Board of Directors

Linda Huffstetler-Dearing


Retired to Patagonia in 2012, after a career in psychotherapy specializing in trauma, family therapy and end-of-life issues.  She worked in hospice settings as counselor and respite caregiver.  Received her Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Arizona.  

Susan Lange

Vice President 

A registered nurse, Susan has lived in Patagonia since 1977.  She has worked in management and in clinical settings. Susan is interested in helping support those in need with training and education related to health care.  She is available to give public presentations to individuals, families and professional groups on end-of-life topics including how to fill out the Five Wishes pamphlet.

Robin Florez



Retired to Patagonia in 2004 after working 31 years for the State of California.  Her career in Human Resources was centered on helping others.  As the HR Manager, she implemented and supervised programs on Health and Wellness, Emergency Preparedness, Ergonomics, Worker's Compensation and general Personnel issues.

Diane Olson


A Minnesota native, Diane moved to Patagonia in 2013.  She is a member of Patagonia Community United Methodist Church, where she is involved in a number of committees.  She is also a member of Patagonia Woman's Club and volunteers at the PCUMC Thrift Shop.  Now retired, Diane's professional background was in accounting.


Joan Bennett
Board Member at Large

An Adirondack upper New York state native, Joan moved to Patagonia in 2004.  She has always been in the business of  helping people.  She has been a property manager, dental assistant and restaurant hostess.  In the 13 years she has been in Patagonia, she has been involved with a number of non-profits, serving on the boards of the Senior Center and the Women’s Club. 

Barbara Turner

Member Representing Group to be Served

Originally from Oklahoma, Barbara longed to move into the sunshine.  She moved to Tombstone where she was in charge of the food bank.  When she moved to Patagonia, she became The Lending Shed's "Quilter in Residence," providing a needed source of fund raising opportunities for our organization.  Upon the passing of Marilyn Coleman, Barbara accepted the position of Board Member Representing Group Served.  Besides having experience in non-profit fundraising, she brings enthusiasm and the ability to think forward to our board.  She's also a full-time caregiver.

In Memoriam

Marilyn Coleman
Represented Group to be Served for 14 months until her death in January, 2018

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Marilyn moved to Georgia where she lived most of her adult life.  She was an Associate Electrical Engineer for AT&T for nearly 20 years.  After meeting and marrying Jim Coleman, she moved to Patagonia in 2001.  Marilyn will be a voice for the group to be served by Family Health Care Amigos.

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