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Louie Lorenzo: Bylas Prevention Coordinator, BHT

Louie’s past 20 years of work experience includes, Bylas Recreation Coordinator, Substance Abuse Counselor (ADAP), Prevention Coordinator (ADAP/SCWC) and Health Educator (I.H.S.) serving both the Bylas and San Carlos communities.

“I enjoy teaching traditional knowledge to the younger generations who are willing to learn and are curious about ancestral knowledge. My goals when working with our youth is teaching them who they are, teaching them to understand the two worlds they live in, and helping them reach their full mental/physical potential. It all comes down to being respectful, being gratified and being happy.”

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Steve Pahe

I work at the Boys Youth Mentorship Program at the San Carlos Wellness Center.
I have a passion for working with the youth of my tribe.
The best parts of my job are sharing the history of my tribe with the youth and helping the youth explore many positive opportunities that we have here on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.

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Melissa Cosen


Melissa Cosen loves giving support and guidance. Her life commitment is to serve those who are in need. Melissa Cosen has 18 years experience working with children and families in the Social Work field. She has experience working as a Crisis Intervention Worker and working with the Severely Mentally Ill population. Melissa Cosen graduated from the San Carlos Apache College in 2021 with an AA in Liberal Arts. Melissa enjoys getting creative and making crafts. She teaches others how to ignite their creative abilities.

Schoool Based Services

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Jessica Jones: Behavioral Health Technician

Jessica has been employed with Wellness Center since 2011

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Anfernee Thompson: Mental Health & Education Technician

Anfernee resides in the Peridot District and likes to watch baseball, go fishing, and being outdoors.

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Bernard Thompson Jr.: Mental Health & Education Technician

Bernard has been working with Wellness Center since 2018.

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Jeffrey Cromwell

Hello, I have been with Wellness Center for three years. I love my job and what I do for the community.

I am from the White Mountain Apache Tribe, and my favorite hobbies are basketball and football. I enjoy the outdoors and I love hunting and fishing.

Quote: "I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message." Steve Irwin