Coming Home connection

Staff

Ellen London

Executive Director

Ellen’s twenty-five years in non-profit and community service covers California, DC and now New Mexico.  She has worked collaboratively to build systems that maximize the resources of public and private agencies, businesses and faith-based organizations. With a deep commitment to the value of each voice, she believes the best way to ensure the effectiveness of services is to listen to the people being served, partners, funders and policy makers.  Ellen is delighted to lead an organization that is dedicated to serving the community with compassion and dignity and to continue the tradition of excellence in care. 

Barbara Espinoza

Director of Caregiving

Barbara worked for the New Mexican for her first dozen years after high school.  She then went on to a career as a stay-at-home mom.  She did property management for private clients for 15 years.  Following a stint with the Tierra Nueva Counseling Center, she joined Coming Home Connection, where she quickly established systems to ensure seamless scheduling of care for Coming Home Connection clients.  She has had much to do with making Coming Home Connection run like a well-oiled machine.

Jami Cowan

Health Navigator

Jami has worked for twenty-two years to empower vulnerable populations and connect them to the resources they need to live their lives comfortably. She has expertise in assessment and case-management for older adults, helping them navigate systems in housing, benefits (particularly Medicare and Medicaid), substance abuse and nutrition.  Ms. Cowan works collaboratively with clients to build personalized plans for meeting goals of stability and self-sufficiency or individual service plan (ISP).  She often offers emotional support, coping and life skills development and symptom management techniques that promote an individual’s self-sufficiency. Ms. Cowan has a B.A in Psychology from the University of Colorado and is certified in CPR, AED and Heart Saver First Aid. 

Diana Catanach

Client and Community Outreach Coordinator

Diana has an extensive background in non-profit health care in Santa Fe. Most recently, she served as executive director Legacy, an assisted care facility. She has also served as community liaison for Presbyterian Medical Services and director of service excellence and organizational effectiveness for Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. She has a degree in healthcare administration and management from Colorado State University Global Campus, and certifications in healthcare policies and systems, healthcare finance economics and strategies and Managing Healthcare in the 21st Century.