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New Mexico Voices for Children executive director is NMSU graduate


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The board for directors of the nonprofit New Mexico Voices for Children (NMVC) hired New Mexico State University graduate Amber Wallin as its new executive director effective Jan. 1, NMVC said in a news release. Wallin replaces James Jimenez, who retired at the end of 2021.

 A New Mexico native, Wallin earned a master of public administration degree from NMSU. She joined NMVFC in 2012 as a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities fellow and served as a research and policy analyst and later as director of the group’s KIDS COUNT program. Wallin previously worked in the public sector at the municipal, state and federal levels, including in the government department at NMSU and the budget office at the City of Las Cruces.

NMVC advocates for policies to improve the health and well-being of New Mexico's children, families and communities. Its headquarters is in Albuquerque.

For more information, call 505-244-9505. Visit www.nmvoices.org.