Antoinette Villamil, Executive Director
Antoinette Villamil holds an MFA in creative writing from New Mexico State University. She has taught high school and college level writing classes, most recently at IAIA and New Mexico School for the Arts. She has spent the last fifteen working in community and education-based nonprofits in Northern New Mexico, including Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council and NewMexicoWomen.Org. As part of her commitment to health equity, Antoinette is currently a member of Santa Fe County’s Health Policy & Planning Commission.
Antoinette was named one of the “Ten Who Made a Difference” by the Santa Fe New Mexican in 2020 for pivoting the work of Many Mothers to address the needs of families in crisis. She is the proud parent of a lively eight-year-old son who is a student at Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences.
Kai Forsley, Associate Director
After completing her BA in English from the University of Illinois, a deeply fulfilling volunteer opportunity led Kai to work in the social service realm. Originally from Chicago, Kai spent the last 14 years in the sublime city of San Francisco, working in the areas of literacy, governmental accountability, and foster youth advocacy as well as volunteering on various boards and commissions. Due to her fervor for libraries, systems management, and information organization, Kai obtained her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. After working as a librarian, in addition to a stint as a natural resources manager in a national park, her devotion to empowering others led her back to working with children and their families. Kai was recognized by Ayesha and Stephen Curry’s Eat.Learn.Play. Foundation for exceptional community service.
Kai loves spending time with her family. Her hobbies include real estate investing, hiking flatlands, and watching copious amounts of how-to videos on YouTube.
Marissa Visscher, Program Manager
Anita Castillo, Volunteer Coordinator
Anita is a native New Mexican, happy wife, and proud mama to two daughters. She earned a BA in Organizational Communication from UNM and is also a photographer. Her background is in project management and marketing, but her calling and passion is in working to make a positive impact in the lives of families and children in our community.
Anita is an active member on the PTC board at her daughters’ school and also volunteers with various youth sports groups. When she is not at work or behind the camera, you can find her playing in the mountains with her family, studying American Sign Language, or cooking in the kitchen with her girls.
Sarah Cheney, Program Coordinator
Sarah, a New Mexican native, was raised in the southern part of the state, before settling in Santa Fe in 2010. Following her studies of Graphic Design, she found herself drawn into the nonprofit sector. In her previous roles, Sarah worked as a respite provider and served over two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Her work as a VISTA focused on sustainability and positive outcomes within the birth to career spectrum for Santa Fe’s children. Sarah hopes that her past work will strengthen her in her new role of supporting families as they navigate their new journey as parents.
Outside of work, Sarah dedicates copious amounts of time to playing with her two poodles, attending concerts, and indulging in her love of anime, manga and other nerdy interests.
Teresa Flavia Schum (Villarroel-Delgado), Home Visitor
Teresa was born and raised in La Paz, Bolivia and moved to Santa Fe in 2007. She has worked with many New Mexican parents providing care and love for their children. In 2020, she earned a certificate as a Home Visitor-Community Health Worker with high honors from Santa Fe Community College. Teresa believes that families receive the most benefit when they are seen individually. She is pursuing an Associate’ degree in Early Childhood Education at SFCC and plans to enroll in the Infant-Family Studies Programs.
Alongside her husband and daughter, Teresa enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, baking, taking naps, and fostering cats and kittens.