Dorothy Forbes
Director of Circle of Life Behavioral Health Network

Dorothy  is a lifelong Taos resident who oversees all behavioral health functions for Eight Northern Indian Pueblos, Inc. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Studies from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA, and went on to graduate at the top of her class from New Mexico State University with a Master’s in Social Work.

She has committed herself to creating systems that deliver the best behavioral health care for New Mexicans and breaking down barriers to care, ensuring access for all.

Dorothy is happily married with two small children and two somewhat well-behaved dogs. She enjoys hiking, yoga, spending time with her family and embracing as many moments of contentment each day as possible.

Jehan Layne, 
Residential Programs Manager
Butterfly Healing Center & New Moon Lodge

Jehan Layne serves as the Residential Programs Manager and oversees the administrative aspects of both Butterfly Healing Center and New Moon Lodge. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jehan has dedicated her life and career to social justice and combating systemic oppression.

Jehan received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Pitzer College, in Claremont, California. She went on to receive her Masters degree from Hunter College School of Social Work in NYC.

When she’s not making sure our residential programs are running smoothly, Jehan loves to cook, walk her dog Ripley, and escape to Denver every once and awhile to catch a pro game.

Ellen Durant, LMFT
Residential Coordinator

Ellen Durant, LMFT, has been with Butterfly Healing Center since 2016, and heads up the therapeutic milieu team. A graduate of Texas Tech University, Ellen has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, specializing in addiction. In her work, she takes a holistic approach, focusing not on just the problem, but the whole system. At Butterfly Healing Center, she enjoys utilizing the collaborative, team approach that the staff employs to create the best treatment plan for every individual.

Ellen’s previous work with clients enriches her current therapeutic work with individuals, families, and groups. Her professional and personal experiences with systemic treatment and addiction guide and enhance her therapeutic work here at Butterfly.

Val Natonabah Jones, MA, LMHC
Clinical Supervisor

Val completed his Masters in Counseling and Art Therapy in 2016 at Southwestern College, with additional specialized training in historical trauma recovery and substance use and addiction treatment.  Val was born and raised in New Mexico and is a tribally enrolled member of the Dine’ Nation. He is passionate about working with individuals and groups of all ages to address addictive behaviors and co-occurring disorders from a Harm Reduction philosophy.  His practice is rooted in an anti-oppression framework with a focus on client empowerment, offering a non-judgmental space wherein the focus can remain on the client and their goals. In his spare time he enjoys watching movies, biking, and hiking with his two canine companions.

John Naranjo
Experiential Coordinator

John is a member of the Santa Clara Pueblo and the Hopi Tribe. He is a graduate of Santa Fe Indian School, and has worked for Eight Northern Indian Pueblos for more than ten years.

John’s skill set is vital to New Moon Lodge: He connects to the clinical programming to the indigenous practices of farming and self-sustainability.

An avid farmer himself, John grows a wide variety of crops. When John is not working or farming, he enjoys spending time with his wife, five children and four grandchildren; hunting; cooking; building with adobe; drawing and carving. As for what he considers therapy? Doing the dishes!