Meet Jessica Gonzales

Chaves County Care Coordinator
Care coordinators are your first point of contact to welcome you to our system of services.
They are your initial guide and friendly support.

My journey with Early Intervention began 7 years ago, I graduated in 2014 with my Associates in Arts and Science and soon after became a certified and licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant. I practiced as a COTA/L with the birth-3 population for 4 years, and fell in love with being witness to families entrusting us to be apart of their family unit and their child’s journey, it was something truly special and rewarding.  Families often see us as the heroes in their stories but really they’re the heroes in their stories, our services are meant to empower families, to help them identify and build on skills they already have, and further support them in advocating for their children. In 2019 after taking a year off of work, I was provided with the opportunity to work for MECA Therapies, whom I now can’t express enough gratitude towards for my growth as a professional.

  My love for what we do grows daily and I’m constantly reminded of why we do what we do,  being able to support and be apart of a network of resources to families in our community fuels my passion. 

“Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.” -Garrison Keillor