DVRC is committed to helping domestic violence victims in the community, and we could not do so without our experienced and dedicated staff and volunteers.
Meet the Team
Vincent Galbiati has an extensive background in strategic planning, corporate development, government finance, and legislative affairs at the federal, state, and local levels. He has held senior management and executive positions with Fortune 500 corporations, middle-market companies, privately held businesses; and not-for-profit corporations, as well as government agencies.
Vince’s background includes business leadership development specializing in association and nonprofit management. His expertise also includes industrial environmental and public policy, legislative and government affairs, labor relations and employment expansion, business retention, economic research and evaluation; and public relations.
Vince earned his MBA at Indiana University and his undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Literature at Valparaiso University. He has been recognized for his contributions in regional advancements in transportation, distribution and logistics, fiber optic infrastructure development, and public policy in high technology sectors.
Victim Advocate Unit Director
Jessie began serving in this position in April 2019 after working extensively as a victim advocate within the agency. Jessie works closely with the Albuquerque Police Department, Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office, District Court, and the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office to ensure survivors of domestic violence have the ability to obtain support, protection, and legal resources they need.
Jessie was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM where she began her journey as an advocate in 2007 working with at-risk youth. Jessie served as the Program Coordinator for several years at Families Youth Inc.'s Girls Stepping Stones group home in Las Cruces, NM. It was here that Jessie realized her passion for victim advocacy. Jessie went on to work with survivors of sexual assault at La Piñon Sexual Assault and Recovery Services, also located in Las Cruces, NM. Jessie served as a member of the Prevention Educator team for La Piñon conducting presentations throughout New Mexico for audiences of all ages on topics such as dating violence and healthy relationships.
Originally from Texas, Donnelle moved to New Mexico 23 years ago and has worked as an administrator for the last 15 years, and has been with DVRC since 2020.
Donnelle loves being an admin and being able to help people, so she finds being able to assist the employees at DVRC who help victims of domestic violence is truly fulfilling. In her spare time, she enjoys making jewelry and gardening on the weekends with her husband of 22 years.
DVRC Board Members
Kathy Teston, President
Women's Specialist of NM
Charlene Rimbert, Vice President
Unite Private Networks
Kathy Freeman, Treasurer
Bank of America (retired)
Denise Wilcox, Secretary
New Mexico Gas Co.
Jen Cody, NM Real Estate Group
Laura Horton, NM Legal Group
Stephen Purwin, REDW
Kenny Byrd, HUB International
Lacey Byrd, BrokerKit
Kathy Elliot, Elliott Marketing
Aly Bachechi, US Eagle Federal Credit Union
Taara Arrietta, Spin and Cycle
Paul Sanchez, Dermatology of NM LLC