Staff

Antoinette Villamil, Executive Director

Antoinette Villamil holds an MFA in poetry 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, and she is also a prenatal yoga instructor.

She has spent the last fourteen working in community and education-based nonprofits in Northern New Mexico, including Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council and NewMexicoWomen.Org. 

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 seven-year-old boy who is a student at Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences.

Marissa Visscher, Program Manager

After obtaining a BS in Community Health Education, Marissa served for two and half years in the United States Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan as a health education volunteer. This experience instilled a passion for serving community, in particular the wellbeing of women and children. Marissa continued her higher education by obtaining an MPA with a nonprofit concentration from the University of Colorado, Denver and subsequently worked for the State of Colorado in an administrative role. 
 
Marissa grew up in Albuquerque and has returned to the Land of Enchantment to raise her son among family and friends. When not working, Marissa loves to be in nature with her husband and son, creating herbal medicines, cooking new recipes, and making her family laugh.

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.