Psychologist Meryl Lieberman, who knew firsthand the horrors of badly run treatment centers, fulfilled a childhood dream by creating Casa Milagro.

10 Who Made a Difference

Brokering peace over uneasy history

Regis Pecos, a former Cochiti Pueblo governor, is known for having a gift for diplomacy and for negotiating a historic agreement to retire the Entrada.

10 Who Made a Difference

An all-over-town volunteer spirit

Judy Costlow’s work volunteering with organizations ranging from the Lensic Performing Arts Center to Seniors on Bikes earned her a spot among The New Mexican’s 10 Who Made a Difference for 2018.

For her work leading a volunteer ministry at the Santa Fe County jail, where she offers women Bible lessons, counseling and judgment-free camaraderie, Sandra Griego Martinez has been named one of this year’s 10 Who Made a Difference.

Hubert van Hecke has been making things go bang at Wood Gormley Elementary School since 1996, when his own kids were students there. Because of this work, he has been named one of The New Mexican’s 10 Who Made a Difference for 2018.

Cutting hair is just one of many acts of service certified cosmetologist and retired nurse Fabiola Guillen does for members of the community.

She wanted to give back to the community, Betty Weseman said, and the Thanksgiving tradition became part of that effort because she had lived in public housing for about a year when she was a teen.