ALAMOSA — Tu Casa Inc. is proud to announce Theresa Ortega as the new Executive Director. Ortega is a native of the San Luis Valley. She credits her parents for her professional successes,
“For me, I was raised to have a strong work ethic, integrity and to help where I can”.
“Tu Casa Inc. staff is happy to have one of their own step up and take the lead” said staff member, Shelly Martinez. “Theresa’s work ethic, passion for clients, and the clear understanding of the mission and values of the organization makes her the model candidate”
Ms.Ortega joined the Tu Casa Inc. family in 2013, to serve family and children through the SLV CAC Program as a Bilingual Family Advocate, Multi-Disciplinary Coordinator, and Forensic Interviewer. Previously, she worked at the Alamosa County Department of Social Services for five years as a Child Welfare Caseworker. Ortega has a BA in Spanish and Sociology with an emphasis in Social Welfare and a Masters in Public Administration.
Board President, Amanda Pearson stated, “I noticed right from the beginning that Theresa is a strong leader that pursues continued growth. Theresa is a visionary leader with courage, and that is what we need in the community. When the agency was facing the hard possibility of closing its doors, Theresa stepped up and demonstrated her devotion and passion to keep the agency open even if it was only one day a week”
Ortega draws from her experience within the agency as she assumes the role of director. “Tu Casa Inc. is a beacon of hope. No matter how big or small the service we give, it’s a piece of hope that is shared”. Ortega started off this year with many goals for the agency including funding so that the agency can grow.
With the additional funding, Ortega envisions
acquiring a second building to house the Children’s Advocacy Center of the San Luis Valley separate from Tu Casa, bringing back counseling to the organization, and expanding outreach.