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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.  


Don Borham
Vice President
Moved to Patagonia from Marana Arizona in 2012.  Worked in non-profit housing and weatherproofing industry in Minnesota for over 20 years.  
Currently a CNA/Patient Tech working primarily in home health care with a spcialty 
in hospice care.

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.



Don Borham
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.  

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 was a voice for the population being served by Family Health Care Amigos.

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