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

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

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
Joanna MelendezAdobe Administrative Support Staff

Bridges to Opportunity

Monica ArchuletaBridges to Opportunity Coach
Javier AlvaradoBridges to Opportunity Coach

Home Visiting Program

Maria LuceroLead Home Visitor
Veronica Aymacaña, CLEHome Visitor
August BerryHome Visitor
Thais CarvalhoHome Visitor
Jasmin Castillo-RodriguezHome Visitor
Kerry ClavioHome Visitor
Diana OrnelasHome Visitor
Rebecca OrnelasHome Visitor
Michelle RodriguezHome Visitor
Noehmi SalazarHome Visitor
Marisol TrevizoHome Visitor
Nasiba TurnerHome Visitor

Great Start Family Support

Shabd ‘Simran’ Kaur Adeniji, B.A., B.M., MPHGreat Start Lactation Consultant and Program Coordinator
Veronica Aymacaña, CLEGreat Start Home Visitor

Family, Friends & Neighbors

Alicia Estrada-FloresFamily, Friends & Neighbors Home Visitor
Nancy Solis-MunguiaFamily, 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
Andrenette RomeroLead Teacher
Sarah NelsonLead Teacher
Ruth OntiverosLead Teacher
Martha Patricia AranaLead Teacher
Ana PerezAssistant Teacher
Lizbeth VillegasAssistant Teacher
Noemi Alvarez OlivasAssistant Teacher
Nohemi LegardaAssistant Teacher
Yadira De Leon SigalaTeacher’s Aid
Alma LozoyaTeacher’s Aid
Alyson CanonTeacher’s Aid
Aracely LopezTeacher’s Aid
Brenda FernandezTeacher’s Aid
Johana MartinezTeacher’s Aid
Salma Arango-SilvaTeacher’s Aid

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