Meet Our Staff

Heather Hoffman

Executive Director

Heather is an executive level human services professional with 20 years of program management and development experience in the non profit field, including management of diverse staff, budgeting for large programs, and successfully leading community partners to ending veteran homelessness in the City of Chattanooga, TN.

Paige Kitson

SOP Program Director

Paige Kitson joined Youth Shelters and Family Services in 2015 as our Street Outreach Program Director, overseeing our drop-in resource center and street-based outreach team.  She holds a BA in Intercultural Education and Leadership from Sterling College in Vermont and is a 2019 graduate of Leadership Santa Fe.  She brings nearly 15 years of local social services experience to her role, including positions at St. Elizabeth Shelters and Supportive Housing, the Interfaith Community Shelter at Pete’s Place, and Healthcare for the Homeless. She can often be found eating fruit snacks, using an excessive amount of Post-It Notes, and getting excited when adorable dogs stop by to visit. 

Yvette Martinez

STAR Program Director

Yvette Martinez is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation Tribe from the Ramah Navajo Community. Yvette is Bitter Water Clan (Todich’ii’nii) and born for the Mexican Clan (Naakaii Dine’e’), her maternal grandfather is Chiricahua Apache (Chishi’) and her paternal grandfather is the Towering House Clan (Kinyaa’annii). She has an Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts from Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute – Albuquerque, NM; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Indian Studies with an emphasis in Social Welfare from Haskell Indian Nations University – Lawrence, KS. Yvette graduated in 2018 with her master’s degree in social welfare from the University of Kansas – Lawrence, KS. Yvette moved back to New Mexico and joined the Youth Shelters and Family Services team in August of 2019 as a Service Coordinator for the STAR+ Program in Gallup, NM and was later promoted as Program Manager for STAR+ Program in Gallup, NM in March 2020. In November 2022, Yvette accepted the Program Director role for the STAR+ Program providing services throughout Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Sandoval, McKinley, and Cibola counties.

Tony Stidham

YES Program Director

Tony Stidham joined the Youth Shelters and Family Services team in September of 2022 as our Youth Emergency Shelter Program Director, overseeing the shelter for homeless youth (10–17-year-old). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry from Abilene Christian University, and brings 20 years of work with youth and families.

Kennedy Siegman

STAR Santa Fe Program Manager

Kennedy Siegman is the Program Manager of the Supporting Transitions into Adulthood through Rehousing (STAR) program for Santa Fe and Los Alamos County. Kennedy joined Youth Shelters and Family Services in May 2020 as an MSW intern for the Transitional Living Program and eventually joined the STAR team in March 2021. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Stout with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies in 2017 and recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Widener University with a focus in trauma-informed care. When she is not supporting the young people in STAR, she enjoys reading, playing video games, traveling, eating good food, and hiking/camping with her husband and amazing dog, MJ.


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