Connie is the current and temporary Albuquerque SANE Director. With a diverse public health experience in New Mexico, Connie has worked over 20 years in sexual assault and came back to the work after trying to leave. Yes, she’s guilty of needing to be needed – especially by SANE nurses. Shhh, don’t tell anybody but Connie would do anything for the Albuquerque SANE team of nurses - especially baking cookies!
Always a familiar face and beloved SANE member, Connie brightens up our organization not only with her confections, but also her laughter. Her sense of optimism is undeniable, her work ethic is infectious, and her baked goods are irresistible: so make sure to enjoy this recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
Sometimes the most difficult thing that you can do is tell your story. Speaking your truth can seem like the scariest thing in the world at times, but the reward and empowerment that comes with it is nothing short of inspirational. We applaud all of the survivors who decide to share their story, and we are honored to have our first entry into this website be a testimony from one of our own patients. To all survivors who've decided to share their truth, and to the ones reading these words but aren't quite ready yet, we see you. We hear you. And we care about you.