Dr. Sharon K. Anderson, Ph.D.
Dr. Sharon K. Anderson received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from University of Denver. She has been a licensed psychologist in Colorado since 1995 and has worked with Southwest Cares since June 2010. Her identified areas of clinical interest and expertise are working with people through transitions, relationship counseling and spirituality. Dr. Anderson is also an associate professor at Colorado State University. Her research and writing interests include professional ethics in psychology and counseling, as well as diversity related to issues of privilege. She writes a blog titled “The Ethical Therapist” for Psychology Today.
Dr. Anne S. Cabanilla, Psy.D.
Dr. Cabanilla earned a doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University in Honolulu. She completed a predoctoral internship at the University of Idaho Counseling Center and a postdoctoral internship at the University of Northern Colorado Counseling Center. She has provided treatment services in a number of settings, including domestic violence and anger management, addictions and dual diagnosis, children with mental health needs in school settings and women transitioning from prison. She has taught Counselor Education at the University of Northern Colorado and at Capella University online. Dr. Cabanilla currently operates a private practice in Estes Park, CO, specializing in adults and adolescents in individual and couples counseling.
Dr. Diana Calderon, Ph.D.
Dr. Diana Calderon is a clinical psychologist who received a M.S. and Ph.D. at the Caribbean Center for Advanced Studies. She also graduated with a B.A. from Catholic University of Ponce and with a B.S from Bayamon Central University,. located in Puerto Rico. . Dr. Calderon completed predoctoral and postdoctoral internships involving training at more than four different facilities ranging from working with children to rehabilitation with the geriatric population. She served on the Board of Psychologist Examiners from 1997-2004. In addition to working with Southwest Cares, she also operates her own private practice. She is currently an active member of the American Psychological Association and New Mexico Psychological Association./p>
Dr. Heather Conyngham, Ph.D.
Dr. Heather Conyngham graduated from Cornell University magna cum laude as an undergraduate and from Northern Illinois University with a M.A. and Ph.D. She completed her clinical internship at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Albuquerque as part of Southwest Consortium. While on internship, she focused on treatment of anxiety disorders (specifically trauma), family therapy, addiction and behavioral medicine. She worked for eight years at the women's state prison, facilitating groups for a variety of issues and completing over 200 court-ordered forensic evaluations. She currently works for Southwest Cares and for the Mind Research Network, where she is the clinical manager of a multi-million dollar addiction treatment grant funded by NIDA. The grant is the first of its kind to incorporate neuroimaging as a measure of treatment success for addiction. She enjoys working with elderly individuals and finds working with nursing home residents extremely rewarding.
Dr. Mary Cummings, Ph.D.
Dr. Mary Cummings graduated from Radcliffe College at Harvard University cum honore as an undergraduate and from University of Arizona with a M.A. and Ph.D. In her career she has been a Program Coordinator for the Adult Education Center at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos. In addition, Dr. Cummings taught as a Professor of Psychology at College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, NM. She enjoys working with developmental, relationship and life-changing issues as well as with anxiety disorders. She has played an integral part in her community by serving on various boards, including the Board of Trustees for Unity of Santa Fe, and as President at the Los Alamos Guild of the Santa Fe Opera. Her musical interest has led her to be involved with different musical groups such as Los Alamos Light Opera and Santa Fe Symphony Chorus.
Dr. Dan W. Davis, Ph.D.
Dr. Melissa M. Davis, Ph.D.
Dr. Osvelia Deeds, Ph.D.
Dr. Osvelia (Shona) Deeds graduated from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii as an undergraduate and from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California with a M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She completed her clinical internship in San Diego, California in community mental health, as part of the Department of Health and Human Services. She completed post-doctoral training at the University of Miami where the focus of research was on infant prematurity and maternal depression.
Dr. Deeds has lived and worked in a variety of settings including Asia (Hong Kong and Singapore), where she provided residential treatment for the chronically mentally ill, and in Mexico City, Mexico, where she explored the genetic and biological effects of addiction. A focus of Dr. Deeds' work has been on multi-cultural issues as they pertain to personality development in Western and Asian cultures and on life-span development for treatment and psychological assessment.
In keeping with her life-span orientation, Dr. Deeds has worked with very young children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and, currently, the elderly population. Dr. Deeds has numerous publications in the field of development and in the cross-cultural literature. She has taught at the university level in Miami, FL and in Albuquerque, NM and finds her current work with Southwest Cares in providing services to the elderly a very enriching experience.
Dr. Stephen F. Drozda, Ph.D.
Dr. Stephen Drozda earned his doctoral degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and interned in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. As a psychologist in the U.S. Army, he directed a drug and alcohol abuse treatment program overseas and served at Army hospitals in the U.S. and Japan. He served as a consultant to a community mental health center and operated a multi-disciplinary group private practice in Oklahoma City before moving to Denver. There he has directed the mental health departments of a large staff model health maintenance organization and an urban general hospital. He has also served as clinical director for residential treatment programs for youth with severe mental health and behavioral disorders. His clinical interests include applying evidence-based treatments to client problems, conducting psychological evaluations for clinical and forensic cases and providing clinical supervision. Experience and an interest in working in medical settings with elderly and disabled individuals drew Dr. Drozda to work with Southwest Cares. In addition to maintaining a private practice, he teaches courses in a graduate counseling program.
Dr. Luigi Dulanto, M.D.
Dr. Luigi Dulanto is a highly experienced and well-reputed psychiatrist in New Mexico. Dr. Dulanto received his training at Albert Einstein Montefiore Medical Center in New York. He provided psychiatric services at the California Social Security and Disability department, Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, NM and numerous nursing facilities across New Mexico. In addition, he is currently on the psychiatric staff of the Correctional Medical Services in New Mexico, as well as New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute, where he has been providing psychiatric treatment on the acute, special psychiatric, forensic units and long term care facilities since 2002.
Sherrie Glassmeyer, MSN FNP-C PMHNP-C
Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Sherrie Glassmeyer received her B.S.N. from the San Diego State University, her MSN/FNP from the University of San Diego and her PMHNP from California State Long Beach. Ms. Glassmeyer has over 25 years of experience in the field of nursing and over 16 years as a Nurse Practitioner. She is a Skilled Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience in patient care in family medicine, psychiatry, pain management and otolaryngology. Ms. Glassmeyer has broad experience in oncology nursing and extensive experience in coordinating clinical research trials. She has experience managing her own practice as well as working in a family practice. Ms. Glassmeyer has publications that address gene expression, tumor response and cell carcinoma. Currently, she is practicing as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for Haven Behavioral Senior Care, in addition to her work with Southwest Cares.
Dr. David B. Heard, Ph.D.
Dr. David Heard received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and then spent the next four years involved in post-doctoral training at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic in the field of Family Therapy.
He was a film maker and documented the clinical work of Salvador Minuchin M.D. In 1978 David moved to New Mexico and taught Family Therapy at the Department of Psychiatry at UNM and then he developed The Family Institute which offered post-graduate supervision and training and he contracted with many of the Youth Agencies including Hogares, Desert Hills, Juvenile Probation, Court Clinic, Reintegration Center, the Eight Northern Pueblos and the Five Sandoval Pueblos to provide Family Therapy training over a multi-year period of time. In 2005 David retired from private practice and he and his wife adopted five special needs boys who needed a home. For the last eight years David has worked at Rio Rancho Public Schools, Department of Special Education, and is currently assigned to Rio Rancho High School and Cleveland High School, Department of Special Education. For the past three years David has worked part-time with Southwest Cares in Belen and in Albuquerque delivering Psychological Services at several nursing homes.
Dr. Celinda Levy, Ph.D.
Dr. Celinda Levy received her degree in Clinical and Community Psychology from Boston University. She completed her internship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her early career in Boston focused on Geriatrics. Her dissertation research, conducted in nursing homes, examined the use of psychological testing to differentiate the dementia which can accompany depression in the elderly from other nonreversible dementias. She implemented a multidisciplinary focused geropsych unit in a community hospital in Boston. The program was linked with a psychological consulting practice that specialized in providing psychological services to patients in nursing facilities in Boston and surrounding communities.
Dr. Levy also obtained her MBA at Boston University. Her career has included behavioral health, healthcare management and quality improvement. She moved to New Mexico in the early 90s. She worked in Las Cruces and towns in southern and eastern New Mexico providing clinical services in primary care settings and directing a number of community-based behavioral heath programs. She taught at New Mexico State University and worked on Border Health Issues. After moving to Albuquerque, Dr. Levy served as The Director of Quality Improvement at New Mexico Medical Review Association. In addition, she was the Hospital Administrator at Turquoise Lodge, a New Mexico Department of Health Hospital specializing in the treatment of Substance Abuse, and most recently was the Director of Care Management at University of New Mexico Hospital. Dr. Levy joined Southwest Cares in 2008 to draw together her career experiences in clinical and organizational settings and focus once again in providing psychological services in nursing and assisted living facilities. She is now once again in Las Cruces, NM, where she serves as Southwest Cares' Las Cruces Regional Director.
Dr. Carol O. Loadman-Copeland, Ph.D., N.C.C.
Dr. Carol Loadman-Copeland received her M.A. in Child Behavior from the Institute of Child Behavior and Development at the University of Iowa and her Ph.D. in Learning Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburg. Her dissertation addressed positive conditioned suppression or enhancement and looked at ApCSs imposed on a continuous consummatory response baseline. She also received a M.Ed. in Counselor Education from the University of Pittsburg. During time spent in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Loadman-Copeland also completed two semesters in Theological study, taking courses on the experience of god and the way of prayer, as well as sickness, disability and healing in the biblical perspective. She has taken courses in Play Therapy at The Pennsylvania State University and completed a clinical psychology respecialization program for Behavioral Medicine and Child and Family Therapy at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. At the University of Pittsburg she completed a NIMH Training Grant and obtained a graduate teaching fellowship in the Department of Psychology.
Currently Dr. Loadman-Copeland teaches psychology courses at the Argosy University and is the Chair of the Marketing Committee for Global Village Academy to help expand the school. She also works as a Clinician at CENTUS Counseling, Consulting and Education in Denver, CO, which provides individual and family therapy to adults, adolescents and children in a nonprofit counseling center.
Pauline Lucero-Esquivel, MA, LMSW, LPCC
Licensed Master's Social Worker
Ms. Pauline Lucero-Esquivel received her B.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of Rochester and her M.A. in Counseling from the University of New Mexico. Her first position was working as a family therapist at Memorial Psychiatric Hospital. From there, Ms. Lucero-Esquivel worked as a Social Worker III and provided case management in a Children, Youth and Families Department, mainly specializing in cases of sexual abuse. In 1990, she worked as a Clinical coordinator and Child Interview specialist for Children's Safehouse of Albuquerque for alleged child victims of sexual abuse.
Ms. Lucero-Esquivel worked at All Faiths Receiving Home Family Services, where she provided group therapy for adults molested as children, as well as both short- and long-term therapy to children and families in the Crisis Shelter. She served as a Consultant and Trainer for The Arc of New Mexico SAVE Project to help enforcement and prosecution personnel to recognize, interview and successfully prosecute criminal cases which involved victims or witnesses with developmental disabilities. She also has a number of publications focusing on Child Sexual Abuse and Children with Developmental Disabilities.
Currently, Ms. Lucero-Esquivel works as a Behavior Support Consultant for Development Disability Waiver, State of New Mexico to provide treatment to clients with developmental disabilities. She is also a consultant and trainer throughout New Mexico and the United States, working with Native American communities for civil and criminal child abuses.
Dr. Michael A. Mauldin, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael A. Mauldin received his doctorate in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Houston. He worked for the Houston Independent School District for 14 years where he served as Director of Program Evaluation, conducting in depth evaluations of large scale educational programs, and as Executive Director of Student Assessment, where he headed the development and administration of large scale student and teacher assessments. Dr. Mauldin received his clinical training and supervision in family therapy at the Center for Creative Resources in Houston. During his 12 years of successful private practice in Houston, he specialized in working with spirituality, men's issues, couples, families and recovery from abuse. He left private practice to join Conoco's EAP where he provided psychological services to employees and their families and consulted with management on team development using the MBTI. Experienced in a variety of therapeutic methods which range from psychodrama to mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy, Dr. Mauldin joins Southwest Cares with a rich and diverse clinical background with which to serve the needs of the elderly.
Mark OvRick, LISW, LSSW
Licensed Independent Social Worker
Mr. OvRick is recognized as a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Licensed School Social Worker by the state of New Mexico. He has specialized in Clinical Mental Health Counseling for children, adolescents and adults in both inpatient psychiatric settings and outpatient community mental health settings since 1990.
Mr. OvRick's previous career was in the performing arts field where he was afforded much domestic and European travel. Mr. OvRick started his second career after receiving his Master's of Science in Social Work; his current profession has taken him to different parts of Texas, Colorado and New Mexico. More recently, Mr. OvRick has been the Area Director of COPE, Inc. for Lincoln County, and the provider for the Lincoln County Juvenile Trauma Treatment Program.
His civic appointments have been varied. He is a founding member and past president of Centro Familiar Destino. He presently serves as a board member. He has been a voting member of the Lincoln County Health Council. He is an alumnus of Leadership Lincoln. He is an associate Member of the Lincoln County Collaborative. He is an affiliate member of the Lincoln County's Sexual Assault Response Team. He is both a founding and voting member of New Mexico's Organized against Trafficking Humans. He was the founding member of the Lincoln County Council on Violence against Women the parent organization of HEAL and the Nest, Lincoln County's Domestic Violence Shelter.
In Texas he was a past group facilitator for the Tarrant County Depressive and Manic Depression Association. Additionally, he was a Liaison Committee member of the Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation Department. In Colorado, he was a founding board member of the Eastern Head Start Program. He has presented and or organized workshops (in Texas, Colorado and New Mexico) on Vicarious Trauma, Trauma and Domestic Violence, Trauma Informed Care, Developing a Coordinated Community Response for Victims of Crime, Handling Sexual Abuse Cases, Responding to Domestic Violence Cases, Treatment of Court Mandated Substance Abusers, Personality Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Transitions for Special Education Students, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Dr. Charles Paddack, M.D.
Dr. Charles Paddack received his B.S. from Georgetown University and his M.D. from Georgetown University Medical School. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center and an internship in mixed medicine with a focus on surgery at the USPHS Hospital in San Francisco. Dr. Paddack also completed a Post- Baccalaureate study on a Fulbright Fellowship in Biology at the Universite de Paris in Paris, France. Dr. Paddack has worked in general and family psychiatry in Colorado, Maryland, New Mexico and Washington, DC. He has worked in both private practice and as medical staff member, with experience in training and consulting for Mental Health and Rehabilitation Centers. Dr. Paddack also has experience teaching as a faculty member at the Family Center of Georgetown University Medical School and as a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Paddack currently works in general and family psychiatry in Colorado.
Dr. Diane Sarris, Ph.D.
Dr. Diane Sarris moved to New Mexico three and a half years ago after having a successful practice in Chicago for over 18 years. She completed her doctoral degree in 1990 and received honors for her academic work. While a graduate student, she engaged in geriatric research that later went on to be published. Dr. Sarris consulted to dozens of skilled and nursing facilities over 20 years of clinical practice.
Dr. Sarris has received specialized training in the treatment of trauma and multidimensional treatment that addresses the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of illness. She has had clinical privilages at a number of psychiatric facilities in the Chicago area and has provided mental health training to nursing students. In addition, Dr. Sarris has provided numerous trainings to facility staff for the purpose of improving the identification and understanding of mental health issues in geriatric and chronically mentally ill residents. Dr. Sarris has worked the past two and a half years at the New Mexico State Hospital as a Unit Coordinator for an acute psychiatric unit where she has been involved in policy and procedure development. She received cross-cultural training at the Indian Health Hospital in Albuquerque, where she did her doctoral internship, and ran a mental health clinic at the SIPI Indian School in Albuquerque.
Dr. Kriston A. Segura, Psy.D.
Dr. Kriston Segura graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.A. and from California School of Professional Psychology with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. Her clinical dissertation topic was on parenting concerns among women who were raised by a severely mentally ill mother. Dr. Segura had post-doctoral training for the following three years at Harmony Healthcare providing psychological services to individuals, couples and families. She then took her education and training to work as a staff psychologist for the Southern Nevada Women's Correctional Facility in Las Vegas, NV from 2002 until 2004. Dr. Segura was awarded Employee of the Year in 2003 as well as became Mental Health Department Chair in that same year. From 2004 until 2006 she was a clinical psychologist for Advanced Insight Behavioral Health, located in Puhrump, NV, providing services to diagnose mild to severe pathological conditions. In 2006 she opened a private practice where she currently provides individual and group therapy for post-surgical patients. Dr. Segura specializes in addressing emotional eating issues, anorexia and bulimia. Other areas of expertise include childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Dr. Blake White, Ph.D.
Dr. Blake White is a licensed psychologist who received his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. He is currently completing a post-doctoral master's degree in psychopharmacology at New Mexico State University. For 15 years, Dr. White worked in residential treatment facilities with the NM Department of Health serving developmentally disabled and neuro-psychiatrically impaired patients. He was a U.S. naval officer in Vietnam and subsequently worked with rehabilitation patients at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque. He served at UNM with a clinical appointment in psychiatry and also was a supervisor of clinical psychology interns. At present, he is a special education psychologist with Albuquerque Public Schools and is in a collaborative private practice with a family physician in Corrales.
Dr. Kathryn Torbush Wiggins, Ph.D
Dr. Kathryn Wiggins received her B.A. in Education from the University of Georgia and her M.S. in Psychology from University of New Mexico. She also obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in Health Psychology from University of New Mexico, writing a dissertation titled "Mindfulness and Emotion in Relationships: Emotion Regulation, and Affect as Mediators of the Association between Mindfulness and Relationship Satisfaction". She completed a Pre-Doctoral Internship at VA Puget Sound, American Lake Division focusing on clinical geropsychology, geriatric research, education and clinical center, memory clinic assessments and serious and persistent mental illness. She is a part-time instructor at University of New Mexico, where she has taught classes in abnormal behavior, emotions and health, family psychology and clinical psychology.
Dr. Wiggins' publications focus on relationships, mindfulness, PTSD, resilience and the use of complementary and alternative medicines.