Community Matters: Local Volunteer Tom Starke
Tom Starke, Local Volunteer
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
This month on Community Matters, Sarah Amador-Guzman explores the importance of volunteering with Tom Starke, a local resident who has provided decades of service to local nonprofits in addition to designing programs and raising awareness about the complex challenges of substance abuse.
Tom Starke is an experienced manager, negotiator, educator, and physicist. Retired in 2012 after 31 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory in leadership, management, and technical positions. Have spent the past five years leading and supporting behavioral health and criminal justice initiatives in Santa Fe. Tom has extensive experience teaching a wide range of material to many different levels of students.
About Community Matters
Our monthly radio show invites subject experts and community leaders to talk about the challenges and inequities our region faces and possible solutions that could contribute to its growth. Hosted by Santa Fe Community Foundation Director of Development, Sarah Amador-Guzman, Community Matters airs on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM on KSFR (101.1 FM).
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