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Janelle Groover

Mi Via Program Manager & Consultant

Hi, my name is Janelle Groover and I am the Program Manger for the Center for Development and Disabilities  (CDD) Mi Via Program.  I have a Master's degree in Social work and a Master's degree in Public Health.  I have been working at the CDD for 5 years in different capacities and I have over 15 years of experience working with children and families with developmental disabilities. I am passionate about helping participants, families, and communities navigate complex systems. I love this work and consider it an honor to work with participants and their families. 

Elisa Sanchez Wilkinson

Mi Via Consultant

Hi, my name is Elisa Sanchez Wilkinson. I am a proud wife and mom of two adult children. One of my children is severely hard of hearing and has special physical needs. I have over 25 years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities. I know sign language. Also, I have held positions on local and national boards with a focus on family centered care and support for individuals with special needs. I have been working at UNM for 18 years and prior to that, I worked as a home health nurse. I am very passionate about working with participants and their families on the Mi Via Program.

portrait of Winton WoodWinton Wood

Mi Via Consultant

Hi, I am Winton Wood and I am a Mom to a lovely teenager who has Down Syndrome, Autism and other developmental and medical disabilities. I bring a wealth of knowledge about disability-related resources from my previous job as an Information Specialist at UNM CDD’s Disability Information Network and as a member of the IDEA NM State Advisory panel. I am currently a member of the Mountain States Regional Genetics Network - New Mexico State team and I present Family-Centered Care to resident pediatricians.

portrait of CarmengloriaCarmengloria Schlachter

Mi Via Consultant

My name is Carmengloria Schlachter and I am a native South American from Santiago, Chile. I have been working at the University of New Mexico for over 7 years in different capacities. I bring a wealth of experience working with people with disabilities, their families and providers. I have served as an advocate, educator, liaison and interpreter for clients, including Spanish speakers at all levels, always focusing on improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a Minor in Sociology from the University of New Mexico. I am also a Qualified Medical and Community Interpreter. I enjoy volunteering in the community and I am working toward pursing a Master’s degree in social work.   

Me llamo Carmengloria Schlachter y nací en Santiago de Chile, Sudamérica, he estado trabajando en la Universidad de Nuevo México por los últimos 7 años en diferentes capacidadades. Tengo varios años de experiencia trabajando con personas con discapacidades, sus familias y proveedores de la salud. He servido a las familias como una defensora, educadora, trabajadora de casos e intérprete a los clientes, incluyendo hispanoparlantes en todos los niveles, enfocándome siempre en mejorar la calidad de vida de las personas con discapacidades.  Obtuve mi título de bachillerato en español con concentración en sociología  en la Universidad de Nuevo México. Soy intérprete médico y comunitario  calificado. Me encanta trabajar como voluntaria en la comunidad y ahora estoy continuando mis estudios para obtener mi maestría en trabajo social.​

Portrait of KayKay Lilley

Mi Via Consultant

Hi, I am Kay Lilley and I have over 25 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities. I am an early supporter, learner and practitioner in the idea that communities become stronger when people with disabilities are welcomed and supported to participate and contribute. As a longstanding advocate, I have actively promoted the principles of self-determination for people with disabilities and I truly believe that Mi Via is the best vehicle in the New Mexico service system for achieving meaningful inclusion.

Pat Maguire

Mi Via Consultant

Hi, I am Pat Maguire and I have worked as a contracted Mi Via Consultant for UNM/CDD since 2014. I have a Master’s degree in Public Administration from UNM. I moved to New Mexico in 1977 and began working in community programs for persons with I/DD in the Gallup area for 8 years before becoming a case manager for the newly approved DD Waiver. After 6 years as a case manager, I began a 22-year career with the Department of Health, Developmental Disabilities Supports Division. I then worked with the DD Waiver program, the Medically Fragile Program, the Regional Office Bureau and the Community Programs Bureau. I was part of an inter-agency team that developed the Mi Via Waiver and upon retirement from the state I was happy and honored to work as a Mi Via Consultant.

Contact Mi Via:

Street Address:
2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Phone: 505-925-2499 or 505-401-9328

Email: cdd-miviaconsultants@salud.unm.edu