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OFRA was created as a state agency by the New Mexico legislature in 2022. The Family Representation and Advocacy Act calls for an agency director as well as a 13-person commission.


Executive Director's Photo

“The heart of justice is truth telling.”
Bell Hooks

Beth Gillia, JD, MA

OFRA Executive

Beth A. Gillia, JD, MA

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead

Farra Fong, LMSW

OFRA Deputy

Leslie Jones, JD, Legal Services Division Director

“In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, bridge to our future.”
Alex Haley

Leslie Jones, JD

Legal Services Division Director

Stacie Ortiz, MSW, Interdisciplinary Services Division Director

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

Stacie Ortiz, MSW

Interdisciplinary Services Division Director

Lisa Fitting, JD, MBA, Administrative Services Division Director

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Lisa Fitting, JD, MBA

Administrative Services Division Director

Theresa Benavidez, Chief Financial Officer

“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lovey Howell

Chief Financial Officer

Chris Sparno, Chief Information Officer

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less”

-C.S. Lewis

Chris Sparno

Chief Information Officer