Chair: Executive/Financial Committee &  Training/Promotion/ Website Committee

Grant and Sustainability Committee

Board Member

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Molina Healthcare of New Mexico

Transitions of Care Coach - Behavioral and Physical Health

Las Cruces, NM
575-202-6750 (c)


Executive/Financial Committee

Grant  Sustainability Committee


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Emily Aragon, MED ece, med eca, edd (abd)

Presbyterian Medical Services

Parent Education Coordinator



Emily Aragon has been in the Early Childhood field for almost 20 years, from preschool floater, cook, teacher, and now management. She is a home visiting program coordinator for programs serving children ages 0 to 3. Her goal is to encourage and empower others while also learning from them.  She is completing her Doctorate in Transformational Leadership with an interest in how teacher relationships affect student behaviors. She has 3 grown children - all in college, 2 dogs, a cat, and a very patient husband. She loves to read and take pictures of New Mexico's beautiful outdoors.

Chair: Grant Committee

Board Member


Jeannie Ross

Holy Cross Medical Center 

Director, Community Health Services

Taos, NM





Chair: Endorsement Committee

Board Member

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Inez Ingle, M.Ed., DSIII, IMH-E® 

North FIT Services Coordinator & Reflective supervisor

Las Cumbras

Santa Fe, NM


Inez Ingle, IMHE-C is passionately committed to working with infants, toddlers and their families through the parallel process of relationships. She has a masters degree in early childhood/special education and has worked in rural northern New Mexico for over 30 years as a developmental specialist. She has been part of the growth of this association since it’s beginning and continues to believe in the strength/power of all relationships. As a Board member for 6 years, Inez is the chair on the Board for the Endorsement Committee.


Co-Chair: Membership/Nominating committee

Executive/Financial Committee

Board Member

Jonetta Martinez-Pacias, BA

DOH Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program

Coordinator SE Region
Albuquerque, NM
505-841-5527 (w)
505-720-2174 (c)

Co-Chair: Membership/Nominating Committee

Board Member

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Carolyn A. Newman, Ph.D.


Las Vegas, NM
505-454-3146 (w)
505-670-7043 (c)

Training/Promotion/Website Committee

Board Member

Melanie Valdez, MSW

Pueblo of Isleta Head Start & Child Care Center

Family Service Coordinator

Isleta, NM




Executive/Finance Committee

Board Member

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Jeffrey cottrell

NMSU Student

Las Cruces, NM