Meet Our Team

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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Ken Gilman

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Charles "Chuck" S. Bell

MA. LMHC    LTC, USA (RET)

                                                                                                                                               

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

                                                                                                    

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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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.

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Jordan Sjostrand

BA

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, and partakes in the trainings as well.