Co-owner | Executive Director
Brendan recieved his BA in Liberal Arts from St. Amberos in Davenport, IA in 2002. He has been certified by the CGC since 2006 and belongs to the NGA and the NMGA, for which he is also a board member. Brendan started in this field as a direct care staff and is passionate about advocationg for those with developmental disabilities.
Co-owner | Administrative Manager
Maria recieved her BA in Liberal Arts from UNM in 2009. She co-founded HGS with her husband, Brendan, in 2010 and has acted as the administrative manager since. She is also in charge of the federal fiduciary program, treatment guardianship program and provides guardianship services aswell.
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.
Compliance Officer | Office Manager
Dannie has worked in the mental health field since 2012. She has previously served as a direct care staff, plenary guardian and
treatment guardian, as well as rep payee and fiduciary assistant. She received her MA from New Mexico Highlands University for Professional Counseling in 2015 and has spent the years since working to better the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.
Van has been an active member in the mental health field since 2009. He has worked as a guardian since 2011 and 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.
Dawn has served the Las Cruces area as a treatment guardian since 2007. She has a BA and MA in Criminal Justice from NMSU. She has previously served as the president of NAMI, is a nationally certified guardian through the CGC and is well known and respected for her service in her community.
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.