Register For Millicent Unplugged Community Wellness: Outreach & Resources


From the Millicent Rogers Museum:

Community wellness is everybody’s business.

How do we care for each other during challenging circumstances and what are some of the ways we measure community wellness? It begins with dialogue. Museums are places where dialogue can foster community wellness through arts and culture. Museums can expand the use of resources and public spaces to engage in community- wide efforts that support vitality. We can seek intersections of outreach with other nonprofit organizations to strengthen community responsiveness. Join us for this first museum conversation with guests from impactful organizations concerned with community wellness.

Guest Bios:

  • Siena Sanderson is the director of the Taos Behavioral Health Nurturing Centers located at the Enos Garcia, Ranchos and Peñasco Elementary Schools. The NC’s were created to support students’ social and emotional well-being and to provide family navigation services for parents including support for relatives who have taken on kinship of children. Sanderson has been providing support for parents and students for nearly 25 years in Taos and continues to be inspired by children every day;
  • Gina M. Cordova, MSW/CPSW is the case manager for Taos Let Everyone Advance with Dignity (L.E.A.D.). Cordova has a master’s degree in Social Work and is a Certified Peer Support Worker. Her background includes working with at-risk youth and individuals with substance use disorders.  Cordova is passionate about supporting the Taos community;
  • Juliana Anastasoff directs the northern Health Extension Rural Office (HERO) of the University of New Mexico-Health Sciences Center, where she is faculty in Family & Community Medicine. Dually-trained in community development and public health education, she’s worked across prevention, health promotion, disease management, and quality improvement for nearly 40 years in diverse settings – as a direct service provider, health professions trainer, program developer, and in leadership roles. Through her work she aims to advance health and health equity by building local health capacity and infrastructure, improving primary care, addressing community-identified health priorities, and strengthening the health professions pipeline;
  • Whitney Lake, LCSW, SPT, Psychotherapist, is the Clinical Coordinator and a psychotherapist at Community Against Violence. “In my practice I’m committed to compassionately walking with adults, adolescents, children and families in creating a path to healing.”  Lake’s work focuses on trauma informed and client centered approaches through relational approaches, somatic therapies, mindfulness, play therapy, movement, art, EMDR, TF-CBT, Sand Tray Therapy, and is heavily influenced by Neurobiology and Nervous system integration. “I believe healing is a deeply personal experience and trust in the client’s own wisdom and fostering empowerment.”

Register Here for the Jan. 5. Millicent Unplugged Virtual Program.

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