Veronica Montaño-Pilch

Executive Director

Welcome to New Mexico Kids Matter!

Many people are astonished when I tell them how many children are in foster care in our state and here in Bernalillo County. Even though New Mexico consistently ranks around 49th in child well being people have a hard time hearing that there are approximately 1100 kids in foster care in Albuquerque. Through this website you will learn more about how we serve kids in our county and how you can be a part of our volunteer team.

Volunteer Recruitment & Training Staff

Shannon Eckert
Training and Recruitment Manager

Marion Biggs-Jackson
Recruiting and Outreach Coordinator

Courthouse Dog

Courthouse Dog

Child Advocacy Staff

Michelle Gonzalez
Advocate Manager

Jordan Woodall
Advocate Coach

Michelle Henderson
Advocate Coach

Elizabeth Niewoehner
Advocate Coach

Amanda Gallegos
Advocate Coach

Barbara Cotton
Advocate Coach

Brenda Garcia
Advocate Coach

Yolanda Clairmont
ICWA Advocate Coach

Alan Ramos
Family Finding Specialist


Keelie Garcia

Nancy Marsh
Development Manager