Board of Directors
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interim Board Member
Originally from Wisconsin, Don graduated with a Bachelor's in Public Administration and never looked back. With a background in large community non-profits, he has experience managing large weatherizing programs and low-cost housing projects. He has been seen around town assisting the elderly and disabled with a variety of durable medical equipment needs and has recently served as the board member Project Manager in charge of overseeing the complete restoration of the historic building in downtown Patagonia housing Family Health Care Amigos and The Purple Elephant Thrift Shoppe.
We are looking for volunteers to (wo)man our Thrift Shoppe just one day a week Wednesday through Saturday from 9am to 2pm. We have a couple working Saturdays who is looking to share that shift with another volunteer during the month. Working as a volunteer one day a week is a way to get out into the community and meet people. It is a way to make a difference in people's lives. Reach out to us. We will support you and you will join a group of like-minded people who live to serve.
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 was a voice for the population being served by Family Health Care Amigos.