Eve Adams has been a Board Member of PFLAG Las Cruces since 2001. Previously she was a frequent presenter at the monthly PFLAG meetings of the Las Cruces chapter and the Akron, OH chapter. She has also provided trainings on LGBT students to the Las Cruces Public Schools. As a licensed psychologist and a counseling psychology faculty member in the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department at New Mexico State University, her research has focused on how to reduce the negative mental health consequences of heterosexism. Her priority as a board member is to increase the well-being of LGBT individuals through advocacy, empowerment, & community building.
Renée Beltran is a local parent, educator, and leader. Renée has served on the PFLAG Board since 2017 and is passionate about advocating for equity in all areas but particularly for LGBTQ rights as they impact herself, her family, and friends. A native New Mexican, Renée works hard to improve the quality of life for everyone living here. As such, Renée also serves on the NM CAFé board, teaches for NAMI Southern New Mexico, and is active in local politics and intersectional social activism. Renée also enjoys reading voraciously, life with her kids and pets, and gardening.
Michael F. Breard
Michael is President/CEO of Common $ense Consulting LLC and obtained his BS from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, received his Medical Technology Training at Duke University and his MS from California State University. Michael is a Board Member and Director of Scholarships for the Suzanne Ledin Memorial Foundation and a Board Member for PFLAG Las Cruces. He is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality, Chair of the ISBT Working Party for Information Technology including being a member of the Validation Task Force, RFID Task Force and Chair of the ISBT Traceability Task Force. He is a certified Project Management Professional, Master of Project Management, Certified Quality Auditor and Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Cory Cascalheira is a doctoral student in counseling psychology. His research interests include experiences of oppression on the mental health of sexual and gender minorities. He loves to hike and run.
Tracie L. Hitter
Tracie Hitter joined PFLAG as a board member in 2015. She has participated in speaker panels to educate mental health trainees on LGBT issues, provided trainings on the mental health needs of the LGBT community, and engaged in a variety of advocacy activities to support the LGBT community. Tracie values the contributions that Las Cruces PFLAG has made to the local community and regularly attended the annual PFFLAG fundraiser, where she met her wife, Eli. Tracie is an assistant professor with the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department at New Mexico State University. Her goal as a board member is to educate the public on mental health issues facing LGBT individuals, particularly youth.
Eli Oldham joined PFLAG as a board member in 2015. One of Eli’s interests is social media, and how to leverage social media to build a sense of community, having only experienced queer community via the internet prior to becoming involved in PFLAG. Most often, you’ll find Eli behind the scenes or behind a screen.