Adelante is a diverse nonprofit organization that is working hard to move New Mexico. We support people with disabilities, seniors, and disadvantaged populations through a variety of quality services. Our leadership team, representing decades of executive experience and award-winning talent, manages the overal nonprofit work, hundreds of staff members and locations across New Mexico.
Rebecca Sanford became President and CEO of Adelante in April of 2021, after serving on the executive team for nearly a decade.
Rebecca originally joined the team at Adelante as the VP of Human Resources in 2012. She later served as the organization’s Chief Administrative Officer, as part of a succession plan for the nonprofit. Steadily increasing her role at Adelante, Rebecca has supervised training, payroll, human resources, accounting/finance, information technology, marketing, and facilities for Adelante.
“Accepting a job with Adelante was the best decision I could have made,” said Rebecca. “At the time, I was just looking for a job. What I found was a mission I am passionate about, the opportunity to make a difference, and an amazing work family.”
Vice President of Business Operations
Brian joined Adelante in 2009 after over two decades in the U.S. Air Force. He leads our Enterprises operations as well as governmental contracts.
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Over 30 years of marketing experience, over 20 of those years at Adelante. Her team handles media relations, websites, social media and more.
Vice President of Community Operations
Reina has over 35 years of experience working with people with disabilities. She joined Adelante in 1994 and leads residential, day program, employment services and more.
Vice President of Human Resources
TD has over 30 years of HR experience in government and private sectors. He joined Adelante in 2019 and leads the human resources and training teams.
VP of Information Systems/CIO
Meta joined Adelante in 2015. She has over 30 years of computer systems, information security, and technology experience and leads Adelante’s IT, app development, and DiverseIT teams.
VP of Finance/CFO
Maria has been an accounting and finance professional in New Mexico for over 25 years. She joined Adelante in 2021 and supervises the finance, payroll, purchasing, insurance, billing and facilities efforts.
VP of Development
Ernest has over 20 years of business development, fundraising, and operations management experience. He joined Adelante in 2017 and leads the fundraising efforts for Adelante and our subsidiaries.