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Anna Marie Garcia, LANL Foundation First Born Program Officer
(505) 753-8890 ext. 126
cell: (505) 929-1676


First Born Funders' Collaborative

The First Born® Program (FBP) is funded through public and private sources. In 2006, the LANL Foundation advocated for a $2 million appropriation for expanded home visiting programs based on the FBP model. The New Mexico Legislature appropriated $1 million in non-recurring funds to support FBP and $1 million in recurring funds to the New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department (CYFD) for home visiting programs administered through ValueOptions New Mexico. Through the generous contributions of this unique Funders’ Collaborative, the LANL Foundation has matched the $1 million appropriation 1:1 for a total of $2 million of project funding to address early childhood development.

The members of the orignial collaborative include:
• Abeles Foundation
• Azalea Foundation
• Bank of America
• Brindle Foundation
• Con Alma Health Foundation
• Daniels Fund
• Delle Foundation
• Domanica Foundation
• Frost Foundation
• Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation
• LANL Foundation Board & Staff
• Los Alamos Technical Associates
• McCune Charitable Foundation
• Nirvana Mañana Institute
• Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group
• Oppenheimer Brothers Foundation

Current funders include:
• Brindle Foundation
• Con Alma Health Foundation
• Daniels Fund
• W.K. Kellogg Foundation
• McCune Charitable Foundation


FBP is funded through generous contributions from public and private sources

emailFirst Born 2014 Report
emailRAND Report: Benefits
   of Early Child Intervention

Program Founder
email Vicki Johnson

FBP Grant County
Gila Regional Medical Center
email Adriana Bowen,
    Program Manager

FBP Hidalgo County
575-542-8384 #2341 or
email Melody Richins,
    Program Manager
FBP Rio Arriba County
Presbyterian Espanola Hospital
or 505-753-1516
email Pam Archer/Cheryl Marita,
    Program Managers
FBP Santa Fe County
Santa Fe Children's Project
United Way, Santa Fe Co.
email Marisol Atkins,
    Program Director

emailJeanne DuRivage,
    Program Manager
FBP Socorro County
Presbyterian Socorro
General Hospital
email Beth Beers,
    Program Manager
FBP Bernalillo &
Valencia Counties
St. Joseph Community Health Home Visiting Program
505-924-8150 or
email Dianne Wagemann,
    Program Manager

FBP Northern New Mexico
email Louise Hoogerhuis,
    Program Manager

FBP Northwest New Mexico
emailSheeresa S. Begay,
   Program Manager,
   San Juan County


emailHenrietta Sandoval-Soland,
   Program Manager,
   McKinley County
   505-782-2325 (Zuni)

FBP Los Alamos
emailMolly McBranch,
   Program Manager
FBP Dona Ana County
emailDaniel Ramirez,
   Program Manager
First Born Conference

First Born Program Summary

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