County’s Social Services Division Has New Home

Ready to take a tour during this morning’s Social Services Division open house, from left, Healthcare Specialist Nicholle Cordova, Council Vice Chair Kristin Henderson, Social Services Manager Kim Gabaldon, Councilor David Izraelevitz, Community Services Director Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan and School Board President Jim Hall. Photo by Carol A.

Social Services Manager Kimberly Gabaldon leads the tour through the breakroom. Photo by Carol A.

Staff Report

Los Alamos County’s Social Services Manager Kimberly Gabaldon conducted tours of her division’s new offices this morning at 1505 Ste. A 15th St. Gabaldon will coordinate County services from this single location.

Gabaldon took over the management of Los Alamos Health Care Assistance Program that has transitioned from the Office of Management and Budget to Community Services. She also coordinates the Community Health Council and manages existing social services contracts.

She served as a Native American liaison for the State of New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Division for the last five years before coming to Los Alamos. Prior to that, she served as a policy analyst for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for the Province of Ontario, Canada. She also worked for many years as a consultant on health related issues to the Union of Ontario Indians, a tribal consortium.

Gabaldon has a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a master’s degree in counseling from Lesley University.

The tour continues down the hall and along several small offices. Photo by Carol A.

Social Services Manager Kimberly Gabaldon’s new office. Photo by Carol A.

Executive Director Susan Mack of Family Strengths Network visits with Community Services Director Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan. Photo by Carol A.

The entrance to Los Alamos County Community Services Department, Social Services Division at 1505 Ste. A 15th St. The office is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday and closed 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch. Photo by Carol A.