Rose Chavarria has been part of Catholic Charities staff since 2016. Rose comes to CCSNM with more than 20 years of experience in both Legal Assistance and management. She graduated with an Associate degree in Applied Science from DACC.
She is our Office Manager and Paralegal who brings dynamic and proactivity to the office and is passionate about what she does. Rose’s role as office manager is very important she makes sure that our office is well functioned and follows office operations and procedures, as well as assist our DOJ Representative in immigration cases.
Elizabeth A. Balizan
Community Outreach Specialist
Stephanie Martinez, MSW
Director of Community Outreach & Partnerships
Stephanie is our Director of Community Outreach and Partnerships!
She achieved her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from New Mexico State University, followed by a master’s degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America in 2021. As an active member of the Las Cruces community, Stephanie’s faith drives her involvement in local initiatives and helping those in need.
Stephanie’s professional journey is marked by a significant history of supporting asylum-seeking families, addressing issues related to domestic violence, and implementing child safeguarding protocols. In her current role, she oversees the Direct Assistance program, and she actively fosters collaborations and partnerships, ensuring that we continue to make meaningful impacts on individuals and families in need in our community.
Claudia Fuentes, MSW
Nancy Hernandez has been with Catholic Charities since May of 2021, where she first served as a receptionist/secretary prior to becoming a paralegal. She is bilingual and works closely with our Accredited Representative Cecilia Najera in the Roswell Office.
Nancy grew up in Roswell and volunteered at the Roswell Independent School District for numerous years.
Cecilia Najera comes to Catholic Charities with many years of experience in the immigration field. She has been with the Roswell branch since its opening on April 1, 2019.
She is an Accredited Representative responsible for family petitions, consular processing, renewals, waivers, and naturalization cases.
Veronica Calderon is our Part Time Receptionist, who comes with 12 years secretarial experience.
Veronica works closely with Accredited Representative Cecilia Najera. She is in charge of scheduling appointments and working closely with clients to ensure all of their documents are in order.