Our Mission

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

Our Values


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


We are committed to building a sense of belonging and inclusion for all individuals in our community to build social capital and meaning in the lives of those we support.


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. 

JEDI Statement

Mandy’s Farm, in alignment with our mission, vision, and organizational values, is committed to cultivating an environment that honors diversity, and centers equity, justice, access, and inclusion. We acknowledge that identities are intersectional and make up the fabric of our organization: the people we support, our employees, and our community partners. We will be intentional to strengthen our practices of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility within our disability support programs, employee practices, and stakeholder relationships within our community. We will accept accountability when we are wrong, and commit daily to getting it right.

Leadership Team

Melissa McCue - Executive Director Mandy's Farm

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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Marion Biggs-Jackson

Operations Director

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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Amy Berman

Development Director

Amy has over 20 years of nonprofit development experience, is certified in organizational management, and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She has led several multi-million dollar capital campaigns for facility expansion projects, excels at grant writing, but her most meaningful nonprofit work is getting to know the supporters and carrying out their expectations. She assists Mandy’s Farm in pursuing and securing additional revenues of income to strengthen the programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Sophie Trusty

Program Director

Sophie joined Mandy’s Farm serving as an AmeriCorps member in the VAMOS Program before moving into roles as Program Coordinator and Program Director, supporting the growth of the VAMOS and AgrAbility Programs. Sophie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems with an emphasis on “Community Based Education and Change”. Prior to her work at Mandy’s Farm, Sophie worked within a public schools setting supporting individuals with developmental disabilities for several years. Sophie is proud to work in an organization that honors and prioritizes the individuals we serve.
Eileen Nelson

Eileen Nelson

DD Waiver Director
Eileen Nelson joined Mandy’s Farm as a DSP in 2015 and has worked in and excelled at many roles. Since day one she has dedicated herself to the individuals at Mandy’s Farm, and her journey is fueled by a deep commitment to fostering independence, dignity, and inclusion. Working for Mandy’s has enriched her understanding of compassion, resilience, and the transformative power of empathy. Her goals are to help our individuals grow to be more successful and independent in their own lives. She looks forward to continuing to advocate for and enhance the lives of those we serve.

Board of Directors

Ruthie Horn Robbins, Board President

Loretta Levy, Vice President

Pauline Salazar-Riley, Treasurer

Karen Padilla, Secretary


Clara Kilcup

Julia Arnold

Peggy Graham

Kenneth Thompson

Graham White

Michelle Vering

Michael Hopkins

Joshua Elicio

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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.

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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.

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