Our Mission

Mandy’s Farm is a nonprofit organization that assists individuals with developmental disabilities in achieving their goals for living, learning, and working in the community.

Our Values

Community

We are committed to collaborating with and meeting the needs of our community to create positive change.

Growth

We embrace opportunity for growth and encourage creativity and innovation as we face new challenges.

Inclusion

We prioritize access and equity for people with disabilities, acknowledging that disability intersects with race, gender, and sexual orientation.

Our Vision

Mandy’s Farm has embraced a vision for the future focused on seven areas that directly impact quality of life for adults with disabilities: 

Daily Living

Adults with disabilities exert full control over where they live, where they work, and who they spend time with. 

Community Access

Diverse needs are welcomed, and centered, within community spaces through universal design.

Economic Opportunity

Adults with disabilities exert full control over financial decisions and have access to employment at minimum wage or higher alongside non-disabled colleagues.  

Friends and Relationships

Adults with disabilities live with, work alongside, and have long-term relationships with community members with and without disabilities.  

Safety & Autonomy

Adults with disabilities live free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation through community safeguards and individualized resources. 

Civic Engagement

Adults with disabilities successfully access the vote, as well as meaningful opportunities to engage in political activities, peaceful protest, and community organizing. 

Freedom from Discrimination

Adults with disabilities, including those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of color, and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, are able to freely exercise the same rights as their white, cisgender, heterosexual, non-disabled counterparts. 

Our Team

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Melissa McCue

Executive Director

Melissa McCue joined Mandy’s Farm as Executive Director in 2012. Since that time, Melissa has expanded programming significantly, launching the Mandy’s Farm employment and VAMOS programs, as well as building community partnerships supporting the New Mexico AgrAbility Project and expanding the Mandy’s Farm Medicaid services. Melissa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Rehabilitation Services and Communication Disorders and has more than twenty years’ experience in executive and senior management within organizations supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.
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Alex Luce

Associate Director

Alex Luce has extensive experience in disability programming through Mandy’s Farm, the City of Albuquerque, and through her work as an American Sign Language interpreter. Alex has more than ten years’ experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, the majority of which have consisted of serving in senior management positions. Alex holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Signed Language Interpreting and Psychology from the University of New Mexico. 
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Jessie Calero

Development Director

Jessie Calero has been part of the Mandy’s Farm team for over ten years, with extensive experience in direct support, management, and program development. Jessie has served as Development Director since 2015, focused on fundraising, grant writing, and community relations. Jessie holds Bachelor’s and Master’ of Arts in Education from the University of New Mexico in addition to almost fifteen years’ experience in disability services and programming. 
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Marion Biggs-Jackson

Operations Coordinator

Marion Biggs-Jackson joined Mandy’s Farm as the Operations Coordinator in 2019. Her background and passion is in building connections with and serving the local community. She has enjoyed leading the Mandy’s Farm Human Resources Department and coordinating accounts payable for the organization. Marion has assisted in developing programming at Mandy’s Farm focused on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
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Bernadette Garcia

Program Director

Bernadette Garcia has been a member of the Mandy’s Farm team since 2014. She immediately fell in love with the organization, the people we support, and being part of a work family that knows how to have fun! Bernadette has served within a variety of roles at Mandy’s Farm: Direct Support Professional, Leadership Coach, Program Manager, Program Coordinator, and Program Director. Bernadette loves the opportunities she has to support the growth of the staff and clients at Mandy’s Farm. 
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Our Impact

Mandy’s Farm serves over 200 adults with developmental disabilities living in the Albuquerque metro area. 100% of those we serve are living below the federal poverty line. The services at Mandy’s Farm provide a lifeline to adults with developmental disabilities, allowing them to successfully participate in their community, obtain and retain employment, and reduce instances of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Our Board

Ruthie Horn Robbins, Board President

Loretta Levy, Vice President

Pauline Salazar-Riley, Treasurer

Karen Padilla, Secretary

Michelle King

 

Clara Kilcup

Julia Arnold

Peggy Graham

Kenneth Thompson

Graham White

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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.

To find out more about our nondiscrimination obligations, to file a complaint, or to request this information in another language, please contact us at

Mandy’s Farm PO Box 9346, Albuquerque, NM 87119 or (505) 503-1141.

Mandy’s Farm del estado de Nuevo México opera sus programas y servicios, sin distinción de raza, color, origen nacional, y discapacidad, según el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y Los Americanos Aqui Discapacidad Ley de 1990.

Para obtener más información sobre el programa de derechos civiles del Mandy’s Farm para obtener más información sobre los procedimientos para presentar una queja, llame al

Mandy’s Farm PO Box 9346, Albuquerque, NM, (505) 503-1141.