Board of directors
Michael Munson, Chairman
Michael Munson has lived in Santa Fe since 1992. He had the vision to found Life Circle as a non-profit in 2011, after caring for his elderly parents and seeing the lack of services for seniors in our community. He has been shepherding Adult Day Services (ADS) in Santa Fe ever since.
Michael has owned Posters of Santa Fe and Munson Graphics, and has worked in building construction and real estate development for many years.
Kim Berge, PA-C
Kim Berge has been very interested in working to identify the critical needs of the senior population in Santa Fe, and understands that Life Circle's adult day care center will provide a significant service to the community, that has been lacking.
She retired as a Physician Assistant in 2012, after having practiced in an outpatient setting for 30 years. As a result of her work, Kim saw a significant number of elderly clients who needed care during the day, as well as caregivers who needed respite from the challenge of juggling work and caring for a family member.
Kim currently acts as Life CIrcle's volunteer coordinator. She knows there is a wealth of talented and passionate seniors and other adults of all ages in Santa Fe that could help support others in the senior community. Please contact her at the Center if you would like to volunteer for Life Circle's adult day care!
Cindy Rinaldi, LCSW
Cindy Rinaldi has a Master’s in Social Work, specializing in geriatrics. She served as the primary caregiver to her parents for more than a decade prior to returning to graduate school. After the death of both parents, she was determined to make a difference working with the elderly and their caregivers.
In 2016 Cindy moved to Santa Fe and began training as a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition, she became a Facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Groups.
Although she is retired from her work as a medical social worker with Northern New Mexico Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Cindy continues to pursue her passion for bringing care, dignity and support to the elderly.
Stephanie Green, MA, MS
Stephanie Green worked for over thirty years as a health professional with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The last thirteen years of her career were spent working with the elderly as a clinical research manager for studies on arthritis, a major cause of disability for older adults, worldwide. Her professional experience includes management of over $7,000,000 in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Stephanie became a full time resident of Santa Fe in 2019 and she was looking for ways to give back to her new community during retirement. She heard about the work of Life Circle and was excited about the opportunity to be involved in a program that aims to provide much needed services to a growing elderly population.
Celia Owens, MA
Caregiving has been a part of Celia Owens life, beginning in childhood. She has volunteered and done professional caregiving since 1990, and for several recent years was an administrator and trainer for a caregiving non-profit. At this time of her life, Celia sees the value of all this experience, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to learn and share, by being on the board of Life Circle. Adult Day Care fills a gap in the options individuals and families face when the need arises. Life Circle has the opportunity to be an innovative leader in programming and a reliable resource for our community, at a time when we have an unusually high population of aging and individualistic people. The founders have shown great tenacity to its mission during the setbacks of the pandemic.
Apart from the Caregiving/Social Work side of Celia's life, she is also a life-long visual artist, a writer, and holds an MA in International Peace and Conflict Studies learned in Turkey, all of which have served her well in community work. Celia is a long time transplant to New Mexico from New York City, and also lived a decade of her life in Rome, Italy.