Team

Meet the Team

The team at El Puente de Encuentros is committed to making a lasting contribution to behavioral health in New Mexico and in creating a bridge between our racial, ethnic and cultural differences. By working with health care practitioners, teachers, educators, and parents, we gain unique insights and work with care to deliver on this commitment.
Lynn M Haynes, LCSW
Lynn M Haynes, LCSW
President | Founder
Biography The creation of El Puente de Encuentros was motivated by my years of experience working in the behavioral/mental health field with New...
Brenda Quiñonez, LCSW
Brenda Quiñonez, LCSW
Secretary
Biography Raised in Los Angeles, Brenda loves and values family, including her extended Mexican familia. She received bachelor degrees in...
Patrick Toomay
Patrick Toomay
Treasurer
Biography A former professional athlete who has written extensively about U.S. sports culture, Pat enthusiastically supports the work of EPdE...
Rachel Bowen, LCSW
Rachel Bowen, LCSW
Board Member
Biography While born in New Mexico, Rachel’s southeast Asian upbringing sparked her interest in cross-cultural and global issues leading her to...
José Azul Córtes
José Azul Córtes
Board Member
Biography Azul is a Clinical Research Educator at the University of New Mexico’s College of Education specializing in elementary teacher...
Jane Gagne
Jane Gagne
Board Member
Biography A graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law, Jane is currently Assistant Disciplinary Counsel for the Disciplinary Board of...
Armando Bustamante
Armando Bustamante
Board Member
Biography Armando is Student Program Specialist at UNM’s El Centro de la Raza. His family is from Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, and he holds a...
Molly Faulkner, PhD, APRN, LCSW
Molly Faulkner, PhD, APRN, LCSW
Board Member
Biography Molly’s career as a registered nurse, clinical social worker, and doctorally prepared nurse practitioner spans almost 38 years. Serving...
Kate Gibbons, LCSW, LISW, PhD
Kate Gibbons, LCSW, LISW, PhD
Board Member
Biography Kate is a consultant known for achieving organizational and system-wide transformation through her ability to build relationships with a...
Jorge García Atilano
Jorge García Atilano
Advisor
Biography Born and raised in the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Jorge grew up in Chicago, moving to New Mexico in 1997. He holds an...
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