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Meet The Team

Ashely Padilla

Client Relations

It is my hope, as one of the first initial contacts, to serve each and every client to the best of my ability. It is my goal for each and everyone of you to know you are all valued, heard and we are here for you!

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Elizabeth Zellner

Lead Office Scheduler

I look forward to being blessed with more opportunities to interact with clients and to learn how to be a Godly encouragement to everyone who passes through our office. God set an example for us to follow and I strive to follow that example. ‍

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Nicole Baca

CPSW & Office Manager

I am thankful for my ability to connect with individuals and families throughout our community to help discover the resources needed to assist them further in their journey.

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Makynzi Lehr

Billing Specialist

God has blessed me with the opportunity to be a part of the Cornerstone Lifeworks team. I am so grateful to be able to serve our clients in every way possible to make their experience at Cornerstone the best that it can be. 

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Marcos Castellano

Intake Specialist & Masters Social Worker MA, LMSW

Each of us was created uniquely with a purpose, and it is not only my passion but a privilege to join in highlighting that purpose with those I meet in my work. Each of us has a story to tell, and I believe God uses our experiences, blessings, and hardships to help shape us into the individuals he has destined us to be.

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Angelica Sanchez

IOP Facilitator & Counselor, MA LMHC

Throughout a person's lifetime, we will have countless seasons of joy, grief, uncertainty, and sadness. Throughout those various seasons in life, we don't have to be alone. I believe through wise counsel and reflection with a counselor, we can overcome the many challenges that life may bring with an objective perspective that promotes self-care and general well-being.

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William Baca


I have a heart to help marriages and to see them being restored with Christ in the center. I also specialize with addiction, trauma and other men’s issues as well as adolescents.

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Sam Newmon

Director MA, LPCC

"Within my role as the director of Cornerstone Lifeworks, I am also one of the practicing licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC) of our dynamic team of specialists."

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Carlton “Lee” Lewis

Counselor MA, LPCC, LADAC, I.F.O.C Chaplain

I am a licensed mental health and drug and alcohol counselor in the State of New Mexico. I have been in practice 15 years, working primarily with men and am currently offering services focused on men’s issues.

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Dr. Darío Silva

Counselor MDiv, PhD, LPCC

"As a licensed professional clinical mental health counselor (LPCC), my work has been dedicated to assisting others discover their own true nature."

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Denise Garcia

Counselor MA, LPCC

My focus is to serve other military veterans and their families. Although serving the military community is my primary focus, I am certainly open and available to others seeking guidance and support.

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Amber L. Roberts

Counselor MA, LPCC

I specialize in individual and child counseling as well as adolescent issues. Through a client-centered approach, individuals are encouraged to grow spiritually and emotionally.

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Kelly Dugaiczyk

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist MS, LMFT

Connecting with others and feeling loved, valued, and heard is extremely important. Life is complicated but I am here to listen to your story. I am here for you as you create new experiences and make newfound goals and dreams.

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Dr. Carl Russell

Counselor MDIV, DMIN, MA, LPCC

Today I serve as the disaster mental health consultant for the International Federation of Chaplains (IFOC) and am a member of the New Mexico Crisis Support Team.

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Wendy Deluca

Counselor MA, LPCC

For over 15 years I have worked with many amazing adolescents, adults, and couples to address various life struggles such as: Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Work Stress, Grief and Loss, Work / Life Balance, Boundary Setting, and Substance Abuse. As a Navy Veteran, I can relate to challenges faced by Military members and their families. I also have a heart for working with single women and have written many articles about finding contentment in singleness.

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