Our board represents a cross-section of the communities we serve and has a passion for being the voice for vulnerable youth in both Sandoval and Valencia Counties. Our members work diligently to ensure long-term sustainability and financial stability of the organization.
Meet The Board
MEREDITH DOBORSKI, PRESIDENT
Meredith Doborski joined the board in 2017. Currently, Meredith is a Art in Public Places Project Coordinator for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. A former lobo, Meredith graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Master of Arts degree in Art Education in 2017. Meredith has dedicated many years to local non-profits and the education of our youth, including the Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico. As a member of the CASA Partners 4NMKIDS board, Meredith hopes to continue her efforts in making a positive impact in our community.
RON MOOREHEAD, BOARD MEMBER
Ron Moorehead is a graduate of the UNM Anderson School of Management. He is currently President and CEO of First Financial Credit Union in Albuquerque. With a grown child and experience serving the community on other philanthropic boards and volunteer organizations, Ron expresses his desire to work to improve outcomes for children in foster care in Sandoval and Valencia counties.
Hazel Martinez has served as a CASA Volunteer in Valencia County since 2015. This involvement has given her the opportunity to experience, first hand, the issues and concerns that CASA volunteers are confronted with in their efforts to be the voice of the children they represent. Hazel's desire tis o do whatever she can to help educate Valencia County in better understanding the CASA program and to become a part of the effort to effect change.
Hazel is employed by a private defense contractor as their Corporate Security Officer and Human Resources Manager. She is a member of the board of directors for NCMS, a non-profit organization that is comprised of over 7, 000 members nationwide in the field of National Security, Hazel believes there is a definite correlation between the importance of safeguarding our children and safeguarding our nation.
STEVEN SANCHEZ, BOARD MEMBER
Dr. Steven Sánchez, a retired educator, joined the CASA Partners 4NMKIDS board of directors on July 31, 2020. Currently, Dr. Sánchez serves as a policy analyst for the NM Senate Education Committee, is an active contributor to a NM Public Education Department task force on early literacy and has served on numerous non-profit boards. Steven graduated from the University of New Mexico with a B.S. in elementary education, Pittsburg State University with a M.S. in Community College Teaching, and New Mexico State University with a Ph.D. in Education Administration.
KENNETH STOWE, TREASURER
Kenneth Stowe serves the New Mexico Public Education Department as the Director for Title I, Part D programs and as the state Coordinator for New Mexico’s Multi-Layered System of Supports (MLSS). Previously, Kenneth served as a middle school teacher and athletic coach. During his summer breaks he took on fellowships in advocacy, community organizing, and public policy. Kenneth holds a Master’s in Secondary Education from the Johns Hopkins University and is dual certified in Special Education and Middle School. As a systems is passionate about the power of individual teachers to improve life outcomes for youth.
HOLLY J. VELAZQUEZ-DUFFY,
Holly Duffy moved to New Mexico in 2014 and has worked with several non-profits including Lifelink, Pete's Place, St. Elizabeth's, YouthWorks and Santa Fe Dreamers Project. Holly is also the founder of the Elephant Project, an organization focused on taking a systemic, holistic approach to the removal of private prisons in New Mexico.
In addition to her activism and volunteer experience, Holly has a diverse teaching background working in multicultural and multilingual settings around the world. She has worked with the New Mexico Public Education Department leading a task force and statewide initiative on early literacy and is currently a policy analyst for the NM Senate Education Committee. Holly has a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Bilingual, Bi-cultural Education as well as two master's degrees in the liberal arts from St. John's College in Santa Fe, NM.
MARY ROSKOM, BOARD MEMBER
Mary Roskom is a married mother of five grown children and retired health care professional. She still works occasionally as a Managed Care Consultant. She has been involved as a volunteer and Board member of the Sandoval County CASA now known as CASA Partners 4NMKids, for more than fifteen years and currently serves as the Treasurer.
Other community involvement includes several years as Board President and volunteer for the Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho. Mary has indulged her fondness for antiques and collectibles by successfully operating an antique business with her late daughter, Good `N Old Antiques and Collectibles which she sold in 2016.
WOLSTEIN, BOARD MEMBER
Norm Wolstein moved to New Mexico in July of 2021. He has over forty years experience working as an technician, engineer, project manager, business manager and as a consultant in operations management. He completed a Master’s in Nonprofit Administration in 2019 and has worked for a variety of nonprofits as a volunteer, staff member, assistant director and board member. He developed the youth program and served as the program director while on the board of a museum in Colorado for six years. His focus has always been on collaboration with other community organizations. Norm and his wife have five daughters and he has a strong desire to support his community by supporting the children living in foster care.