About Us


Vision, Mission and History

Youth Heartline's Vision is: healthy families, healthy children.

Formed 1991, Youth Heartline's original mission was to make life better and safer for vulnerable children and families in our community.  In 2020, Youth Heartline updated its mission to family stability through trauma-informed services and systemic solutions.


First incorporated as Tri-County Children's Advocates, Youth Heartline is the first and only Court Appointed Special Advocates program for the Eighth Judicial District of New Mexico.  Since that time, the organization rebranded to Youth Heartline, in recognition of an expanding array of services.



Colleen Shaughnessy, Executive Director


Gerard Jones, Director of Operations


Yasmin Haque, CASA Director

Valerie Alderette, Raton Programs Manager

Jolene Archuleta Duran, Staff Advocate/YHDP Case Manager


Michelle Concha, Taos Pueblo Family Navigator


Feliz Medina, Community Programs Coordinator


Jamie Eastman, Taos Safe Exchange and Supervised Visitation Monitor


Aaron Sena-Stevens, Raton Safe Exchange and Supervised Visitation Monitor

Danielle Vanderpool, Colfax/Union Counties Street Outreach

Misty Gomez, Colfax/Union Counties Housing Navigation and Street Outreach

Amy Mesa, Taos County Housing Navigation

Contact us at info@youthheartline.org

Board of Directors

Alice Morillion, President

Dan Veirs, Treasurer

Mary Lou Kern, Director

Christine Autumn, Director

Terry Kamm, Director

Brandy Thompson, Director