Aid

Olivia McKeever

Pantry Aid

Sarah Grace Roskos

Pantry Aid

Financial Empowerment Staff

Velma Kyser

Program Manager

Sonia Diallo

Financial Counselor

Meghan McComb

Financial Counselor

Counseling Services Staff

Heather Dahl

Treatment & Prevention Specialist

Gabrielle VanWert

Case Manager

Theresa Pittington

Office Manager

Jessica Gordon


Jessi De La Cruz


Megan Hodges

Office Administrater 

Family Health Center Staff

Dr. Peter Cooke, MD


Dr. Aimee Leisure-Martins, DO, FAAP

Pediatrician, Medical Director

Rochelle Rein, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Beth Deloof

Medical Assistant                                          

Shirley Sanders, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Marissa Gonzales

Medical Assistant                                          

Heather Warren

Care Coordinator

Margaret Keeler, PMHNP, FNP

Psychiatric Mental Health/Nurse Practitioner

Vanessa Bourland, DNP, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Jasmine King

Senior Medical Assistant

Louise Supanich

Referral Coordinator

Amber Blanck

Medical Assistant

                       Rita Herrera


Antonio Plaza


Beth Betten

Family Nurse Practicioner