Meet Our Team

Troy Rodgers Psy.D.

Dr. Rodgers is a police and public safety psychologist who has been practicing in the Southwest for the last 20 years.  He has been the Agency Director for Public Safety Psychology Group LLC (PSPG) since 2004.  At the present time, he works as a consultant/psychologist for over 140 local, state, and federal law enforcement, fire, and corrections agencies.  He is an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriff’s Association, the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, and the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology. 

 

Dr. Rodgers is a former adjunct faculty member at the University of Phoenix and he has also taught at the University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College.  Dr. Rodgers has a master’s degree and a doctorate in clinical forensic psychology from the University of Denver.  He is currently licensed in New Mexico as a Psychologist.  In the past he was licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor, School Psychologist, and School Counselor. 

 

In 2016, Dr. Rodgers was awarded a Diplomate in Police Psychology from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology.  He was appointed in 2014 by Governor Susana Martinez to the NM Sexual Offender Management Board.  In 2019 he became an ethics committee member for the International Association of Chiefs of Police- Police Psychology Section.  He is currently a board member for the National Sheriff’s Association-Psychology Section.  He is also certified as a Master Professional Lecturer by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Training Academy. 

 

Dr. Rodgers has particular areas of expertise that include substance abuse prevention, law enforcement training, school psychology, police psychology, law enforcement assessment, offender treatment and evaluation, violence risk assessment, school and workplace violence, crisis intervention, behavioral profiling, peak performance training, corrections psychology, and stalking.  He is trained in hostage negotiation.  Dr. Rodgers has extensive experience in the development of training curriculum for prevention programs and law enforcement and in the actual training of law enforcement personnel, civilian employees, adolescents, and teenagers.  Dr. Rodgers is currently completing his Certified Prevention Specialist application.  He has been working with children and adolescents for over 30 years.  He is one of the founding members of PSPG.

                                                                    Andrea "Andie" Watts

                                                                                                                                                               

Andrea Watts returned to Albuquerque in 2003 from Colorado to pursue her undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico.  She has since obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.  Ms. Watts is currently working on her dissertation to complete her doctorate in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University with specialization in forensic and neuropsychology.  Ms. Watts holds independent clinical licensure in both New Mexico and Colorado and acts as one of two clinical directors for the agency.  She holds certification as a master instructor through the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in critical incident management, crisis negotiations, crisis intervention, mental health, suicide and psychological trauma.  Ms. Watts is a continuing education provider authorized by the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board.  She is dedicated to providing quality research-based facilitation of learning and instruction to enhance students understanding of trauma, mental health and resiliency to enhance skillful social interactions.

As a clinician, Ms. Watts’ early work started with children and families impacted by severe emotional disturbances (SED).  She then developed competencies in working with a forensic population including sexual offenders and incarcerated individuals providing assessment, competency evaluations and treatment.  Ms. Watts then transitioned her clinical focus towards providing treatment for first responders.  Her clinical perspective is shaped by a trauma informed approach, recognizing the unique impact that chronic exposure to trauma has on an individual’s mental wellness, relationships and resiliency.  She provides personalized integrative care for her patients with a strengths-based approach. 

MS. MA.

Bernadette "Bernie" Bruha

MS. MA. 

Bernadette (Bernie) Bruha is originally from New Mexico.  In 2000, she graduated with a BA in Psychology from Duke University.  In 2002 she earned her MS in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia.  After moving back to NM in 2003 she worked as a case manager for troubled youth until starting to work with Dr. Rodgers at FBHA in 2005.  She worked in research and program management for the agency on contracts for teaching life skills to inmates and providing high risk behavior prevention in middle schools throughout Bernalillo County. Ms. Bruha earned her MA in Counseling in early 2010 and has provided therapy for primarily law enforcement officers and their family members since then.  Ms. Bruha is also trained to provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to clients who are dealing with trauma and PTSD.  She also earned her Prevention Specialist Certification (CPS) in 2012.

MS LPCC

Gretchen Bjerke is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New Mexico. She began with PSPG in 2013 after earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee in Criminal Justice and her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Phoenix. She has an extensive background in criminal justice work, investigations, interviewing and interrogation, law enforcement, security, and prosecution of retail theft and fraud cases. Ms. Bjerke also has several years of experience working with people suffering from severe post-traumatic- stress disorder and other mental illnesses. At a local domestic violence shelter for women and children, she specialized in crisis-counseling and trauma treatment for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
She is trained and certified in EMDR.

Gretchen Bjerke

Jessica R. Montoya

MS. LPCC

Jessica Montoya is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of New Mexico. She graduated from New Mexico State University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Counseling and Educational Psychology. She has since obtained a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Ms. Montoya began working at PSPG in 2014. She holds a professional lecturer certification from the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. Ms. Montoya has expertise in working with children, families, and adults. She is trained in trauma treatment approaches which include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is currently working as a PSPG counselor for first responders, a facilitator for the All Stars Substance Abuse Prevention Program, a trainer, and as a consultant member of our Crisis Negotiations Team that responds to high risk/high intensity situations in and around New Mexico.

                                                                                      

Dr. Ken Gilman received his PhD in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 1987. Dr. Gilman practiced in New England and in Europe before returning to NM.  His experience includes educational, hospital and outpatient settings as well as consulting to a variety of organizations.  His specializes in assessment, collaborative practice, mediation, training and supervision with a focus on stress management, communication, leadership and teamwork.

PhD Licensed Psychologist

Ken Gilman

Bailey Grundhoffer

MSW LMSW

Bailey Grundhoffer received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hastings College in 2012 and went on to earn her master’s degree in Social Work from New Mexico Highlands in 2016 and joined PSPG in 2016. Prior to joining PSPG, she worked with families, adults and children in the school setting, hospital setting, home setting and outpatient behavioral services. She has experience in working with individuals from birth to end of life and spent many years focusing on suicide prevention with young adults. Mrs. Grundhoffer has expertise in working with children, youth, families, and adults and believes that by exploring our own coping skills we can enhance how we interact with the world. She is trained in trauma treatment approaches. Mrs. Grundhoffer provides therapy for first responders and their families, is an instructor and a facilitator with the All Stars Substance Abuse Prevention Program.

                                                    Jennifer Rodgers

BA

Jennifer Rodgers has a bachelor’s degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of Denver. She has worked extensively with children ages 0 to 14 and their families.  After spending four years with the New Mexico Public Education Department in both the Professional Development and Safe and Healthy Schools Bureaus, where she managed federal grant programs, wrote state Anti-Bullying Plans and Safe Schools Plans that were implemented in all NM school districts, Ms. Rodgers decided to join PSPG full time. Since 2008, she has taught at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) and co-manages the PSPG Substance Abuse Prevention Program, All Stars, which is taught in many middle schools throughout Bernalillo county. Ms. Rodgers is certified as a Professional Lecturer by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in topics pertaining to mental health, law enforcement, crisis intervention and family violence. She is involved in the many trainings that PSPG provides annually. Ms. Rodgers is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).  She is our Peer Support Program Coordinator and a Co-Coordinator for our Prevention Programs.

Patrick "Pat" Ficke

MA. LMHC

Patrick Ficke is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New Mexico. He graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. He has since obtained a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and has begun working on his doctorate in Psychology.

Patrick has been in the law enforcement field for over 16 years and currently is a licensed police officer in the State of New Mexico. During Mr. Ficke's career in law enforcement he has held many supervisor positions.  Mr. Ficke holds many certifications in law enforcement to include Department of Public Safety instructor, Crisis Negotiator, CIT Officer, and assist with training new cadets at the State Academy.

Mr. Ficke began working at PSPG in 2019 as a part-time therapist.  He has expertise in working with families and adults. Further, he is trained in trauma treatment approaches which include Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). He is currently working as a PSPG counselor for first responders, an instructor for several classes taught by PSPG and a facilitator for the Crisis Negotiations Trainings and Crisis Intervention Trainings.

Charles "Chuck" S. Bell

                                                                                                                                               

Charles Bell is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel who has commanded at the platoon, troop, and squadron levels and is a combat Veteran.  Chuck has earned a BS degree in Exercise Science and Athletic Training from Ball State University and a MA degree in Systems Management from The National Graduate School.  He is currently a part time Graduate Student earning a MA in Licensed Professional Counseling from Liberty University.  Chuck has successfully interned with Public Safety Psychology Group and upon graduation will resume counseling.  Professionally, he is the Director of Operations for the Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office-Field Support Unit, Kirtland Air Force Base where he and his team perform assessments for strategic intelligence systems.

MA. LMHC    LTC, USA (RET)

Mandi Abernathy

MA. LMHC, CCATP

Mandi received her M.A. in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University in 2013. Academically, she also has an undergraduate background in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice from North Dakota State University in 2001.

Mandi’s clinical experience involves providing therapeutic services for couples, individuals, adults, adolescents and children.

Mandi has also been a police officer since 2007, specializing in the area of sexual assaults and trauma, which balance the professional experience and responsibilities as a therapist. Within the Albuquerque Police Department (2009-2019), she worked in the capacity as a detective in the Sex Crimes Unit and Cold Case Sex Crimes Unit.

Mandi worked in the capacity of a Special Agent with the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office (2019-2021) with the Human Trafficking Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children. Currently, she is a deputy with the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

                                                  Jonathan Allison

MA. LMHC

Jonathan Allison is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New Mexico. He received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 2018 and completed his master's program for Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2021, both from the University of New Mexico. Jonathan spent both semesters of his internship with PSPG and signed on as a full-time clinical counselor in June 2021. He has clinical experience in trauma-informed counseling and has worked with adults, couples, adolescents, and younger children, and is a member of PSPG's Crisis Negotiations Team. Jonathan is also a board member of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance. 

Barbara Timm

MA. LPCC, NCC

Barbara Timm has two master degrees, one in Recreation emphasis on Therapeutic Recreation and Counselor Education from UNM. She has been providing therapy for traumatized children  and their families in a treatment center for 19 years. She utilizes play therapy and experiencial techniques to help them achieve their mental health goals.

                                                                                      Ryan Fairhurst

Ryan Fairhurst has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Arizona State University.  He is an administrator for psychological testing for a variety of first responder agencies. Mr. Fairhurst is also a facilitator for our substance abuse prevention program, All Stars, teaching topics such as substance abuse and suicide prevention to middle school students throughout the Albuquerque Metro area since 2018.

BA