Our Mission

Mandy’s Farm is a nonprofit organization that assists individuals with Developmental Disabilities to achieve goals by structuring a positive, purposeful and caring environment for living, learning, and working in the community.

Mandy’s Farm strives to:

  • Provide the highest-quality services for adults with developmental disabilities through providing a higher staff to client ratio;
  • Help all individuals achieve their greatest self-sufficiency by assisting them in identifying, developing, and achieving their goals;
  • Assist individuals with disabilities to work in the community in integrated settings and establish a better quality of life

Your Rights: A Nondiscrimination Notice to the Public

Mandy’s Farm operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin or disability in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. We are further committed to provide support without regard to disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. To find out more about our nondiscrimination obligations, to file a complaint, or to request this information in another language, please contact us at (505) 503-1141 or via P.O. Box 9346 Albuquerque, NM 87119.

Our Board of Directors

Ruthie Horn Robbins, JD, President

Capital Campaign Chair for Noon Day Ministries, Albuquerque Therapeutic Parks & Recreation Board; Founder of Mandy’s Special Farm

Loretta Levy, RN, Vice President

Community Volunteer

Pauline Salazar-Riley, CPA, Treasurer

Owner/ Partner at Riley Business Consulting LLC, volunteer at New Mexico Autism Society

Michelle King, Director

Vice President of Marketing at Bradbury Stamm Construction, Inc., United Way of Central New Mexico Marketing Committee

Julia Bursum, Director

AVP- First State Bank in Socorro, Founder of Happy Jack Foundation

Karen Padilla, Director

Assistant Vice President for Aon Risk Solutions, Charity Activities Coordinator for Aon of Albuquerque

Dawn Montano, Director

Vice President for Aon Risk Solutions

Trent Toulouse, Ph.D., Director

Faculty Member at Central New Mexico Community College

Peggy Graham, Director

RMHC-NM Board Member, Member of NM Disciplinary Board, NM Estate Planning Council, & NM Guardianship Board, Member of the Rotary Club of Albuquerque

Our Administrative Team

Melissa McCue, Executive Director


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Jessie Calero, Development Director


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Tessa Rose, Operations Coordinator/ Human Resources


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Alex Luce, Program Director of VAMOS and Everyone Can Work


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Lauren Rodgers, Program Coordinator- Residential Services


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April Cox, Day Services Program Coordinator- Mandy’s Farm


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John Flores, Day Services Program Coordinator- Appaloosa Art Space


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Jeb Browne, Garden and Volunteer Coordinator


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Mandy’s Farm is now an AmeriCorps site. For more information, please click here.

Mandy’s Farm is a CARF-accredited organization.  For more information, please click here.