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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

Building Manager

Karen Jackson

Accounts Payable Clerk

Kelly Pino

Grant Coordinator  

Sanjuana Bustinza

Receptionist

Sam Solorzano

Receptionist

Angela Cardozo

Special Projects Coordinator 

Food Access Staff

Jenna Beeker

Direct Assistance Coordinator

Dan Lerma

Community Kitchen Assistant

James Rodriguez

Lead Cook

Kelsey Black

Pantry Aide                                                        

Sarah Grace Roskos

Pantry Aide

Jean Seward

Bilingual Food Pantry Assistant

Financial Empowerment Staff

Velma Kyser

Program Manager                                                          

Sonia Diallo

Financial Counselor

Tammy Beckwith

Financial Counselor

Counseling Services Staff

Kimberle Kwasnick

Director of Counseling                                                  

Heather Dahl

Treatment & Prevention Specialist

Theresa Pittington

Office Manager

Jessica Gordon

Therapist                                                  

Jessalyn Gonzales

Master’s Level Intern

Gabrielle VanWert

Case Manager

Rosa Castanon

Therapist                                                

Mark Cardinal Jr. 

Office Administrator                                           

Stephanie Frese

Office Administrator                                           

Family Health Center Staff

Dr. Peter Cooke, MD

Physician                                          

Dr. Aimee Leisure-Martins, DO

Pediatrician, Medical Director 

Ada Mbonu

Health Center Office Manger

Dr. Janet Sprague, DO

Physician                                          

Shirley Sanders, FNP

Nurse Practitioner 

Rochelle Rein, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Carol Carney, NP

Nurse Practitioner                                                          

Margaret Keeler, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Vanessa Bourland, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Jasmine King

Senior Medical Assistant

Louise Supanich

Referral Coordinator

Liticia Rodriguez

Perscription Assistance Coordinator & Human Resources Admin 

Reneishia George

Medical Assistant

Yosany Loza Martinez

Medical Assistant

Marissa Gonzales

Medical Assistant

Rita Herrera

Receptionist

Antonio Plaza

Receptionist

Rosa Zarate

Care Coordinator