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Dave Chandler, Director 

Dave Chandler recently served as the Director of Community Outreach and Development for Aldo Leopold Charter School in Silver City NM. Previously he held the position of Program Director at the Wellness Coalition in Silver City and Assistant Director for Youth Services at the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona/Youth Now Collaboration in Tucson, Arizona. Mr. Chandler has 38 years of program and community development experience, working in a variety of faith-based organizations, public school districts, and nonprofit groups. Mr. Chandler specializes in the areas of positive youth development, entrepreneurship, program design, and volunteer management.

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Jennifer Metzler, Food pantry manager 

Jennifer has been the food pantry manager at The Commons since December of 2018. Previously her work centered on health, nutrition, fitness, working with youth, and community building through a hot meal program. Jennifer has spent 25 years of her life in our community and is passionate about serving and partnering with community members in order to see social and economic change. She received her Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Western New Mexico University. Jennifer enjoys being surrounded by a garden at work as well as her home and lives with her two children and pets on the outskirts of Silver City.

From top right: Ellen Pryor, Tom bates, Leigh Jenkins, Lawrence Chavez, Jeff Perez, Kelli McGhiey

The Board of The Commons

From top right: Ellen Pryor, Tom bates, Leigh Jenkins, Lawrence Chavez, Jeff Perez, Kelli McGhiey
Board President

Jeff Perez

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Treasurer

Kelli McGhiey

Treasurer
Board Member

Tom Bates

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Leigh Jenkins

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Lawrence Chavez

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Ellen Pryor

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