Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Virginia Printz-FeddersenVirginia Printz-Feddersen – Interim Chair

Virginia was raised on a farm in rural WI and attended a diploma nursing program in Madison, WI. She eventually attained a BSN and MSN from UNM. Over forty years in nursing provided opportunities to work in many clinical nursing settings including education, neurosurgery, pain management, and Operating Room. She earned certifications in Medical-Surgical, Neuroscience, Operating Room and Pain Management specialties and worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist prior to retirement.  Virginia served on multiple boards and as an officer in professional organizations. She was on the Board of Directors for the Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation (3 years) and Menual School (6 years) as vice chair, chair of Governance, Development and a member of the Finance and Strategic Planning Committee. Virginia is a volunteer for Presbyterian Hospital, currently at the Kaseman Cancer Care Resource Center.

Bio Image_Coming SoonKim Zamarin – Interim Vice Chair

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Bio Image_Coming SoonAndrea Lohse – Secretary

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Mary MalwitzMary Malwitz – Treasurer

Mary Malwitz is a Senior Tax Manager at BPW&C. She joined the firm in December of 2000. Mary has seventeen years of extensive experience working in tax preparation and planning for both businesses and individuals.  She specializes in oil and gas, construction, restaurants, service industries and  individuals.  She has also helped both business clients and individuals being audited by the Internal Revenue Service and New Mexico Taxation and Revenue. Mary is an active member of PEO International, Chapter AD and is also is a former Board Member for the Rape Crisis Center of NM. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting from the University of New Mexico.

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Crossroads for Women Staff

John RossJohn Ross, BA – Interim Executive Director

For nearly 40 years, John has served the nonprofit, for profit and government sectors working for children, their families, the elderly and the community. In the nonprofit sector he has seen the industry from many angles:  he has worked with United Way, served in a wide range of agency leadership positions, chaired and/or participated in numerous community collaborations, successfully developed and implemented public policy agendas and has provided consulting services to over 60 nonprofit and for profit organizations.

Cory Lee, MA – Director of Therapeutic Services

Cory Lee is the Director of Therapeutic Services. She has over six years’ experience working with women dealing with issues including substance abuse, poverty, and domestic violence. She developed an interest in women’s issues after interviewing a number of women dealing with substance abuse while attending graduate school. Cory holds two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s Degree from Columbia University.

Kelly GilbrethKelly Gilbreth, LPCC – Director of Clinical Services

Kelly Gilbreth, LPCC is an inheritor of the Anishinaabe culture from White Earth Ojibwe and is the Director of Clinical Services at Crossroads for Women. She received her Bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego and her Master’s Degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago. She has been in New Mexico going on 11 years and has become a definite Chile fanatic! She has spent the last 5 1/2 years developing and working with the Sacred Circle Program which serves incarcerated youth with a specific emphasis on the vital importance of culture within wellness and healing. She has served many organizations in her time in Albuquerque, from Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos, to the Native American Community Center to First Nations Community Healthsource. She has an awareness of how generational and historical trauma impacts substance abuse and cycles of violence. She strives to allow space for women to break cycles of abuse and violence and identify their own powers for healing and grow

Kay GirdnerKay Girdner, AAS – Chief Financial Officer

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Heather Hawkins, MA – Director of Operations

Heather is a native New Mexican with an interest in social and policy issues affecting women and children. She has a M.A. degree in U.S. History from the University of New Mexico and is completing a PhD in U.S. legal and policy history from the University of Minnesota.  Heather came to Crossroads as a volunteer writer for the newsletter and fell so in love with the work she decided to join the team full time. In her role at Crossroads Heather is responsible for compliance requirements for our housing program, client files, facilities, office management, data management and many other administrative details.  She likes dinosaurs and spends her free time catering to the whims of her beloved dog.

Joe Puleo, MA – Program Director, The Crossroads

Joe was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He moved to New Mexico via Colorado in 1999. Joe has a M.A. in counseling (Contemplative Psychotheraphy) from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Joe’s motto: “Everyone is basically good”.  Joe facilitates Recovery Group and Life Skills Group at The Crossroads and Relapse Prevention Group at Maya’s Place. He fields inquiries about the program and maintains the application waiting list.

Claudia Timmons

Claudia Timmons, CCJA, CFAE – Program Director, Hope House

Claudia serves as the Program Director at Hope House. She’s lived in Albuquerque for about 11 years and have worked with the underserved populations in various capacities during that time. She holds accreditation from the American College of Forensic Counselors – Certified Forensic Addictions Specialist and Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Specialist. Her hope is that she can always make a difference in peoples’ lives. She uses her personal journey to teach and guide, but mostly to be a role model, and show people that if she can do it they can do it.

Pelatia TrujilloPelatia Trujillo, MBA – Program Director, Maya’s Place

Pelatia is a born and raised New Mexico resident. She holds an MBA in Business Administration  with a concentration in Organizational Development, HR Management and International Management and a minor in psychology. Her passion for community development has blessed her with extensive volunteer and employment opportunities in the public health, substance use, harm reduction and homeless sectors. Pelatia is dedicated and passionate about creating opportunities to strengthen the  community using empowerment and support as her key drivers.

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Program Director, The Pavilions

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Clarissa EarlClarissa Earl, MA – HR & Communications Specialist

A Pacific Northwest native, Clarissa moved to New Mexico and joined the Crossroads family in 2016. She has an MA in Journalism from DePaul University and BA in English from Utah State University. Clarissa has always been drawn to work in the nonprofit sector and feels privileged to be part of an organization dedicated to transforming individual lives in the community. In her free time, she enjoys doing freelance writing projects, finding new ways to incorporate green chile into her cooking, and spending quality time with her family.

Dalilah Naranjo

Dalilah Naranjo, BA – Community Engagement Coordinator

As the Community Engagement Coordinator, Dalilah is responsible for the agency’s volunteer program, community outreach, special event coordination, recruiting and training community service workers, handling all in-kind donations, and serves as the Chair of the Crossroads for Women Fundraising Committee. She started at Crossroads as a VISTA Volunteer through the AmeriCorps program and has a passion for ensuring that all women and children throughout the state have the equitable support needed to break the cycles of poverty, incarceration, and stigmatization. With a BA in Sociology from the University of New Mexico, she works to create solidarity in a community where a beautiful and celebrated life for each of our clients is possible.