MEET THE STAFF
KEVIN KOVAL, MS, MST
Since graduating from the University of New Mexico Kevin has worked as a CPA, business consultant, and financial advisor for over 30 years. He also has masters degrees in Financial Planning from the College of Financial Planning and in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Prior to moving to New Mexico, he was the partner of an international accounting and consulting firm in Los Angeles for several years.
Kevin became interested in senior care as he become involved in caring for his father and mother in New Mexico over the last ten years. That experience made him recognize what a critical need there is for providers of exceptional senior care. He feels very fortunate and blessed to have the opportunity to own a company of egis‘ quality and reputation. Kevin has many years of experience in providing exceptional service to a variety of consulting clients. His business knowledge and experience coupled with the outstanding Care Managers and Care Providers who work for egis will help ensure we continue to provide the very best of care to our clients.
Kevin enjoys hiking with his two Weimeraners Zeke and Graycee and his wife, Yvonne. One day he would like to climb all of the Colorado “14ers”. He also enjoys hot yoga and pilates, going to the gym, and scuba diving.
Mary came to Santa Fe in the 70’s to be an assistant to photographer Paul Caponigro and following that to photographer Laura Gilpin. Mary has also become a renowned photographer in her own right. For decades she has alternated her photography work with caregiving. Beginning as a volunteer at an AIDS hospice she continued caregiving through work with Medicaid clients of all ages and most recently for egis clients. She has provided care and support to many of our clients through the years and is a very savvy and sophisticated care provider. She is a retired Peace Corps volunteer, an endeavor she undertook as one of the “over 50” volunteers. When near an ocean she is a long-distance swimmer, and is an avid hiker. As a care manager Mary brings her many years of experience directly working with clients and families, her great familiarity with Santa Fe, knowledge of its resources, how egis works, and what it has meant to people in the community.
After receiving degrees from UC Berkeley and Columbia University, Patrick worked in the field of historic preservation with the National Park Service for twenty years in Santa Fe, Denver and San Francisco before retiring and returning to Santa Fe with his husband and artist Gary Denmark in 2005. Patrick had been a volunteer with Maitri-Compassionate Care in San Francisco for many years and chose to continue his caregiving role with egis from 2007 until he became a Care Manager in 2018. Patrick brings a longstanding interest in the multi-cultural assets of Santa Fe as well as his deep love for the high desert landscape and Santa Fe’s broad musical scene. He has enjoyed the good fortune to have traveled the globe and has lived both in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico and Rome, Italy. His compassionate and intelligent nature allows him to relate remarkably well with our clients and, as he will tell you, his greatest joy is in the establishment of longstanding relationships with egis clients and their families while working diligently to provide the most professional and heartfelt support to everyone he assists.
JEFFREY PINE, MSPH, CMC, MS
Founder / Consultant
Jeffrey is the founding director of egis and continues to act as a consultant. He founded and directed Community Health Services, an organization providing case management services to more than 200 individuals with HIV/AIDS, and was the District Public Health Director for Northern New Mexico for the Department of Health. Jeff was elected President of the Board of Directors of the Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) in 2015 and is a Past President of the Western Region Chapter of ALCA. He is fluent in Spanish.
LORI STEVENSOffice Manager
Lori Stevens is the Office Manager with a BA in Criminology and an Associates in Radio & Television Broadcasting. She has 18 years of experience in retail management, 10 years with a Santa Fe non-profit and over 5 years caregiving with EGIS. An immigrant from Canada almost 3 decades ago she enjoys the relationships with both EGIS clients and caregivers. It’s a very rewarding and heart filled job.
Mario has been a part of the Egis family for several years; although, he is the newest addition to our care management team. In 2015, Mario received an Associate’s Degree in Spanish Language and in 2016, he received an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Santa Fe Community College. In pursuing his dream to work with vulnerable populations, Mario studied Social Work and in May 2020, Mario received his Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Clinical Work from New Mexico Highlands University.
In his studies and throughout his career, Mario has learned the importance of supporting elders
and their families in their environment; therefore, Mario has chosen to work with older adults to promote their independence, autonomy and dignity as well as advocating for them when necessary in order to foster physical and emotional stability.
Upon graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University with a BS in Hospitality Administration and Minor in Business, Jennifer has worked in the Travel Industry for 25 years. Her discipline was hotel/resorts with a focus on Leisure Sales, Group Sales and Film Sales (movie/tv film productions). She came to Santa Fe thinking it would be a brief stay, but 22 years later she feels connected to the Santa Fe community and feels like she can safely call herself a "Santa Fean".