LEADERSHIP TEAM

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    Krisztina Ford

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Brian Bridges Headshot

    Brian Bridges

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Delores “Deedee” Stroud Headshot

    Deedee Stroud

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Yvette Tovar Headshot

    Yvette Tovar

    Chief Development & Marketing Officer

  • Kimberly Schaefer Headshot

    Kimberly Schafer

    Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Michelle Aldana Headshot

    Michelle Aldana

    Director of Forensic Services

  • Juliet Kinkade-Black Headshot

    Juliet Kinkade-Black

    Director of Clinical Services

  • Donna Lucero Headshot

    Donna Lucero

    Director of Training Institute

  • Tania Valdez Headshot

    Tania Valdez

    Director of Placement Services

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Krisztina Ford

Chief Executive Officer

Krisztina Ford moved to Albuquerque, NM from Budapest, Hungary in 2000 and has over 15 years of experience in non-profit management. She believes in strong collaborations between non-profit organizations, government agencies, and for-profit businesses in order to better serve the community, creating a safety net and building a healthy society.

Krisztina currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Behavioral Health Providers Alliance, and the Treasurer of the National Board of Directors for the Child Welfare League of America in Washington, D.C. She is a former recipient of the Business Weekly’s Top CEO Award and Women of Influence Award and has served on the Mayor’s Task Force on Child Abuse.

Before coming to All Faiths, Krisztina worked with health care organizations and agencies that served the developmentally disabled. She holds an MBA from UNM’s Anderson School of Management and a Master’s degree in Political Science from Budapest.

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Brian Bridges

Chief Financial Officer

Brian has 30 years of finance experience in the medical industry including a Cancer Center, Home Health Care Agency, physician groups and hospitals . His most recent experience was as Controller at the Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. Brian attended the University of New Mexico where he received his Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration. 

Having previously lived in Albuquerque for 32 years, Brian is happy to call Albuquerque home once again. He enjoys New Mexico outdoors and loves hunting and fishing.

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Deedee Stroud

Chief Operating Officer

Deedee is passionately committed to the elimination of unnecessary suffering of children and understands that every child matters. She highly respects and values the staff of All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center and supports a healthy balance in their professional and personal lives. 

Deedee has advocated for children and families for over 25 years. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology degree from the University of New Mexico, a Master’s in Business Administration in Information Systems Management degree from the University of Texas. 

Deedee will tell you that the only thing in this world that we can control is how we respond to the cards we are dealt in life. “Choose happy. Be grateful. Leave positive energy wherever you go.”

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Yvette Tovar

Chief Development & Marketing Officer

Yvette oversees the Development and Marketing for All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center and All Faiths Adoption Services. She understands the importance of communicating the history and impact of All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center in our community since 1956. Helping our community to know and understand the critical work of the agency as the trusted advocates for children and families affected by trauma mirrors her own understanding of the need to heal generational poverty and trauma, institutionalized discrimination, as well as understand the difference between surviving and thriving.

Yvette has over 10 years of experience in nonprofit management, development and marketing. She received her Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, and Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico.  

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Kimberly Schafer

Chief Human Resources Officer

As a human resources professional for over 15 years, Kimberly believes the goal for a quality team of leaders is to work in a culture of connection, compassion, and collaboration. This culture benefits all staff and the children and families we serve at All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center.  

Kimberly brings depth of knowledge from her leadership roles in ancillary healthcare, medical groups and hospitals where she shaped the employee and clinician experience from health and wellness to learning and development to engagement and recognition.

Kimberly is a fifth generation New Mexican and holds a Senior Certified Professional designation from SHRM and Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from HRCI. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at New Mexico State University, and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development, and  Management from Webster University.

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Michelle Aldana

Director of Forensic Services

Michelle has worked at All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center since 1996, and as the Director of Forensic Services in The Children’s Safehouse for 12 years. She believes that in order to have healthier communities we all need to support children and families affected by trauma. 

Michelle has completed well over 5,000 forensic interviews and understands the critical role of forensic interviews in child abuse investigations. She oversees the multidisciplinary process and teaming in Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties and provides statewide training on issues related to child development, child abuse investigations and the process of the disclosure of abuse. Michelle received her a Master’s degree in Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University, and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of New Mexico. 

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Juliet Kinkade-Black

Director of Clinical Services

Juliet is passionate about providing support and opportunities for healing and growth in underserved and underrepresented communities experiencing trauma. As Director of Clinical Services, Juliet emphasizes transparency and trauma stewardship, healthy working teams, ongoing learning and growth, and service to others.

Juliet is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is trained in a number of modalities and specialties, including ARC, assessment and treatment of psychosis, Positive Parenting, and a cultural adaptation of TF-CBT for Native Americans. She is a rostered Child-Parent Psychotherapist, and specializes in rebuilding strong, healthy attachments between young children and their caregivers. 

She received her Master’s degree in Counseling from Saint Mary’s College of California, and received her foundational clinical training at the Native American Health Center in Oakland, California. When not at work, Juliet bowls an average 152 in her local bowling league, is obsessed with her rescue dog, Sydney Bristow, and is writing a collection of personal essays.

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Donna Lucero

Director of Training Institute

Donna has 20 years of experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma, mental health issues, poverty, and violence. She strongly believes in the critical nature of early childhood development and the need for healthy relationships to support the development and well-being of children as they grow. Donna believes the way to eradicate the damage to our most vulnerable citizens is by working with one child and one family at a time. Her commitment is to advocate for healthy children and families by building relationships and community. 

Donna received her Master’s in Counseling degree and Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies degree from the University of New Mexico.  She is a native New Mexican from Albuquerque with a passion for playing a range of instruments from guitar to drums to cajon to conga—and most recently, the bass.

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Tania Valdez

Director of Placement Services

Tania is a native New Mexican who has worked for over 20 years with children and families helping to heal the impact of developmental trauma. She has an inherent understanding of the importance of permanency for children and firmly believes that every child in the state of New Mexico belongs in a safe and stable family.

Her experience includes for profit management, non-profit program directorship and program development, with a focus in Treatment Foster Care, Managed Care, and Adoptions. Tania is also a member of the Adoptions & Foster Care Alliance of New Mexico. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the New Mexico Highlands University, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

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