Board of Directors
From left: Ed Palacios, Angela Hoggan, Betsy Hawkins, Pam Parkins, Adam Williamson, Willy Warner, and Susie Work. Not pictured: Ann Loyola.
Willy Warner, Board Chair
Willy Warner has lived in Teton Valley for over 15 years. He has worked with juvenile probation, Family Safety Network and sat on education and sports committees. Working in the education field for over 20 years Willy has experienced first hand how support and advocacy can give people the knowledge and confidence to succeed.
Community Resource Center provides that important connection for our community members to the services that support and advocate for them to better able to be contributing members of our community. “I see the Community Resource Center being an important advocate, link and supporter that connects those in need with the services in our community.”
Adam Williamson, Vice Chair
Adam Williamson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. He has worked in the field of mental health since 2004. In addition to individual and couples therapy, Adam consults and works with hospitals doing suicide assessments, consultation, and as a designated examiner which includes court testimony in commitment proceedings. Adam is certified as a Psychological Autopsy Investigator and provides front line service and consultation to individuals and the community at large following a suicide. He works in a private practice in Driggs, Idaho, and at a community mental health agency in Jackson, Wyoming. “I am committed to the overall mental health of our community and honored to be on the board at the CRC of Teton Valley.”
Susie Work, Treasurer
Susie Work was raised in the east but has lived in Teton Valley for over 16 years . Most of her married life was spent raising her three kids and following her husband to his different job locations. She has a key role in the start of five non-profit organizations, from Egypt to the Teton Valley, including the Community Foundation of Teton Valley nine years ago. Wherever she has lived, she has been an active volunteer in the community, believing that building a strong community benefits everyone! Clearly the joy of being involved was a reward unto itself. She started working toward creating a community resources center after a needs assessment conducted by the Community Foundation in 2010 indicated coordinated care as a pressing need in the community. “I cannot tell you how excited I am to be part of this organization and to actually see the dream come to fruition! I hope that with coordination and follow up, we can now move from applying bandaids to people’s problems to actually improving their lives.”
Ann and her husband moved to Teton Valley over 20 years ago. She’s worked at Teton Valley Health Care since 2000 and currently serves as Director of Public Relations & Marketing.
“My interest in forming a Community Resource Center is rooted in my family history. My mother’s family lost their farm and livelihood during widespread bank foreclosures during the Depression. My father’s family immigrated from Mexico. His parents and siblings spent many seasons working in the sugar beet fields in Idaho Falls and Teton Valley before moving to the mining town of Eureka in Utah. It took a lot of hard work and overcoming challenges that were out of their control to become successful individuals. I’m grateful for their work ethic. I want to find a way to help others rise out of poverty.”
Lured by all of the natural beauty that Teton Valley, Idaho has to offer, Pamela Parkins and her husband Rob moved to area in 2005 from the east coast. Pam has been practicing law since 2002 and is a licensed attorney in several states, including Idaho and Wyoming. Pam currently runs a solo general law practice in the surrounding Idaho and Wyoming area. Pam also serves as a contract public defender for Teton County, Idaho and provides discounted legal services to individuals in need through the Teton County Access to Justice Program located in Teton County, Wyoming. Over the years, Pam has seen first-hand the significant challenges and hardships that individuals and families in this community must overcome when embroiled in a civil or criminal legal matter, after the occurrence of a life changing accident, when suffering from an unexpected illness or some combination of one or more of these things. The connections, information, resources and support that the CRCTV provides to these individuals and families to assist them in overcoming their respective challenges and hardships is immeasurable. Pam is honored to assist in improving the lives of our community members by actively participating as a board member of the Community Resource Center of Teton Valley.
Ed was born in Nicaragua and moved to the United States as a teenager. Los Angeles, California became his home until he moved to Teton Valley in 2018. While in California, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a Quality Assurance Manager for over thirty-two years. He has a Bachelors degree in Human Services from California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Since an early age, Ed’s passion has always been to help people in one way or another. As an immigrant himself, Ed understands persecution, limitations, prejudice, and broken promises. However, these walls did not stop him from pursuing his dreams. He was the first in his family to obtain a Bachelors degree.
As a volunteer and board member for the Community Resource Center, it is his desire to greatly help those who are invisible to the eyes of others. Today, he sees a greater need not for handouts to those in need, but to improve people’s lives so they can become successful and self-sufficient community members. “I cannot express how excited and blessed I was when I found an organization during the Tin Cup Festival of 2018 that would allow me to help this great Teton Valley community.”
By making a tax-deductible donation to the Community Resource Center, you are helping to improve lives by connecting those in need with a network of resources.