Leadership Team

Katherine Freeman

President & CEO

Marisol Baird

Chief of Staff

Pattie Ravenheart


Kate Noble

V.P. for Policy and Stakeholder Engagement

Maia Cortissoz

V.P. of Strategy & Grants Management

Abby Bordner

V.P. of Development

Rhonda Montoya

Director of Early Learning at Kaune

Lakersha Martinez

Home Visiting and Bridges to Opportunity Program Director

Jessica Apodaca

Home Visiting and Family, Friends & Neighbors Program Director

Rebecca Baran-Rees

Director of Policy, Research, and Communications

Anthony R. Legits

Human Resources Director

Administrative Team

Rebekah GilmanExecutive Assistant
Doris GerardPolicy Research and Engagement Specialist
Calixte RaifsniderCommunications and Policy Operations Manager

Early Learning Center at Agua Fria

Jessica TerrazasOffice Manager/ Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Jordan ApodacaAdministrative Assistant and Data Entry Specialist
Rita BermudoAdministrative Assistant and Data Entry Specialist

Bridges to Opportunity

Monica ArchuletaBridges to Opportunity Program Manager
Javier AlvaradoBridges to Opportunity Coach
Juan BermudoBridges to Opportunity Coach
Robyn LopezBridges to Opportunity Coach
Carla NicholsBridges to Opportunity Coach

Home Visiting Program

Kristi McBrideHome Visitor Program Manager
Maria LuceroHome Visiting Program Coordinator
Sarah BurghauserHome Visitor
Rut CalzadillasHome Visitor
Diana OrnelasHome Visitor
Anita PorrasHome Visitor
Michelle RodriguezHome Visitor
Marisol TrevizoHome Visitor

Great Start Family Support

Shabd ‘Simran’ Kaur Adeniji, B.A., B.M., MPHGreat Start Lactation Consultant and Program Coordinator
Nasiba TurnerLactation Consultant

Family, Friends & Neighbors

Alicia Estrada-FloresFamily, Friends & Neighbors Home Visitor

Early Learning Center at Kaune

Rhonda MontoyaDirector of Early Learning at Kaune
Lisa LeybaOffice Manager
Noemi Alvarez OlivasAdministrative Assistant
Andrenette RomeroHome Based Child Care Coach and Coordinator
Martha Patricia AranaLead Teacher
Nohemi ChavezLead Teacher
Tessa GreeneLead Teacher
Yolanda JassoLead Teacher
Sarah NelsonLead Teacher
Daniela SerranoLead Teacher
Adriana ZamoraLead Teacher
Mayela ArandaEducational Assistant
Sherry KelleyEducational Assistant
Ana PerezEducational Assistant
Ruth RasconEducational Assistant
Lizbeth VillegasEducational Assistant
Alma LozoyaEducational Assistant
Alyson CanonTeacher’s Aide
Yadira De Leon SigalaTeacher’s Aide
Danielle GutierrezTeacher’s Aide
Esmeralda Estrada GutierrezTeacher’s Aide
Brenda FernandezTeacher’s Aide
Aracely LopezTeacher’s Aide
Xeala PorrasTeacher’s Aide
Shelley Morey-SloanSubstitute Teacher

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