Dorothy A. Forbes, LCSW
Director of Circle of Life Behavioral Health Network
Dorothy is a lifelong Taos resident who oversees all behavioral health functions for Eight Northern Indian Pueblos, Inc. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Studies from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA, and went on to graduate at the top of her class from New Mexico State University with a Master’s in Social Work.
She has committed herself to creating systems that deliver the best behavioral health care for New Mexicans and breaking down barriers to care, ensuring access for all.
Dorothy is happily married with two small children and two somewhat well-behaved dogs. She enjoys hiking, yoga, spending time with her family and embracing as many moments of contentment each day as possible.
Jehan Layne, MSW
Residential Programs Manager
Butterfly Healing Center & New Moon Lodge
Jehan Layne serves as the Residential Programs Manager and oversees the administrative aspects of both Butterfly Healing Center and New Moon Lodge. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jehan has dedicated her life and career to social justice and combating systemic oppression.
Jehan received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Pitzer College, in Claremont, California. She went on to receive her Masters degree from Hunter College School of Social Work in NYC.
When she’s not making sure our residential programs are running smoothly, Jehan loves to cook, walk her dog Ripley, and escape to Denver every once and awhile to catch a pro game.
Jeanne Goins, LMHC, LSAA
Jeanne, a Taos native, has a Master’s degree from New Mexico State University. She has been with Butterfly Healing Center since 2014, when the very first client successfully discharged from the program. Before moving into the role of Clinical Supervisor, she served as an individual, family and group therapist. In her current position, she oversees the clinical programming and the inpatient, outpatient and LADAC therapists that work with youth and family seeking services. She specializes in DBT therapy, trauma-informed care and motivational interviewing, and is consistently learning the latest in those methods through continuing education. Jeanne believes that providing a safe place where a client can feel empowered to self-actualize and begin their journey into adulthood is the most essential aspect of treatment, and she feels that Butterfly Healing Center embodies these values to the utmost degree.
Ellen Durant, LMFT
Ellen Durant, LMFT, has been with Butterfly Healing Center since 2016, and heads up the therapeutic milieu team. A graduate of Texas Tech University, Ellen has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, specializing in addiction. In her work, she takes a holistic approach, focusing not on just the problem, but the whole system. At Butterfly Healing Center, she enjoys utilizing the collaborative, team approach that the staff employs to create the best treatment plan for every individual.
Ellen’s previous work with clients enriches her current therapeutic work with individuals, families, and groups. Her professional and personal experiences with systemic treatment and addiction guide and enhance her therapeutic work here at Butterfly.
Stephen Mack, LADAC
Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Stephen Mack, LADAC, is Butterfly Healing Center’s Licensed Alcohol And Drug Counselor. He graduated from the UNM / CASAA LADAC accreditation program and has been part of the Northern New Mexico Substance Abuse Community for the past 30 years. Steve’s background includes outpatient counseling in community mental health, opioid specific outpatient therapeutic community, substance detoxification, adult and now adolescent residential treatment. His hope is that with early co-occurring treatment, the children of Butterfly Healing Center, will be healthy, productive family and community members.
Angel Mondragon, LMSW
Residential & Outpatient Therapist
Angel Mondragon is a Licensed Masters Social Worker. She has a dual role at Butterfly Healing Center where she serves as a Residential and Outpatient Therapist. She finished her Undergraduate program with Summa Cum Laude Honors and went on to the Advanced Standing Master of Social Work Program. She has worked in various settings including the medical, Geriatric, & Children, Youth and Family population. Angel takes a Humanistic based eclectic approach in which she practices with a variety of models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, with the hope to help others develop a stronger, healthier sense of self and meaning in life.
She began working at Butterfly Healing Center in the summer of 2017 and enjoys serving Native America. Angel enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets. She is an overall simple type gal who loves a flick and popcorn!
Originally from Minnesota, Alex has lived in North Carolina, Montana, and Washington D.C, working as an adventure therapy instructor and wilderness guide. Alex plans Butterfly’s activity schedule and cultural outings, leads hikes with our residents throughout northern New Mexico, and provides training for our staff in First-Aid, CPR, and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. He is a certified Wilderness First Responder, and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Counseling at Adams State University. Outside of work, he loves spending time in the mountains and rivers of Taos with his partner and two young boys.
Maya Burnett y Velarde
Maya Burnett y Velarde is the Educational Coordinator at Butterfly Healing Center. Maya was born and raised in Northern New Mexico. Maya is a graduate from The University of New Mexico, with a degree in education and a minor in psychology. Her past experiences with classroom management and curriculum has put her in an excellent position to help guide the educational path of the youth we serve.
Maya has been instrumental in helping Butterfly Residents prepare and pass their High School Equivalency exams (HiSet) affording them the opportunity to either pursue higher education or enroll in the work force, upon leaving the Butterfly Program.
When not at the center she enjoys being outside, and being with her daughter. She hopes to continue to pursue her own educational goals in the future.
Life Skills Coach
Isaac Chavez serves as the Youth Support Services Life Skills Coach at Butterfly Healing Center. He provides inpatient and outpatient guidance to Native American youth transitioning into early adulthood.
Born in New Mexico, Isaac has spent much of his adult life traveling throughout the country and abroad. He is a working sculptor and painter who still finds time for the occasional punk rock show.
Chris Lucero is the Security Supervisor with many years of experience at Butterfly Healing Center. Core values such as honesty and integrity are what drive him in his professional career. Chris has the natural ability to connect with Butterfly residents. He is easy to talk to and shows genuine interest in helping residents achieve their goals.
As a previous member of the Army National Guard he has learned the skills necessary to ensure the safety and security of Butterfly. While not at work he enjoys fishing, hunting, staying fit and spending time with family, his 5 year old daughter and 9 month old son surely keep him busy!