Dennis Bumgarner, ACSW, LCSW, LISW


Dennis Bumgarner has been the Clinical Director at Susan's Legacy since March 2014.  He received his M.S.W. from Indiana University in 1977.  Prior to moving to New Mexico he maintained a solution-oriented psychotherapy and training practice for thirty years in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to his clinical work, he has taught social work and psychotherapy at Ball State University and Christian Theological Seminary. Along with his work at Susan's Legacy, he is a clinical supervisor at the Sky Center in Santa Fe and operates his private therapy practice in Placitas.  He is the past president of Habitat for Humanity and Freewheelin' Community Bikes in Indianapolis.

Kathryn Weil, PhD

Kathryn Weil has been the Executive Director of Susan’s Legacy since 2012.  She is a retired educator having served as the Head of School for a private school for eleven years; as Assistant Superintendent for Accountability and Information Services with the New Mexico State Department of Education; and as an administrator for the Albuquerque Public Schools and the Rio Rancho Public Schools.  She also held a part-time faculty position at the UNM College of Education for 10 years.  In addition, Dr. Weil has 10 years of experience as an elementary school counselor at various schools within the APS system. She has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations and enjoys quilting, spending time with her grandchildren, and gardening.

Judy Grassbaugh, MA, CFLE


Judy has been a Case Manager at Susan's Legacy since March of 2014.  After raising her children, Judy returned to school and graduated from the University of New Mexico with her Master's Degree in Family Studies and Psychology. She has volunteered at S.A.F.E. House, Rape Crisis Center, and AGORA. Judy has previously held the position of President at AGORA for four years. Prior employment allowed her to work with those experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque, which included single persons and families.  Ms. Grassbaugh spends her leisure time designing and making jewelry, crocheting, and knitting.  She previously chased balloons for 30 year, but has recently retired from that excitement!

Board Members

Tiana Montoya, LMSW 


​Originally from California, Tiana has been a resident of Albuquerque since 2013. She has been with Susan's Legacy since January 2015, as a Counselor and Case Manager. Previously, she was an Intake Counselor and Discharge Coordinator at a recovery center for eating disorders. Tiana has training in Motivational Interviewing, SBIRT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy. She is a Veteran having spent 6 years in the United States Air Force, traveling around the world and serving in Iraq.  Tiana received her Master's Degree in Social Work in 2016 and hopes to one day be in the position to make policy changes that benefit the under-served and underprivileged. 

Anne Rose, Ph.D- Board Chair


Julianne Lockwood, Ph.D- Treasurer


Tammy Gonzales- Secretary 


Inez Arroyo


Gail Boyd


Joey Castañada 


Patrick McNertney


Lee Ann Ratzlaff 


Kathryn Weil- Executive Director 


Debra Chase- Bookkeeper