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

First Born Evaluation Steering Committee

A strong evaluation component is critical to the successful implementation of the First Born® Program (FBP) Model Replication Initiative. To this end, the Santa Fe Institute, has taken a leadership role in bringing to the table the best and the brightest in the field of early childhood development research to form the FBP Evaluation Steering Committee, a voluntary group comprised of experts in the area of public health research, maternal and child services, and community leaders.

The Evaluation Steering Committee selected Rebecca Kilburn, Senior Economist and Director of Child Policy at the RAND Corporation to lead the evaluation team. The Evaluation Steering Committee meets monthly to ensure consistency between program theory, objectives and measurement, and analysis of data. Through their voluntary efforts, the FBP Model Replication Initiative will use evaluation as a feedback mechanism to affirm and improve program implementation.

The First Born Evaluation Steering Committee includes:
• George A. Cowan, Ph.D., President (Retired) & Distinguished
   Fellow, Santa Fe Institute
• Matt Falb, MHS, Epidemiologist, Albuquerque Area Southwest
   Tribal Epidemiology Center, Indian Health Services
• Maggi Gallaher, M.D., MPH, Medical Director, Family Health
   Bureau, New Mexico Department of Health
• Ellen Goldberg, Ph.D., President Emeritus, Santa Fe Institute
• Robert Greenberg, M.D., Past President, American Society
   of Pediatric Research
• Andrew Hsi, M.D., FAAP, MPH, Director, Division of General
   Pediatrics, University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital
• Vicki Johnson, Founder, Grant County First Born Program
• Sara Beth Koplik, Ph.D., Historian and Former Director,
   New Mexico Kids Count
• Elizabeth Lee, Director of Resource Development,
   Las Cumbres Community Services, Inc.
• Marie L. Lobo, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Professor, College of
   Nursing, University of New Mexico
• Susan Nalder, EdD, MPH, CNM, New Mexico Department
   of Health
• Mary D. Overpeck, Ph.D, Manager, MCH Epidemiology
   Program, Department of Health, Family Health Bureau
• Suzy Pines, Psychiatric Social Worker
• Ron A. Reid, Ph.D., Director, Office of American Indian
   Health, New Mexico Department of Health
• Laurence Shandler, MD, FAAP, Past President, New Mexico
   Pediatric Society
• Chris Wood, Ph.D., Vice President, Santa Fe Institute
• Patricia Drypolcher, Statistical Analyst III, Epidemiology
   Section, New Mexico Bureau of Vital Records and
   Health Statistics

Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation:
• Susan Herrera, Chief Executive Officer
• Wendy Pomeroy, Program Officer
• Susan Seestrom, President, Board of Directors

Principal Investigator:
• Rebecca Kilburn, Ph.D., Senior Economist and Director,
   Child Policy, RAND Corporation

The Committee meets monthly to ensure consistency of FBP theory, objectives, and data analysis

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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