Teaching The Professionals of Tomorrow


Letty Naranjo, Executive Director

Letty-NaranjoLetty, a twelfth generation native New Mexican, directs the Adult Education program at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC). She began at the college in January 1985, and has worked in various student counseling and developmental/adult education areas. Letty is passionate about serving students who are most in need succeed so they can contribute more effectively to the community, sustain their families, get better jobs, and become role models for their children. She has been the Executive Director for Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe (LVSF) for more than 20 years.


Amanda Rivera de Garcia, ESL Literacy Coordinator

Amanda has a BA in Elementary Education with a TESOL endorsement. She has worked in adult education for 10 years and is bilingual in Spanish and English. Amanda likes to garden and cook in her free time.


Mary DuBose, Literacy Program Specialist

Mary has a BA in Psychology. She has worked in adult education for 2.5 years. Mary has served as a volunteer ESL tutor since 2012.

Board of Directors

Kristen Lieving

Kristen Lieving, President

Kristen sees literacy as a social justice and public health issue: literacy means having the ability to gain access to jobs, knowing how to consume health information, and engaging in an increasingly complex world. Literacy goes beyond reading and writing to include how to be a consumer of information and to develop critical thinking skills. Developing the skill to communicate effectively has a far-reaching impact for individuals, families, communities, and society as a whole.


Arthur Panaro, Secretary

Arthur started as an ESL tutor and joined the LVSF Board in April 2019. Arthur has a long-term interest in teaching and working with others. In 1994, he graduated from Southwestern College with a master’s in counseling. Since 2001 he has been on staff at Life Link/La Luz. Arthur is also a writer and poet.


Nestor Lopez, Treasurer

Nestor joined the Board of Directors of LVSF in March of 2017, and he is currently serving his second term on the Board. He is an office manager at Nusenda Credit Union.


Maria Ortiz

Bio coming.


Consuelo Byrd

Bio and photo coming.

Kent DeYoung

Kent DeYoung

Kent and his spouse, Joe, moved from the Phoenix area in 2013. During his time in Phoenix Kent worked mostly in public school finance and accounting, eventually retiring in 2012 from his position as a school district Chief Financial Officer. Since relocating he has worked for both the State of New Mexico and the City of Santa Fe, retiring late last year.

Kent and Joe are avid collectors of mostly Mexican folk art, and their residence has been a destination on various home and garden tours; it has also been featured in the local Eldorado Living magazine. They are involved with the Museum of International Folk Art and the Friends of Folk Art, and they are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church here in Santa Fe. They currently reside in Eldorado with their dachshund, Maria.