MEET OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dr. Elizabeth Kianu Stahmer, DAOM brings to Stagecoach Foundation decades of experience as a life-long learner, clinical practitioner of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, researcher, educator, and mother, the most honored position of all. Her own educational and professional journey brought her to Santa Fe, New Mexico to complete her BA in Indigenous Liberal Studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts where she focused on community-based research, drafted policy and curricular proposals, and created many unique learning experiences and workshops for the community. As Executive Director of Stagecoach Foundation, she endeavors to look outside the box, to widen the lens so to speak, in order to be open to possibilities and wonderful experiences and shares it with those around her. She encourages folks to take healthy risks to experience and grow beyond their perceived limits. She’s passionate about helping people find enriching and rewarding career paths, empowering them through experiential learning opportunities, and creating access to mentorships & internships and on the job training in the New Mexico film & tv industry.