Tonya M. Louis, LMSW, is an enrolled member of the Acoma Pueblo Tribe and has been working in the field of Behavioral Health Services for over 10 years. She received her Master of Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University in 2012. She also received her Bachelor of Social Work from Western New Mexico University in 2011.
Tonya M. Louis
Health & Human Services Executive Director
Autumn J. Drags Wolf is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsta and Arikara Nation. She is also Itazipco from the Cheyenne River reservation, one of the seven Lakota Tribes. Autumn graduated with a Master of Social Work Degree from New Mexico Highlands University and holds her license in New Mexico as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Autumn Drags Wolf
ABHS Clinical Director
Stuart Jones is an enrolled tribal member with the Pueblo of Laguna where he has resided for the past 18 years. He has lived in several places within the state of New Mexico, along with places in California and Texas. He served in the United States Marine Corp. where he was stationed at Camp Pendleton and Okinawa, Japan. After serving full active duty with no reservist requirements, he began his long term residency in our Beautiful State of New Mexico. Mr. Jones attended New Mexico State University where he earned an Associate’s degree in Social Work and a Bachelors in Human and Community Services. In 2013, he received a Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling at New Mexico Highlands University.
Adult Substance Abuse Counselor
Dr. Parmley moved to New Mexico in 2005 to complete her pre-doctoral internship with the consortium program at the Albuquerque VA. At that time, she received training at several sites including the New Sunrise Regional Treatment Center as well as ACL Hospital. Dr. Parmley received her Ph.D. in 2006 from Drexel University and received her license in 2007 after completing her post-doctoral training at the Cognitive Behavioral Institute of Albuquerque. Since that time, she has worked with the NSRTC, Laguna BHS and is very happy to have returned to work with staff and clients at Acoma BHS.
Dr. Meagan Parmley
Shelby Bobelu is from Zuni Pueblo. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Relations from the University of New Mexico in 2014. In 2016, she earned her Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) and her certification in Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment from New Mexico Highlands University.
Phillip Garcia is an enrolled tribal member with the Pueblo of Acoma.
Peer Support Worker
Mr. Pasquale is a tribally enrolled member of the Pueblo of Acoma and has lived his entire life in the community dedicating himself to improving the health and well-being of community members. He is currently employed with the Pueblo of Acoma Behavioral Health Services as a Peer Support Specialist. His background as a Firefighter/EMT-B and Parent Educator has provided him a unique perspective as to how education is vital to the challenges that community members endure, and the importance for educational change/enhancement across the lifespan. Mr. Pasquale is a Certified Peer Support Worker (CPSW) and is licensed with the State of New Mexico, a Certified instructor for Mental Health First Aid for Adult, Youth, and Public Safety, in addition to Question, Persuade, Refer.
Peer Support Specialist
Troy Weeldreyer (he/his/him) is a third year dual-degree Masters of Social Work and Masters of Public Health student at New Mexico State University. His interests include promoting and applying interventions aimed at eliminating healthcare disparities for people who use drugs, the LGBTQ2S+ community, and racial/ethnic minorities. He strives to incorporate culturally-responsive, client-centered, and trauma-informed healing modalities into his therapeutic work. He looks forward to working with and for the Pueblo of Acoma as a mental health therapist intern.
Mental Health Therapist Intern
Karen Tenorio is from Acoma and Laguna Pueblos. She recently graduated of New Mexico Highlands University, where she received both her Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Social Work. Karen previously worked with families as an Early head start Home visitor providing resources and education to first time parents and previously for the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department as an Adoption Consultant. While working with Acoma Behavioral Health Services, she will be providing individual therapy and facilitating educational groups which focus on educating individuals about the impacts and effects of addiction.
Mental Health Clinician
Michelle Lowden is the proud founder and owner of Milo Creations which specializes in hand-painted Pueblo jewelry. Michelle is the youngest of two, born to Roberta Charlie and Aaron Lowden, both from the Pueblo of Acoma. She currently operates and resides on the Pueblo of Acoma Reservation in New Mexico. Michelle has been creating jewelry for nearly ten years. Her inspiration to reconnect traditional designs through a contemporary medium began with studying her culture’s history of illustrious potters. The opportunity presented itself for Michelle to not only carry on her culture through art but by connecting with her community as a Cultural Liaison. Michelle hopes to build a stronger community and uplift by creating opportunities for healing through cultural resilience.
Thomas Vallo is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Acoma; he is big yellow corn clan and little red corn clan. Mr. Vallo graduated from Highland High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has been employed with the Pueblo of Acoma since 2005. Mr. Vallo is certified as a Connect trainer in suicide prevention, in addition to being certified in Mental Health First, CPR, and a Certified First Responder. Mr Vallo is very eager to work within the community, for his passion is in helping others.
Dr. Monica Lucero is a Nationally Certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, and Licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine, that blends the traditional medicine of the Americas with Chinese Medicine.She specializes in Women's health; infertility; pregnancy; pain; PTSD; and mental health. She also practices Chinese, Mesoamerican and New Mexican Herbalism.
Dr. Monica Lucero
Red Root Acupuncture
Dr. Arlo Starr is a Nationally Certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, and Licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine. His specialties include addictions, trauma, dermatology, pain management, herbal medicine, and pediatrics. He started working with auricular acupuncture in 2005, and became certified in the NADA protocol at Lincoln Recovery Center in the South Bronx in 2010. He also works as a Certified Acu-Detox Supervisor in Behavioral Health Services at Acoma Pueblo, and at Casa de Salud.
Dr. Arlo Starr
Red Root Acupuncture
Mr. Lafrado is the co-owner of L&D Associates Consulting Group, Inc and serves as president of the firm. He has more than 30 years experience in grant writing and program development and management. His career has included work in biomedical research, public health, green technology, and education. He has held faculty positions at The Ohio State University and New Mexico State University. He has provided expertise to a variety of federal agencies for grant and program reviews.