ABQ FaithWorks Team


Jessica Corley, M.Ed.

Jessica joined ABQ FaithWorks in July of 2020, leading the program for asylum seekers resident in or passing through Albuquerque.  She became the Executive Director in December of 2021. Jessica has extensive management experience in both non-profits and for-profit organizations.  She has owned and operated several successful businesses in the US and in Mexico.  She has called New Mexico her home for more than 30 years since arriving from the East Coast in the early 90's.  She is married with two grown children, both of whom reside in Albuquerque.  She has one grandchild and is always happy to bring out the photos!

Dawn Adkins, MSHP, MS

Dawn joined the FaithWorks staff in late March, 2022, and brings a variety of work and volunteer experience mixing skills from education, librarianship, science, and non-profits. She is excited to be working with the faith communities of FaithWorks to build a collaborative system of leveraged resources and volunteers to serve the unhoused in our community.  Moving here from the SE US, she has lived in Albuquerque for about four years.  She and her wife enjoy exploring the many beautiful sights in New Mexico and the Southwest.  They are active members of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, one of FaithWork's member congregations.



Elijah Martinez, BS

Elijah brings strong communication, organization and problem solving skills to the task of coordinating and training teams of volunteers to support asylum-seeking families resident in Albuquerque. His Spanish proficiency facilitates a lively connection with the many Spanish-speaking families in our program.


Cynthia Ramirez

Cynthia is a native Albuquerquean who is passionate about serving others and is a social worker at heart.  She has worked for many nonprofits in the city including Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless, YWCA of the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico Center for Dispute Resolution, PB & J Family Services and as a Child Life Specialist at UNMH. She is fluent in Spanish and is very proud of being a New Mexican.  Cynthia enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor concerts, visiting new breweries, the mountains and road trips/traveling.


Dora Gallegos

Dora is the Office Manager at ABQ FaithWorks and is a bilingual addition to our staff.  She was born and raised in northern New Mexico.  She was employed by the State of New Mexico as a clerk, administrative secretary, and financial specialist.  She retired after working with the State for 25 years.  Dora enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, listening to music, bike riding and traveling.