Each of our Directors brings deep experience in his or her field of expertise and strong passion for our mission.
Shelly Felt, Executive Director
Shelly Felt was selected by the Board of Directors as the new Executive Director of Youth Shelters and Family Services (YSFS) in April 2017. She had been working with the organization as Director of Finance since July 1, 2015, so she was able to step into the new role with a robust knowledge of the YSFS programs. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has been working with local not-for-profits since she and her family moved to Santa Fe in 2002.
Devin Dunsay, Development Director
Devin has returned to Youth Shelters and Family Services after a two-year stint at Communities in the Schools. Devin was formerly YSFS Director of Operations and, in her eleven years since graduating from the College of Santa Fe, has been working with non-profit organizations here in Santa Fe, including six years with Habitat for Humanity.
Alissa Byrne, Human Resource Director
Alissa graduated from UNM with a degree in Sociology and Women's Studies. She has been working with the organization for more than 6 years. Alissa began as a Service Coordinator with the Transitional Living Program, where she helped implement a HUD grant which transitioned into the STAR program.
Korina Lopez, Youth Shelter Program Director
As the Program Director for the Emergency Shelter, Korina oversees and manages the Youth Shelter, which is a co-ed state-licensed program with 8-beds serving eligible youth between the age of 10 to 17 who need a temporary place to stay until they are able to find a stable living environment.
Sebastian Adamczyk, Transitional Living & STAR Program Director
Prior to his work at Youth Shelters, he was a curriculum developer and trainer for the University of New Mexico Hospitals focusing on training primary care teams in the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. Sebastian served in the United States Army as a behavioral health technician and obtained his bachelor’s degree in psychology and anthropology from the University of New Mexico in 2014.
Paige Kitson, Street Outreach Program Director
Paige Kitson has a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Education and Leadership from Sterling College in Vermont. Ms. Kitson has been in the social services industry for nearly a decade, with the majority of her time spent with the at-risk and homeless population.
Paige is a member of the Homeless Youth Taskforce and Santa Fe Behavioral Health Alliance. Before joining Youth Shelters and Family Services, Paige worked at Interfaith Community Shelter and La Familia's Healthcare for the Homeless as a Case Manager. She also spent a few years at St. Elizabeth's Shelter as a Shift Supervisor. As the Program Director of our Street Outreach Program, Paige provides general oversight and management of Street Outreach program activities and staff; participates in external relations, resource development, strategic planning and program design.
Melissa Brown, Access! Program Director
Melissa Brown has a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University in Oxford Ohio. Ms. Brown has been in pre-secondary education for 10 years, with the majority of her time spent as the Director of Desert Montessori School here in Santa Fe. Melissa is a member of the Homeless Youth Taskforce and Sustainable Santa Fe Taskforce.
Melissa is the Program Director for Access!, a training and education community collaborative, which is funded from the Department of Labor. As the Director for the Access! program, she oversees a program providing and connecting adjudicated youth ages 14 to 24 to their basic needs, community resources, education, and training.