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Affirming Heart Staff

Administrative

Zelma Lopez

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Executive Director
Forensic Interviewer
MDT Facilitator
Prevention/Outreach Specialist

"Our team at Affirming Heart Victim Services is nothing short of spectacular. The dedication they bring to their work is a true testament to the human capacity for compassion and resilience. Day in and day out, these incredible people pour their hearts into supporting survivors, lending a listening ear, and offering a helping hand during some of the toughest moments imaginable. Their hard work, care, and tireless efforts are the driving force behind our organization's success.
I truly believe that without them, Affirming Heart Victim Services and all of our amazing programs wouldn't shine as brightly as they do. They are the heart and soul of what we stand for. It's an honor to work alongside this remarkable group, and I want the community to know just how much we value and cherish every single member of our team."

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Abby Navarrette

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HR
Administrative Assistant

Tara Pyeatt

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Bookkeeper

Sheena Duran

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Eddy Co Office Manager

Ross Threlkeld

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Rise Up Assistant

Julie Lopez

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CAC Assistant

Damion Berry

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Office Caretaker

Advocates

Child Advocacy Center Staff

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Abby Navarrette

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Advocate Coordinator

Sheena Duran

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Family Advocate

Liliana Alvarez Torres

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Family Advocate
Bilingual

Forensic
Interviewers

Laura Lucero

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Forensic Interviewer
Bilingual

Prevention Facilitator

Jolie Baldwin

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Forensic Interviewer
PS-R Facilitator

Zelma Lopez

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Forensic Interviewer

Angelia Parent

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Forensic Interviewer

Charay Dunn

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Shelter Manager

Eva Armendarez

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Assistant Shelter Manager

Jesse Burr

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Shelter Staff

Yuta Walker

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Shelter Staff

Joseph Herrera

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Shelter Staff

Danny Williams

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Shelter Staff

Foundry Home Staff

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Mental Health

Brandy Ackland
LPCC, NCC

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Clinical Coordinator
Clinical Counseling Supervisor

TF-CBT, TF-IPT, CFTSI, EMDR, AF-CBT, PS-R, PCIT, IECMHC

Trystan Messer
LMSW

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Clinician
  TF-CBT, EMDR, PCIT

Whitney Lake
LCSW, SPT

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Social Work Supervisor

Zachary Martinez
LCSW

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Contract Clinician
TF-CBT

Interns

Mirella Enriquez

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Clinical Counseling Intern

Taylor Scott

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Clinical Counseling Intern

Rise Up Staff

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Spreading Public Education, Awareness & Knowledge 

Medical

Kimberly Hanson
MSN, CFNP, SANE-A

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Interim Medical Director

Angelia Parent
RN

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SPEAK Coordinator
SANE/DV Nurse
Forensic Interviewer

Prevention/Outreach Specialist

Lucy Navarrette
BSN, RN

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SANE/DV Nurse
Bilingual

Adriene Bell
BSN, RN

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In-Training
SANE/DV Nurse

Advocates

Jeannette Romo

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SPEAK Advocate
Bilingual

Amanda Molinar

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Volunteer
SPEAK Advocate

Ashley Lopez

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Sexual Assault /
Community Advocate

SPEAK Staff

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Enhanced Parent Visitation and Parent Coaching Program

Coaches

Blanca Retana

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Parent Coach

Eveyette Mendoza

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Parent Coach

Stepping Stones Program

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