CYFD Employees Earn Special Recognition from Department and State


SANTA FE -- Cabinet Secretary Bill Dunbar and the respective divisonal directors are pleased to announce the naming of six outstanding employees as recipients of the Children, Youth and Families Department’s (CYFD) Employee of the Month awards for October 2010, as well as a special recipient of a statewide educational excellence award.

The honoree for the Department’s Early Childhood Services division is Freddie Trujillo, who serves as a food program compliance officer for the Summer Food Service Program in Albuquerque.

Protective Services’ Employee of the Month is Francisca Griego, a permanency planning worker in CYFD’s Valencia County Protective Services office.

Four standout employees shared the monthly award for Juvenile Justice Services (JJS). The recipients are Lawrence Dean, a youth care specialist at Albuquerque’s Youth Diagnosis and Development Center (YDDC); Xavier Moreno, a youth care specialist at the Albuerqueque Reintegration Center; Yvonne Montford, a FACTS supervisor serving both JJS and Youth and Family Services; and Mildred Voll, a test coordinator for YDDC’s Foothill High School.

Also receiving special recognition for JJS recently was math teacher Mike Foster, who works at Aztec Youth Academy at the J. Paul Taylor Center in Las Cruces. Foster was the recipient of the New Mexico Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Excellence in Education Award.