CAPPED = "Quality of Life!"

aka CAPPED or CAPPED, Inc.   |   Alamogordo, NM   |
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EIN: 85-0481409


CAPPED Vision Statement: "A World without Cancer and Other Preventable Disease" CAPPED Mission Statements: 1. CAPPED is a private, not for profit organization dedicated to Cancer Awareness, Prevention, Prevalence and Early Detection. 2. To Make New Mexico #1 in the Nation in the Primary Prevention of Cancer. 3. CAPPED will be known at the organization that transforms critical care - health care into preventive care - health care in the state of New Mexico. 4. To create a healing environment where chronic stress is addressed in a holistic manner and clients receive the tools necessary for self healing.

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We are seeing a huge increase of people who are experiencing severe stress overload exhibited as depression, substance abuse, self inflicted conditions, exhaustion and hopelessness. Much of our time today is spent on stress reduction techniques and building labyrinths - self guided stress reduction built spaces. Research shows the "Simple Act of Walking a Labyrinth" reduces stress by 80%. Chronic Stress is the #1 Killer in the World Today. Our Vision: A World without Cancer and Other Preventable Disease. What better way to impact our Vision that to build Labyrinth Parks. :)

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Executive Director

Mrs. Tresa Ann VanWinkle R.N.

Executive3 Assistant

Jennifer Clark

Main address

907 New York Ave.

Alamogordo, NM 88310 USA

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Subject area info

Health care quality

Preventive care

Palliative care

Art and music therapy

Play therapy

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Population served info


Women and girls

Men and boys

Economically disadvantaged people

People with disabilities

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NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Cancer (G30)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Three Pillars of CAPPED

I. Integrative Wellness:
CAPPED’s Integrative Wellness Center addresses the whole person --- Mind, Body & Spirit.
II. Heart-to-Heart Support Services:
CAPPED Volunteers and staff work as lay patient navigators, guiding clients through the "healthcare maze"
III. Stress Relief:
Today, the #1 Killer world-wide is chronic stress. We help our clients recognize the symptoms of chronic stress, then we teach stress prevention techniques. Research has shown that the simple act of walking a labyrinth reduces stress by 80%. CAPPED has a 24 ft indoor labyrinth open 10-5 daily and a 70 ft outdoor labyrinth available 24/7, both free to walk.
Since 2000, CAPPED has provided cutting edge integrative and holistic educational programs and services for the people of Southern New Mexico. Plus 6-7 million through TV commercials. "Major Health diagnosis’s shatters lives . . . CAPPED helps pick up the pieces." CAPPED = Quality of Life!

Population(s) Served
American Indians
People of Latin American descent

Open 10-5 Tues-Fri (excluding Holidays).
Programs and Services:
1. Community Outreach Programs
2. Health Fairs.
3. Cooking Classes.
4. CAPPED Fundraising Projects.
5. The “CAPPED Building Labyrinth” 24 ft wide.
6. The CAPPED "Hall of Angels" conference room.
7. CAPPED Center for Integrative Wellness Center provides Ionic Footbaths, Pulse Electro-Magnetic Field Sessions, Harmony Sessions, Passive EWOT Sessions, Zero Gravity Medical Massage Chair sessions and Zero Gravity Chair sessions.
8. Vibrational Music Therapy services include crystal singing bowls, drums, rattles, flutes and other instruments.
9. Reception area / classroom area
10. Art therapy classes
11. Community education programs are planned and executed here.
12. Angel Flight Registrations
13. Cancer Information Pamphlet Center
14. Casen Therapy Dolls distributed
15. CAPPED's Computer Learning Center and Library for walk-in traffic.
Southern New Mexico's Answer to Health Prevention, Promotion & Support Services.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Family relationships

The CAPPED Sun Safe Program is a New Mexico adaption of the Norris Cotton Sun Safe Program. Since our program was piloted in 2003, we have reached more than 34,000 children in grades K-3 with our annual, interactive sun safe programs. Children love to participate in this interactive program and learned the benefits of sunshine. They also learn that they should avoid sun exposure to their skin during the hottest part of the day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m by seeking shade, wearing appropriate clothing (hat, sunglasses, shirt with sleeves, long shorts or pants and shoes that protect their feet) and scheduling outdoor activities early - before 10 a.m. or late - after 4 p.m. This program is endorsed throughout the Otero County Schools by the Superintendent, Principals, Teachers, Teachers Aides, Nurses, Cooks, Janitors and especially the Children it was designed to educate.
(NOTE: This CAPPED Sun Safe Program was paused in 2016 when funding could not be raised. Goal: Reinstate Program.)

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Ethnic and racial groups
Young girls
Young boys

The 75 ft across Children's Labyrinth at Trinity Turtle Healing Labyrinth Park is open 24 hours daily 7 days a week. Solar lights make it safe to walk at night. Early morning sunrises and late evening sunsets are delightful times to walk.
This is a built environment for stress reduction. Research has shown that the simple act of walking a labyrinth reduces stress by 80%.
Television commercials airing daily educate the community on TTHLP to bring people out to walk. Information pedestals provide information for visitors to learn about stress reduction and share with social circles.
Many locals have made a walk part of their daily wellness routine. Families have found a labyrinth walk is a healthy age appropriate activity for every family member! It is provided as a stress reduction program and service by CAPPED.
The 75 ft labyrinth is the head of Trinity Turtle. The body and tail labyrinths are currently under construction. When finished, this will be the largest in USA!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses

CAPPED has always struggled to fund needed services. "Trinity Turtle Village" is CAPPED’s 100 year sustainability plan.
The first eight Acres of this planned community will include Trinity Turtle Healing Labyrinth Park, the largest permanent labyrinth in the United States. The planned new CAPPED Building 125 ft x 125 ft will house all CAPPED operations and Integrative Wellness Services.
The middle ten acres will be used as rental spaces for fully self-contained RV’s.
The final 6 acres will be used for a water treatment system which will also water native plants to provide further sustainability.
Our success depends upon raising approximately $2.6 M to create the infrastructure. Once it is in place, money received from property rentals, CCIW program services, Seminars, Weekend Workshops and native plant sales, will cover operation and maintenance expenses.
Once proven in real time, the Trinity Turtle Village can be replicated in other communities across the United States.

Population(s) Served
Social and economic status
Children and youth
Religious groups

Where we work


Service to Mankind Award 2006

SERTOMA International

Anita Salas Memorial Award 2008

Anita Salas Foundation

Grant awards 2007

Con Alma Health Foundation

Certificate of Appreciation 2008

Kiwanis International

Nonprofit Management Certificate 2008

University of New Mexico

Certificate of Appreciation for Dedication to Cancer Prevention 2006

University of NM Cancer Research and Treatment Center

Certificate of Recognition for CAPPED, Inc. 2008

Lieutenant Governor of State of New Mexico

Tresa VanWinkle, RN / Member Cancer Advisory Board 2019

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Program

Certificate of Appreciation 2019

New Mexico Commission for the Blind Orientation Center STEP

State of New Mexico - Non-Profit of the Quarter with 3 Minute Professional Video and Air Time PBS 2020

New Mexico State University PBS (Public Broadcasting System)

Tresa VanWinkle, RN was Awarded New Mexico Remarkable Woman 2022 2022

KRQE / NexStar Media Group

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Liquidity in 2022 info

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Average of 22.16 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

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Average of 3.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

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Average of 8% over 10 years

Funding sources info

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Assets & liabilities info

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Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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This snapshot of CANCER AWARENESS PREVALENCE PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$8,713 $34,883 -$3,342 $38,560 $40,798
As % of expenses -7.9% 38.2% -3.1% 37.0% 30.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$20,848 $19,044 -$23,742 $24,270 $28,010
As % of expenses -17.0% 17.8% -18.7% 20.5% 19.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $105,975 $107,797 $97,554 $170,241 $182,135
Total revenue, % change over prior year -33.1% 1.7% -9.5% 74.5% 7.0%
Program services revenue 15.8% 7.8% 6.7% 4.7% 12.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 61.5% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 83.9% 91.6% 87.2% 25.1% 84.5%
Other revenue 0.3% 0.6% 6.2% 8.7% 3.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $110,151 $91,281 $106,811 $104,146 $132,752
Total expenses, % change over prior year -32.4% -17.1% 17.0% -2.5% 27.5%
Personnel 40.7% 49.2% 42.0% 48.4% 46.0%
Professional fees 4.4% 4.8% 4.1% 5.7% 3.3%
Occupancy 8.0% 13.5% 27.2% 16.2% 7.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 46.8% 32.5% 26.7% 29.7% 43.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $122,286 $107,120 $127,211 $118,436 $145,540
One month of savings $9,179 $7,607 $8,901 $8,679 $11,063
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $28,215 $0 $0 $70,652
Total full costs (estimated) $131,465 $142,942 $136,112 $127,115 $227,255

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.1 3.5 1.9 8.8 5.0
Months of cash and investments 4.1 3.5 1.9 8.8 5.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.8 1.8 1.2 5.0 1.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $38,044 $26,343 $17,076 $76,189 $55,226
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $1,210 $1,210
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $767,394 $795,610 $795,610 $795,610 $866,262
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 30.4% 31.3% 33.8% 34.9% 33.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Unrestricted net assets $541,684 $560,728 $536,986 $561,256 $589,266
Temporarily restricted net assets $29,510 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $29,510 $11,143 $5,228 $32,763 $41,348
Total net assets $571,194 $571,871 $542,214 $594,019 $630,614

Key data checks

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Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Mrs. Tresa Ann VanWinkle R.N.

Tresa VanWinkle, RN / Executive Director is CAPPED, Inc.'s founder. She has been called "A Jewel in the Crown of the Tularosa Basin". Tresa envisions a health care system which focuses on health promotion in the future of New Mexico. She has developed a "Health's A Treasure" program which will teach our children that their health is their greatest treasure --- and motivate them to adopt behaviors that both promote and protect their health. She believes that through educational programs to reach diverse populations of children and adults, New Mexico can become #1 in the United States in primary cancer prevention. Tresa was raised in New Mexico and has a great love for the people here. Tresa's focus on cancer began in 1994, when cancer struck her family for the first time. Sixteen family members were diagnosed over the next 18 years and 9 lives were lost. These tragic events led Tresa, a registered nurse, to found CAPPED, Inc. She learned first hand the multifaceted struggles families face when cancer strikes. She used her knowledge and experience to design programs to meet the needs of those facing cancer. Tresa shared her "Vision of Health" --- "A World without Cancer and Other Preventable Disease" with the people of Otero County and they united behind CAPPED. Together, they are working daily to make the vision a reality. Tresa was awarded the NMSU Outstanding Alumni Award in 2003 and the Women of Merit Award in 2005 and 2010. She also received the SERTOMA "Service to Mankind Award" in 2006 and the Anita Salas Memorial Aware in 2008. Tresa was NM's Remarkable Woman for 2022. Her Labyrinth Park is improving health daily. Tresa has dedicated her life to providing primary prevention education, support services and Integrative Health Care options to the people of New Mexico. Since research shows "Chronic Stress" is the new #1 killer worldwide, CAPPED has created programs and services for stress reduction. Today is the day to reach for better health!

Executive3 Assistant

Jennifer Clark

I have Lived in Alamogordo NM for 13 years. I have a master’s degree in art, I am in master’s Gardeners and Master Food Preserver from NMSU. I love gardening and keeping Bees. I found CAPPED through the Trinity Turtle Healing Labyrinth Parks at their Christmas Eve Dedication event 4 years ago. I loved what this organization does to help people and what it stands for. CAPPED has big dreams and I love being apart of it. I was on the Board for 3 years but now I am Tresa’s Executive Assistant. I am learning the "who, what, where, when and why's" so I can move into Executive Director position when Tresa retires. I love my work life!

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Board of directors
as of 01/24/2023
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Board co-chair

Mr. Warren Robinson

Owen Chapel

Term: 2023 - 2025

Board co-chair

Mr. Mark McRee

B & B Carpet & Tile

Term: 2023 - 2025

Warren Robinson

Owen Chapel

Mark McRee

B & B Carpet & Tile

Renee Stanton

Retired - Hospital

Charley Hester

Retired - Electrical Engineer

Larry Lorenzo

Disability Advocate / Life Consultant

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/24/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/Caucasian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
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Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/24/2023

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.