Esperanza Shelter’s leadership is strongly committed to our mission and the people we serve.  The leadership team, led by the executive director, provides day-to-day management of all programs and personnel at both the Shelter and the Support Center.  Esperanza’s board of directors provides leadership for the organization in terms of vision and policy and also provides support for special projects, events, and fundraising.


Board of Directors:

Jo Ann Dewing Ward, MPH, President

Thomas E. Carr, Vice President

Mark Faubion, Treasurer

Marisa C. Ornelas, Secretary

Janie Alderman

Kathy Segura-Salas

Jo Beth Speyer, MSW

Baksim Goddard

Robin Hammond, RN BSN MJ CPHRM

Kassandra Roybal

John Littrell

Yvonne Encinias


Leadership Team:

Anji Estrellas, MA, LMT, Executive Director (

Marcos Zubia, Director of Development (

Jorge Fonseca, Director of Finance & Operations (

Kim Kelly, SPHR, Director of Human Resources (

Shana Aldahl, LCSW, Clinical Director

Courtney Cameron, MS, Director of Residential Services

Sonya Romero, BSW, Residential Services Manager


To reach a member of the executive team by phone, call:   (505) 474-5536