Board of Directors

Kristy Nadler, M.A., CD (DONA)

FBPLA Board President.  Kristy Nadler has spent many years working with families who are transitioning to parenthood. She holds a master’s degree in Psychology (Developmental), is a certified doula, and is a professor of psychology and student success at University of New Mexico, Los Alamos and a doctoral student in the Organizational Leadership program at Grand Canyon University. Kristy has participated in the creation and delivery of parent education, foster child skill building, and parent partnership communication curricula that draw from various evidence-based techniques. In 2009, Kristy transitioned to life as a parent herself, and loves experiencing the adventure of parenting with her family.

Susan Gisler

FBPLA Board Secretary.  Susan Gisler is a pediatric nurse practitioner who recently retired after working 26 years at Children’s Clinic,PA in Los Alamos. She has her BSN from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and her MSN from University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Her work experience also includes hospital nursing at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington,DC, public health nursing in North Carolina and in Hartford, Connecticut, working with migrant workers on the eastern shore of Virginia and school nursing in Los Alamos. She and her husband Galen spent 6 years in Norway where she worked part of the time in a Norwegian daycare. They have two grown children, Andy, who is an aerospace engineer in Boulder, Colorado and Ellie, who is an manager for artistic planning at Charmer Music and Art Center in Ketonah, NY. She and her husband enjoy skiing, hiking, traveling, gardening and are both amateur musicians. Susan is happy to be part of the First Born board and looks forward to continuing her commitment to serve the children and families of Los Alamos.

David Woodruff

FBPLA Board Treasurer.  David Woodruff is a husband and father. He and his wife, Lynnae, have three children. He has been serving as President and CEO of Zia Credit Union in Los Alamos, NM since November 2012. David has held progressive leadership positions within credit unions and savings & loans for over 27 years. David is a proponent of the credit union philosophy of people helping people and is passionate about contributing his time to organizations that promote greater good. His career has taken him from California to Washington to Virginia and now Los Alamos. He holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University and has completed a number of other executive leadership courses over his career. He completed the local Leadership Los Alamos program in 2014 which he credits for helping him gain a broadened understanding of the people and issues facing our community and region. David has enjoyed volunteering his time to serve on non-profit, cooperative, and community boards.

Cathleen Hewlett-Masser, RNC, IBCLC, DNPc

Cathleen Hewlett-Masser currently works as a certified obstetrical nurse and board certified lactation consultant at Northern New Mexico Women’s Health Center. She is also completing her doctorate in nursing practice in midwifery at Frontier Nursing University. Her professional experience includes serving as a labor and delivery nurse and childbirth educator in both Santa Fe and Los Alamos, and adjunct faculty at Santa Fe Community College, in addition to working as the former First Born Program’s postpartum nurse. Cathleen also co-facilitates a birth circle in town, Birth Talk, supporting women in their transition through pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Before starting her career in nursing, Cathleen studied neuroscience. Her passion for both birth and brain science merges beautifully in working with new and growing families. It is this combination of skills and knowledge related to the physical, hormonal, and emotional developments of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum developed through her unique professional path that serves to enhance the First Born Program in reaching its mission.


Katie Bridgewater

Katie Bridgewater has been a Research Associate and Project Coordinator for the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (NMCSAP) and Davis Innovations (DI) since 2004. During this time Katie has been instrumental in the development and implementation of numerous educational trainings and victim service projects. She has presented both locally and nationally on a number of topics including: sexual assault, violence against individuals with disabilities and other public health related topics. In addition, she has extensive experience in researching and planning universally accessible events with both government and non-profit organizations. Prior to her work with the NMCSAP and DI, she served as the Executive Director and trainer for Family Strengths Network, a non-profit family education and support program.

Lynnae Woodruff – bio coming soon

Chris Chandler – bio coming soon

Dr. Lynda Amrani – bio coming soon

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