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

Jennifer Salinas

Director of Early Learning at Kaune

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 RaifsniderExecutive Assistant of Policy Research and Communications
Amanda KennedyAccounting Specialist

Early Learning Center at Agua Fria

Jessica TerrazasOffice Manager/ Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Jordan ApodacaAdministrative 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
Diana OrnelasHome Visitor
Rebecca OrnelasHome Visitor
Michelle RodriguezHome Visitor
Noehmi SalazarHome 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

Jennifer SalinasDirector of Early Learning at Kaune
Liz WeckmanEarly Learning Center at Kaune Administration and Finance Manager
Lisa LeybaAdministrative Assistant
Rita BermudoAdministrative Assistant and Data Entry Specialist
Andrenette RomeroHome Based Child Care Coach and Coordinator
Martha Patricia AranaLead Teacher
Victoria BlueLead Teacher
Sequoia JarrinLead Teacher
Sarah NelsonLead Teacher
Noemi Alvarez OlivasLead Teacher
Nohemi LegardaEducational Assistant
Ana PerezEducational Assistant
Ruth RasconEducational Assistant
Daniela SerranoEducational Assistant
Lizbeth VillegasEducational Assistant
Alyson CanonTeacher’s Aide
Yadira De Leon SigalaTeacher’s Aide
Esmeralda Estrada GutierrezTeacher’s Aide
Brenda FernandezTeacher’s Aide
Yolanda JassoTeacher’s Aide
Aracely LopezTeacher’s Aide
Shelley Morey-SloanSubstitute Teacher
Kyle MooreSubstitute Teacher
Alma LozoyaSubstitute Teacher

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