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Meet Our Team


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 500 local, state, and federal law enforcement, fire, dispatch/communications, and corrections agencies.  He is an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriff’s Association (Board Member), the Society for Rural Law Enforcement Executives Association (Board Member), 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 certified as a Master Professional Lecturer by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Training Academy.  Dr. Rodgers is a frequent instructor for CIT, CNT, interview and interrogation, as well as leadership classes. He is also a high school wrestling coach (for over 20 years) and one of the founding members of PSPG.

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PhD Licensed Psychologist


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.

Ken Gilman

Troy Rodgers


Bailey Grundhoffer



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, and oversees the internship program.

LMSW, LCSW, Clinical Director 


                                                    Jennifer Rodgers


Jen Rodgers is the Special Programs Director, overseeing all Non-Clinical operations at PSPG. Over the past 16 years this has included the inmate Life Skills program at the Metro Detention Center, Bernalillo County’s Middle School Prevention grant which graduated over 15,000 middle schoolers through a 12-week prevention program at 15 different schools. Currently, Ms. Rodgers is the Peer Support Coordinator for the NM Statewide Peer Support Network which trains First Responder Peers to serve their local and state communities, additionally she has facilitated over 250 Critical Incident Debriefings (CISM). Ms. Rodgers is certified in Critical Incident Management (CISM), as well as a Professional Lecturer by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, in topics pertaining to mental health, law enforcement, crisis intervention, peer support, and family violence. She trains locally and nationally on a variety of topics.


Barbara Timm


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.

Lucinda "Cindy" Padilla


Cindy Padilla received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from NM Highland’s University in 2016 and continued to earn her master’s degree in Social Work from NM Highland’s University in 2017 after completing the Advance Standing Master’s program. Prior to becoming a Licensed Master Social Worker, she worked with the population with developmental disabilities as a consultant and was a Licensed Massage Therapist, specializing in medical massage and injury rehabilitation.   As a social worker, Cindy has worked with adolescents, young adults and adults within the criminal justice system, experiencing behavioral health, trauma, and substance abuse issues.  She has experience working with those in crisis while working with AGORA’s crisis line at UNM.  She is trained in trauma treatment, substance abuse treatment, and motivational interviewing. Cindy provides direct therapy to first responders and their families, and especially enjoys working with adolescents and young adults. 


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Martine Lopez-Bowers



Martine Lopez-Bowers graduated from the University of Denver with her Masters in Forensic Psychology in 2009. Since then, she has worked as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), providing a non-judgmental and safe environment for clients to explore their treatment needs and work towards their goals. To achieve results, she works with clients to find the best, most effective therapeutic approach. Martine uses Cognitive Behavioral Treatment modalities and is trained in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, compulsive disorders, and other abusive or maladaptive behaviors. Martine has worked in both outpatient and inpatient clinical settings, with adults and adolescents, where she served in the roles of Clinical Services Supervisor and Director of Behavioral Health. Martine also works as a Federal Probation Officer where she specializes in supervising sexual offenders and is a firearms instructor. 


Jennifer Moya


Jennifer Moya obtained her Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of New Mexico in 2019. Prior to pursuing her Graduate Studies she also obtained her bachelor's degree from UNM where she studied Psychology and Studio art in 2015. Jennifer has a passion for working with individuals who have experienced trauma, PTSD, depression and anxiety, LGBTQ+ related struggles, and attachment disorder. Prior to working at PSPG, Jennifer spent time working with the New Mexico Crisis and Access Hotline where she gained experience in providing individuals with mental health crisis response and support. Jennifer has also spent time working at Albuquerque's Attachment Healing Center where she worked with youth and families involved in the Juvenile Justice System and Child Protective Services. Jennifer believes that counseling provides a safe place for clients to explore their feelings, attitudes, and beliefs about life and gain personal insight which in turn facilitates growth and healing. Jennifer is also EMDR Certified.


Kelly Borland


Kelly Borland graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.  She first began working with PSPG in 2015 while completing her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix.  Ms. Borland has 15 years experience as a Probation/Parole Officer at the state and federal levels. She is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy practices and trauma-informed care.  Ms. Borland is currently working as a PSPG training facilitator, a co-facilitator for the All -Stars Substance Abuse Prevention Program, and a consultant member of our crisis incident response team.


Emily Kennington


Emily Kennington received her Bachelors degree in Family Studies from the University of New Mexico in 2005 and Masters degree in Social work in 2014 and obtained her LCSW licensure in 2020.  She has worked with children and families in crisis situations since 2006. She has experience working with children who have suffered trauma and separation from their parents. She is a  trained family mediator and provides direct therapeutic services to first responders and family members.


Kristina Romero


Kristina Romero has been active as a mental health counselor since 2020. She received her bachelor's degree in 2016 from the University of Phoenix. She studied human services with a concentration in family and child development. She has since graduated with her master's from the University of Phoenix as a Licensed Mental Health counselor in the state of New Mexico. Ms. Romero specializes in trauma-focused therapy, is EMDR Certified, and is trained in accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy. In her earlier endeavors as a behavioral specialist, she gained experience working with adults and children who are developmentally disabled. Her clinical experience has allowed her to work with troubled juveniles and adults with severe mental illnesses within the criminal justice system. What she loves most about being a clinician is "being a witness to growth and the process of empowerment".  

Joscelyn Lister


Joscelyn Lister received her bachelor's degree in sociology from New Mexico State University in 2018 and continued her education at New Mexico Highlands University, obtaining her master's in social work. Ms. Lister has worked with youth within the criminal justice system ensuring they receive adequate care and support as they reintegrate back into their community; and she currently works in protective services with victims of crime, abuse, and neglect, including the investigation and recommendations of interventions or placement to promote the health and wellbeing of the individual and their families. Joscelyn uses Cognitive Behavioral Treatment modalities in providing therapy to first responders and their families. She is also EMDR Certified. 


Marinell Locson


Marinell Locson received her Masters of Science in Counseling from University of Phoenix in 2016. Prior to pursuing her Master’s Degree, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at University of New Mexico and became a Trained Peer Counselor at Agora Crisis Center. It was through her experience at the Agora Crisis Center that she found her calling and passion. She has been a licensed therapist since 2016 and has worked in a clinic setting since that time. She had the privilege to work with individuals of all ages with diverse backgrounds, couples, and families. She has experience helping clients cope with depression, self-esteem, anxiety, substance use, stress, grief, gender identity, and stress management. She utilizes various therapy modalities to meet the unique need of every client.

Elaine has over 30 years of experience in the behavioral health field.  In 1991, she obtained her MA in Agency Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Northern Colorado.  Wanting to work with rural indigenous communities, she accepted a job with Maniilaq Association in Kotzebue, Alaska which is the hub village for the northwest arctic.  Her duties included providing all mental health services for four off-road Inupiat Eskimo villages.  While there she was fortunate to participate in community- building activities such as subsistence practices (hunting and fishing), and sporting events including dog mushing races and basketball tournaments.  Ms. Olson assisted many extended families after tragic deaths due to weather-related accidents, substance abuse, and suicides.  In addition, she provided anger management and sex offender group treatment programs mandated by the court system.  In 1999, Ms. Olson moved to Kenai, Alaska to work as the Mental Health Clinician III at Wildwood Correctional Complex, a job she held until 2018.  This position enabled her to provide the full range of behavioral health services including initial diagnoses and treatment plans for the seriously mentally ill; implementing suicide precautions; weekly evaluations of all prisoners in segregation; individual counseling; and teaching many classes.  To coordinate with institutional staff, she taught suicide prevention trainings and regularly assisted in housing and management decisions.  Ms. Olson returned to her Southwestern roots by moving to Albuquerque in 2019.  Treatment specialties include families with individuals suffering from mental illness; trauma, grief and loss; life transitions; and work-life balance. Elaine is also EMDR Certified. 


Elaine Olson



 Jackson Williams  DBH, LPCC

Dr. Jackson Williams is an independently licensed mental health clinician (LPCC) in the state of New Mexico and holds a Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) degree from the Cummings Graduate Institute of Behavioral Health Studies. Dr. Williams served in the United States Air Force as a Firefighter/EMT and as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He began his counseling career in private practice in an Albuquerque inner-city community clinic, then for several years was a Behavioral Health Therapist with the NM Children Youth and Families Department in the Juvenile Justice Services secure facilities. Dr. Williams spent two years as an Opioid Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist with the NM Department of Health coordinating New Mexico opioid overdose data reporting and analysis with the CDC. He currently co-teaches a Suicide Prevention course for rural New Mexico fire departments as part of grant provided by a major healthcare provider.  He has specialized training in trauma-informed care and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), as well as being a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional.

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Jesse Cash


Jesse Cash is a retired U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer with a distinguished career in the Naval Special Operations Community. He is a former New Mexico law enforcement officer that specialized in targeted violence intervention. He is trained in multiple areas of investigations, counter terrorism, defensive tactics, negotiations, and leadership. He has a philosophy doctorate in Strategic Intelligence/Sociology (Social Cultural Anthropology) from the American Military University. He is a guest lecturer for several law enforcement and government agencies. He is the current Training Director for PSPG.

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George Bernal

George Bernal is a 2023 graduate of the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, where he completed his master's degree with an emphasis on mental health and trauma. George has spent his entire adult life in public safety. He recently retired from the New Mexico State Police (NMSP) at the rank of Lieutenant after serving for more than twenty-two years. George was a member of the NMSP Peer Support Team for twenty years and also served as a crisis negotiator and a tactical medic. Before his law enforcement career, he was a firefighter paramedic with the Santa Fe County Fire Department. Before that, he spent more than ten years as a paramedic for Albuquerque Ambulance.

Mariah Lester-Sway


Mariah Lester-Sway received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Lipscomb University in 2016 and is actively pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health at Washburn University. Currently, Mrs. Lester-Sway and her classmates are conducting research at PSPG for a quality improvement project related to telehealth and the role it plays in providing access to mental health care services, especially in rural communities. When not at PSPG, Mrs. Lester-Sway works locally in Albuquerque as a registered nurse.


Jordan Sjostrand


Jordan Sjostrand has a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art with a focus in Photography from the University of New Mexico. She is the Special Programs Coordinator for PSPG where she manages the website and social media design, as well as curriculum development and spearheading new projects. Ms. Sjostrand also manages actors for live scenarios, partakes in trainings, debriefings, and is a Certified Critical Incident Responder.  


Christopher Johnson 

Christopher Johnson (CJ) is currently attending CNM/UNM to obtain his BA in Psychology. He graduated from Bernalillo Public schools. CJ plays semi pro football for the New Mexico Wolfpack, Marshalls and currently with the New Mexico Titans. He is a former coach of football, wrestling, and track at both the Jr. high and high school levels. He has 14 plus years of experience with kids and young adults in a school setting, along with basic knowledge of de-escalation with kids of all ages and campus safety and security. CJ is also an office admin and actor, along with helping with our All Stars program helping our youth.


Shelby Carlson

Shelby graduated from Eldorado High School. With over 8+ years of experience as an admin assistant and a sports background, she has learned the value of teamwork. Growing up surrounded by law enforcement, the importance of discipline and making a positive impact in society sparked her passion for understanding the human mind.  She is currently on a journey to pursue a degree in psychology. She is part of the admin staff at PGPG where she assists with daily office duties and also Pre-Employment Psych testing. 

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