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Nellie Rose Kanesta, American chemical dependency counselor. License alcohol and drug abuse counselor, New Mexico.


Kanesta, Nellie Rose was born on August 8, 1939 in Zuni, New Mexico, United States. Daughter of Paxton E. and Bessie (Thompson) Boone.


Associate of Arts in Human Services, University New Mexico, Gallup, 1996. Bachelor University Studies, University New Mexico, Gallup, 2000.


Alcoholism counselor Zuni (New Mexico) Indian Hospital, 1985-1986. Counselor Friendship Services, Inc., Gallup, New Mexico, 1986-1987. Trainer Hazelden Foundation, Center City, Minnesota, 1987-1988.

Intense residential guidance counselor Ramah (New Mexico) Navajo Dormitory, 1988-1989. Title V counselor, director Pine Hills (New Mexico) Schools, 1989-1991, physical educational aide, 1992-1993, group home life skills counselor, since 1993. Substance abuse counselor Cibola County Correctional Center, Milan, 1995-1996, Western Correctional Facility, Grants, 1997-1999.

Adult counselor Zuni Recovery Center, 1996-1997. Social worker Zuni Indian Health Hospital. Counselor Zuni Public Health Service Indian Hospital, 1985, Regional Conference on Children of Alcoholics, Albuquerque, 1985.

In-service training conferences Western New Mexico University, 1986, Native American Cultural Issues in Substance Abuse, College of Santa Fe, 1986, Chemical Dependency and Intervention, The New Mexico Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, 1986, In-Svc. Training on Battered Families and Its Relation to Alcohol/Drug Abuse, 1987, New Mexico Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Association, 1986-1988, Hazelden Chemical Dependency Counselor Training Program, 1988. Family advocate for mentally ill Zuni Public Health Service, 1993-1995.

Court offender case worker Teen Health Center, 1997-1999, mental health specialist, 2000-2002, child-elder case manager, Suni Tribal Social Services.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, fishing, pottery making, basketball, listening to music.


Married Patrick Tsethlikia, April 10, 1959 (divorced March 1973). Children: Nina, Frederick William, Pamela, Judson, Marie Christine, Paxton, Clifford (deceased).