Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are volunteer members from the community. The Board serves to guide A Better Way of Living (ABWL) in its mission to join with others to offer the necessary supports for people with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential in all areas  of life to include […]

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Kate Behning

Board Member Kate joined the board in late 2016. She is a nurse practitioner in Women’s Health in an Albuquerque private practice as well as a sexual assault nurse examiner for Albuquerque SANE collaborative.  She has a bachelors degree in nursing and a masters degree in nursing in women’s health.

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Michael Hochran

Board Member Mike joined the board in 2013, after serving for 3 years as ABWL’s Director of Day Services.  Mike now lives in Columbus, Ohio where he serves as a Policy Director for the Franklin County Board of Commissioners.  He continues to fight for systems that empower people with barriers […]

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Gail Starr

Board Member Gail joined the board in 2013, she is the Clinical Coordinator at Albuquerque SANE Collaborative where she has worked since 2007. She has 13 years of nursing experience and is an educator in the areas of Gendered Violence. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s […]

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Casey Bresnahan

Board Member Casey joined the board in 2011, and currently serves as the Board Secretary.  He is an Albuquerque native, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Journalism from the University of Texas.   Casey spent the first 16 years of his commercial lending career in Los Angeles, CA, and the […]

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Katy Estrada

Board Chairperson Katy joined the board in 2007 and became chair of the board soon after.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from New Mexico State University and nineteen years experience providing small business services to New Mexico and Arizona residents.

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CCS Changes

Welcome to CCS Individual Services at A Better Way of Living! As most of you know, our CCS group program is closing on November 15, 2017.  We will begin offering CCS Individual services beginning on Thursday, November 16, 2017.  Individualized community integration experience provides a wide range of benefits for […]

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Direct Support Professional 

We are always hiring Direct Support Professionals! Direct Support Professionals work in or with all of our service departments. Direct support professionals provide our supports individualized to community integration activities as well as helping with some Living Support services through Customized In-Home Supports Services and Customized Community Supports Services. Supported […]

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