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Board of Directors

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Agapito “Tito” Márquez

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Dickie Apodaca

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Clara I. Martinez

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Humberto Ramírez

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Dr. Martha Loustaunau (Photo Credit: NMSU Foundation)

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Cynthia Parmelee

Administrative Staff

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Dr. Diana A. Bustamante

Executive Director

Dr. Bustamante has been with the organization for almost 27 years. She has administrative and financial oversight responsibilities of the organization’s two social enterprises.  She retired as the Doña Ana County Probate Judge in December 2022.

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Erika Contreras

Assistant Director of CDC and

Director of the ISIF Program

Erika has over 16 years of experience with legal immigration work has been with the CDC for 20 years. She directs the Integrated Services for Immigrant Families (ISIF) program. She has a degree in Accounting from NMSU. As with the Executive Director, she also has administrative and financial oversight responsibilities for the organization.

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Director,
Chaparral Family Development Center

ISIF Core Staff

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Erika Contreras

CDC Assistant Director And ISIF Coordinator

Erika has over 16 years of experience with legal immigration work has been with the CDC for 20 years. She directs the Integrated Services for Immigrant Families (ISIF) program. She has a degree in Accounting from NMSU. As with the Executive Director, she also has administrative and financial oversight responsibilities for the organization.

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Lorraine Contreras

Case Worker

Lorraine has been with the ISIF program since 2015.  She as acquired extensive experience in the legal immigration services office. She is a senior case worker, partially accredited legal representative. She was originally accredited in 2018.

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Zenia López

Case Worker

Zenia has been with the ISIF program since 2017.  She is a senior case worker. She has acquired extensive experience in the legal immigration services office.  She is under review for her accreditation with the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

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 Ana Cecilia Nieto

Archivist and Clerk

Ana has been with the organization since 2015. She is the primary person in charge of clients’ files.  She is the primary archivist for immigration.

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Juana García

Accounts Payable

Juana has been with the CDC since June of 2023.  She works in the accounting department handles all incoming invoices and assures timely payments to our vendors.  She assists with general office management procedures.

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Lourdes Ramos

Administrative Clerk and Case Worker Assistant

Lourdes has been with the CDC since 2020.  She works as a clerk assistant to the legal representatives, she is digitizing CDC’s internal documents, and assists with the Promotoras de Apoyo Familiar program.

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Sujey Escobedo

Receptionist

Sujey has been with our office since 2019, first as a caseworker assistant and now as a receptionist. She is usually the first point of contact in the office, addressing the over 4,500 walk-in clients we receive every year.

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Britanny Contreras

Case Worker

Brittany started as a volunteer tutor and class assistant for the Citizenship Preparation Classes in 2017 and now works as a case worker.  She is a case worker with Consular processes and participates in Consular Mobiles in West Texas as well as the southern New Mexican region.

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Hennessey Contreras

Case Worker

Hennessey started as a volunteer tutor and class assistant for the Citizenship Preparation Classes in 2017 and is now a case worker.  She is a case worker in the cases for the naturalization process as well as participating in the Consular Mobiles throughout the southern New Mexico region and West Texas.

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Estefanía Viscarra

Case Worker

Estefanía started as a receptionist in 2022 and is now case worker with Consular processes.

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Johanna Cervantes

Case Worker Assistant

Johanna has been with the CDC since July of 2023. She works as a case worker Assistant providing support for consular processes and other consular-related matters for our clients.

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Griselda Guerrero

Case Worker Assistant and Citizenship Class Assistant

Griselda has been with the ISIF programs since 2022. She is a receptionist assistant, assistant case worker, and also a Teacher Assistant for the Citizenship Preparation class.

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Maria Luna

Promotora de Apoyo Familiar/Community Outreach Worker

María Luna has been with the organization since August of 2022. She is a Promotora de Apoyo familiar based in the Vado area assisting with outreach activities.

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Dora Chairez

Promotora de Apoyo Familiar/Community Outreach Worker

Dora has been with the organization since August of 2022. She is a Promotora de Apoyo familiar based in the Hatch area assisting with outreach activities.

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Xavier Dominguez

Website Manager

Xavier has been with the CDC since 2021. He first began as a tutor with the CDC. Now, he manages the CDC website along with social media. Xavier is obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Government.

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Jesús Leos

Lead Teacher for Citizenship Ship Classes

Jesús has been with CDC for over 8 years.  He was originally a student in a citizenship preparation class, a teacher of the same, and is now the Lead or Master Teacher for all the citizenship classes. Jesus has a Masters Degree in Bilingual Education and also works for the Deming School District.

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Arturo Bustillos

Citizenship Class Teacher

Arturo has been with the CDC since 2023 as a citizenship preparation teacher.  He is a middle school teacher in the Hatch Valley Schools, a position he has had for 15 years.

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