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New Executive Director and Board Members

We'd like to welcome Victoria Otero, our new Executive Director for Villa Therese Catholic Clinic! Victoria is a native of New Mexico having grown up in Los Lunas. She is a recent graduate of the Masters in Health Administration program from the School of Public Administration at the University Of New Mexico. She earned a BBA at UNM's Anderson School of Management with a focus on Human Resource Management.     
   While pursuing her Master’s degree, Victoria served on the Student Association of Healthcare Administrators board with the School of Public Administration, as well as worked in the graduate student government office. She is a member of the New Mexico Healthcare Executives. Victoria has extensive experience in the field of human resources in healthcare. She hopes to utilize her personal and professional experiences to further the mission of Villa Therese Catholic Clinic: serving the underserved with quality health care in a responsible manner. 
   Victoria is the mother of two children, Serena, 22, and Phillip, 17. In her free time, she enjoys reading, movies, fitness, travel and spending time with family.

   The Board of Directors would like to thank Mary Chavez, J. Roman Gallegos and Jennifer Baird for serving on the Board. We appreciate the unique talents each of them contributed. Three new members have been elected to the Board: Fr. Larry Brito, Jill Cook and Dr. Aamna Nayyar. 
   Fr. Brito is the pastor of St. Anne's Parish.
   Jill Cook, Manager of Human Resources and Operational Effectiveness at Homewise, Inc, a Santa Fe non profit, has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. "I've had the good fortune to be associated with Villa Therese," Ms. Cook said, "through the annual Calcutta event for the last 10 years.  I've been very impressed with the services the clinic provides to the community.  I'm very excited to be able to contribute in a more significant way to the success of the organization."
   Aamna Nayyar, DDS is the Director of the Dental Program at Santa Fe Community College. "I am grateful for the opportunity to expand on my community service," Dr. Nayyar said, "to benefit my fellow human beings, animals and the surrounding environment as mandated by my faith." 

   We'd also like to thank everyone who helped with the Volunteer Appreciation Reception last spring. Jamie Posch welcomed everyone to his beautiful home for light hors d'oeuvres, dessert and wine. Thank you to Mary Chavez and volunteers Jamie Posch, Geramy Quarto, Doris Hernandez, Mark Johnson and Michael Trujillo for hosting such a lovely afternoon honoring our wonderful volunteers! 

  Finally, the Board is happy to report that the clinic has received a generous grant of $120,000 from CHRISTUS HEALTH, the parent company of CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.  This grant is the largest single-year grant VTCC has received in the past decade. The grant will continue and expand our existing dental program providing dental care for the uninsured and underserved in our community. 

80th Anniversary for VTCC!

October 7, 2017: Save the  Date

The 80th Anniversary for Villa Therese Catholic Clinic will be celebrated on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Our honorary co-chairs and guests of honor will be Archbishop John C. Wester and Sister Patmarie Bernard, SC.

Watch the newsletter for more information! If you'd like to help with the 80th Anniversary, contact Victoria at


Zumbathon Charity Event for Villa Therese

What tops the 2nd Annual Zumbathon?
The 3rd Annual Zumbathon!!!

There was more than just toe-tapping at the Zumbathon Charity Event for Villa Therese Clinic -- but no one worried about any intricate choreography either! The nearly 100 participants at the Chavez Community Center on April 28 were there to have fun while they "Zumba-ed" and raised money to support the health care costs for those in our community who need it the most. We feel like we hit the jackpot with lucky number "7" -- as $3,777.77 was raised from sponsorships, raffle and entry fees! 

Thank you to the Zumbathon Committee: Kim Bear, Kristin Chancellor, Cindy Coulter, Vicki Hunt, Liz and Todd Braun, and Teresa Sosinski. And to volunteers Mike Coulter, Deedee Adams, Cynthia and Mike Lackner.

Please support our sponsors and donors!


Susan Eastman ~ Beads Afar

Vicki Hunt ~ Hippie Chick Designs

Eastern Serenity

Geri’s Salon

Ten Thousand Waves

Miriam Boldman

Dee Dee Adams

Lee Bowman Skin Care

Nathalie Gravel, DC

Santa Fe Spa

Phoenix Simms

Paul Basile Photography

Melissa Willis

Star Vigil

Amber Archer

Tin-Nee-Ann Trading Company

Jinja Asia Café

Hava Java

Café Fina

Sweetwater Harvest

Verde Food Company

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Pack-2-School 2017

Supporting Students in Santa Fe

The school year started on a positive note for the 114 students who received a backpack, school supplies and a $20 Target gift card to help with any additional expenses. This is the 21st year for VTCC sponsoring the Pack-2-School program.  

Board members Debra Beeson and Steve Turner organized Pack-2-School this year. "This program is important to the families who come to Villa Therese," Dr. Beeson said. "We're happy to help prepare these students start the school year!"

Thank you to all our volunteers who helped with Pack-2-School. Yesenia Diaz, Martha Dominguez, Becky Herrera, Lorraine Mendiola, Louisa Montoya and Beatriz Rangel helped organize and distribute the backpacks to the students. Hair stylists gave "first-day-of-school" haircuts: Alicia Brasser, Margie Hicks, Ben Krieger and Gretchen Passendorf. Thanks also to VTCC staff, Cathy Catanach, Margie Montoya and Victoria Otero.

Many Thanks to Our Generous Donors
Debra and John Beeson
Sr. Patmarie Bernard, SC
S.M. Cordova
Mary Eileen Dixon
John Gasparich
Karen George
Dolores and Ricardo Gonzales
Becky Herrera
Elliot Manint, Jr.
Louisa Montoya
Margie Montoya
Margo Ship, LLC
Daniel Martinez
Edwina and Warren Wood

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