Summit on Hunger and Homelessness

2017 Summit on Hunger and Homelessness in Otero County

“Community Building and Supportive Communities”

Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center

800 East First Street, Alamogordo



Friday, October 27, 2017

“Summit Conference”

Program: 9:00am-5:00pm


Food Drive All Day—Please Consider Donating

Non-Perishable Food Items

(Canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned meats, pasta, rice, etc.)


Saturday, October 28, 2017

“Community Resource Expo”

(Get Flier for Resource Expo)

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC—Free Admission All Day

Community Resource Tables—Open 10:00am to 2:00pm


Preliminary Program, Friday, October 27, 2017

(Not all participants have confirmed)

8:30am                 Doors Open

Information Desk and Sign-in, Sign-in begins at 8:30am in Civic Center Lobby

9:00-9:15          Welcome: Amy Josefosky, Board Chair—Otero Hunger Coalition

9:15-10:00        Keynote Address: Jennifer Lopez, National Supportive Housing Consultant

10:00-10:15      Break

10:15-11:30         Panel: Homelessness

Moderator: Warren Robinson–Owen Chapel AME Church

  • Hank Hughes–New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Nicole Martinez–Mesilla Valley Community of Hope
  • Ted Brinegar–Foxhole Homes
  • Dan Josefosky–Fiddlers Green
  • Jenn Lopez—National Supportive Housing Consultant

11:30-1:00          Attendees Lunch at Local RestaurantsOptional Lunch Available Onsite at Civic Center—Monetary Donations Accepted (OHC Fundraiser)

Lunch Provided by Otero Veg, and Vegan Outreach

1:00-2:15              Panel: Hunger

Moderator: Greg Hillis–Otero Hunger Coalition

  • Amanda Cuba–Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico
  • Children in Need of Services (CHINS)
  • Janett Quick–Otero Hunger Coalition
  • Jennifer Gruger–Tularosa Senior Center

2:15-2:30              Break

2:30-3:45              Panel: Health

Moderator: John Ely–MAEBIOS

  • Perry Lawson–Center of Protective Environment
  • Jeanette Borunda–Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center
  • Armando Rhodes–Presbyterian Mental Health Services

3:45-5:00              Reception, and Beginning of Community Resource Setup for Saturday

Reception for all Summit Conference attendees, Keynote Speaker and Otero Hunger Coalition Board of Directors.

Reception Sponsored by Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center

5:00-6:00              Community Meal available to the public,

Served by Otero Hunger Coalition at

Salvation Army Kitchen, 1900 East First Street, Alamogordo


Events on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

All Events at Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center

800 East 1st Street, Alamogordo


10:00am–2:00pm       Community Resource Expo

Open to the Public—Free Admission

(Organizations Register Online)

See list of some of the participating organizations below.

11:30-1:00p                 Free Meal

(Provided by the OHC Board, Aggie Cupboard Alamogordo, and Friends)

Open to the Public

(Ends at 1:00p or when food runs out)

 Participating Resource Organizations Include: