Co-owner | Executive Director
Brendan received his BA in Liberal Arts from St. Ambrose in Davenport, IA in 2002. He has been certified by the CGC since 2006 and belongs to the NGA. Brendan started in this field as a direct care staff and is passionate about advocating for those with mental illness & developmental disabilities. He is currently pursing a MSW at NM Highlands.
Co-owner | Administrative Director
Maria received her BA in Liberal Arts from UNM in 2009. She co-founded HGS in 2010 and has since acted as the administrative director and majority share holder. She is also in charge of the federal fiduciary program and all representative payee services.
Guardianship Coordinator | Office Manager
Lindsay received her BA in Psychology from UNM in 2006. She received her MS in Clinical Psychology from San Jose State University in 2010. Lindsay currently holds a LPCC license with the state of New Mexico. She started in this field as direct care staff, working primarily with children and adolescents, and has practiced as a licensed therapist in Albuquerque since 2011. She is a nationally certified guardian through the CGC.
Samantha has over 8 years experience working for a non-profit organization serving adults with developmental disabilities, many dual diagnosed. Over that time she worked with many different individuals with disabilities and mental illnesses ranging from mild to profound. Samantha is compassionate, empathetic, and enjoys working directly with people.
Cory is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) with experience working with adolescents and families. He has worked for the NM Department of Health for individuals with an intellectual and/or developmental disability. He has conducted trainings on sexuality and intellectual disability, suicide, and attachment.
Cate has a professional history working with both adults and children diagnosed with behavioral and developmental disabilities. She is a Registered Behavior Technician through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, and is currently studying Sociology at Eastern New Mexico University.
Jean has served as a treatment guardian in Northern New Mexico since 2007. Her kind demeanor and passion serve her well in the field and she enjoys serving her clients as best she can. Jean is a nationally certified guardian through the CGC.
Bethany has worked in the mental health field since 2008. She received her BA in Psychology and Spanish from UNM. She is a nationally certified guardian through the CGC.