The ADC program is a hub of resources offering materials, training, support, and education for the community on current trends in drugs and crime. Through cultivating the community, we help prevent dangerous habits and promote environments conducive to healthier lives. The staff for ADC have acquired and maintained a system of networks between the Artesia Public Schools, New Mexico Juvenile Probation and Parole/Children Youth and Families, Adult Probation and Parole, the Eddy County Sheriff’s Department and the Artesia Police Department. ADC utilizes this system to provide evidence based and updated information to the Community of Artesia on the awareness and possible intervention strategies for deterrence of illegal drug use and gang activity.
7024U Outreach Center is an after school program that provides youth in the 6th-12th grade an environment conducive to learning how to deal with problems they may face at home or school. This program utilizes evidence based curriculum called, “Arise” which helps teach youth about self-esteem, anger management, and many other life lessons necessary to become healthy adults.
7024U staff facilitates the opportunities for learning and mentorship in promotion of having the youth make affirmative, appropriate choices and maintain healthy relationships. The priority of this outreach program is to maintain a good rapport with school administration, parents, and the community to continue with a positive growth of collaboration between the different entities to promote positive change for our youth involved.
Tate joined Changing Lives Coalition in 2015 as President. Tate has over 10 years of experience in strategy development and operations management in both for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining Changing Lives Coalition, Tate served on several boards in the Artesia community with a focus on nonprofit clients. He brings experience in strategy development, project management, management, process improvement, and accounting to Changing Lives Coalition.
Debbie’s commitment to Changing Lives Coalition’s mission strengthens our organization. She has been involved with several non-profit organizations, such as, Artesia Clean and Beautiful, Artesia’s Chamber of Commerce, and Presbyterian Medical Services. Debbie nonprofit’s experience extends over 27 years. Debbie has been an asset to the growth of our programs and continues to help us cultivate ideas to assist our youth.
Leah has worked with local non-profit organizations since moving to Artesia. Leah has held officer positions for charitable nonprofits, such as Board Member, Team Captain, and Professional Advisor. Her extensive work with non-profits gives her the knowledge needed to help our community. Leah’s experience with special events, public speaking, marketing, community relations, and fundraising has helped Changing Lives Coalition establish its foundation.
Audrey, a native Artesian, brings forth experience in accounting, marketing, management, fundraising, and public speaking to Changing Lives Coalition. As a former 7024U employee, her vestment in our program continues through serving on the CLC Board of Directors.
Richard has worked with youth in our community for over 15 years. He is a Deacon at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. His background with victim assistance and youth ministry is valuable to Changing Lives Coalition.
John Ross Null
John Ross combines his unique blend of nonprofit and education experience to help strengthen Changing Lives Coalition. His multi-faceted experience helps us promote an unbiased and simpler view of our community. John Ross brings to the job a passion for organizing diverse groups of people from public and private sectors to expand the capacity of charitable nonprofits to deliver better services and value.
Brissa Padilla joined Changing Lives Coalition January 2016 as Executive Director. In this role, Brissa serves as the initial point of contact for our members and others seeking information on Changing Lives Coalition and coordinates the calendar of our Board of Directors. Brissa oversees the programs of Changing Lives Coalition, assuring they run efficiently and virtuously. Brissa joins the Changing Lives Coalition with diverse experience in directing programs and event, production, and project management. She has experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Brissa’s passion to help Artesia’s community persuades her to grow CLC’s programs to their full potential.