Board Members

Alisha Shelbourn, MA, LPCC, LPAT

Alisha is a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. She has been a therapist for over twenty years, and also has a diverse background working with children, families, and individuals at varying stages of treatment and recovery. She has many years experience in the trauma recovery and addictions fields, as well as working with inmates in the corrections system. Alisha has worked in all areas of treatment including residential and outpatient programs. Her experience includes working with Tribes and Pueblos to incorporate treatment and prevention models, as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs to work on developing programming for treatment of PTSD and addictions. She is an Art Therapist, utilizing the power of art to help individuals heal and express thru many different mediums. She employs various models and is trained in EMDR, DBT, Sex addiction treatment and Art Therapy. She currently owns Serenity Wellness Center of Santa Fe, LLC, a private practice and intensive outpatient program focused on treating addictions and trauma.She is currently the program director for Project Aware Santa Fe, which is a program developed and designed by her to provide full behavioral health wrap around care for Native American Students at Santa Fe High and Capital High School in Santa Fe. This is a SAMHSA program that has been awarded for 5 years, until 2027. She is also currently an adjunct faculty at Southwestern College teaching in the Art Therapy and Counseling Department. She is an alumni of IAIA, Southwestern College and Edgewood College in Madison, WI and the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Karyn Howard, PHR

Managing Director
American Board of Radiology

During my 35 years in nonprofit human resources, I have had the unique challenge to be a catalyst for positive change, aligning the values and goals for an organization with the professional development and satisfaction of its most valuable asset – their team members.

In my current role as the Managing Director for the American Board of Radiology navigating the unique challenges of the nonprofit sector has required adaptability and resilience. Balancing resources with the imperative to attract and retain top talent, my role as the managing director has involved strategic decision-making to ensure the organization’s continued impact and sustainability. It’s been a journey of finding innovative solutions, fostering a sense of community, and championing the resilience of dedicated teams committed to making a difference. 

Being a board member at Sequoia Springs is not just a commitment; it’s a source of immense pride and personal satisfaction. It allows me to bring my skills to contribute to and assist with a cause I deeply believe in, create positive change, and connect with a compassionate community that shares my dedication to mental health and well-being. This role is a privilege, and I cherish every moment of my involvement with this exceptional organization.

Courtney Broome BCBA, LBA

Courtney works as Senior Director of Quality Improvement at Easterseals Blake Foundation. Eastereals provides mental and physical health services for adults and children and has a special emphasis on working with the DDD population. His job for the agency is to oversee the accreditation process and to develop process improvements for programs and development. He is also a Board Certified Behavior Analysis.

In his personal life, Courtney coaches cheerleading for the University of Arizona. He has been coaching at the U of A  the last eight years and finds enjoyment mentoring student athletes. When he is not working or coaching cheer, he values spending time with his lovely wife and their two dogs.
Courtney is grateful to be on the board for Sequoia Springs because he understands how important it is to heal from trauma. He has a passion for spreading the word about the therapeutic and healing opportunities that Sequoia Springs provides the Tucson community.

Michael E. Blimes, FAFP

Senior Vice President of Client Development
Catapult Fundraising
Henderson, Nevada

Michael Blimes has been a fundraising professional in executive and consulting capacities for five decades, serving more than 200 nonprofit organizations. The Las Vegas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) selected Michael for the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award presented on National Philanthropy Day. Michael was also named an AFP Distinguished Fellow for 2023 at the AFP Global International Conference (ICON) in New Orleans.

Michael lived in Tucson for seven years before moving to the Las Vegas, Nevada metro area. While in Tucson, he worked closely with Shoshana and other members of the Sequoia Springs team at another organization.  Because of his respect for the Sequoia Springs leadership, staff, counseling services provided, and impact on the lives of clients, he is honored to serve as a member of the Sequoia Springs Board of Directors.