The Wilderwood Board

Amanda Garcia

Ms. Garcia is the Executive Director of Cuddy and McCarthy law firm in Santa Fe and is also President of the New Mexico Association of Legal Administrators. She is passionate about the art of dance, loves dogs and animals, and is very active in the community. Ms. Garcia is a qualified Reiki practitioner and in 2020 was honored as an Albuquerque Business First Woman of Influence.

Jayme Ogden

Ms. Ogden is a realtor and is very active and involved in her community. She is a dog owner and animal lover. She has traveled the world with her husband and brings compassion, knowledge, and experience to Wilderwood. She is completing her studies to become an elementary school educator and with her husband Joe is the proud mother of two sons and a daughter.

Dr. Rebecca Evanko

Executive Director, Secretary, Treasurer
Dr. Rebecca Evanko is the autistic co-founder and Executive Director of Wilderwood. A writer, educator, researcher, and horsewoman with a penchant for endurance riding, Dr. Evanko holds a research Ph. D in Cognitive Linguistics, and is currently studying for a second Master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. In 2022, she was honored to be chosen as the recipient of The Arc of New Mexico’s Bob Thomas Achievement Award and is a 2022 USQ Alumnus of the Year award winner for her work with autistic women.

Linda Stover

Board Member
Ms. Stover is currently the Bernalillo County Clerk. She is a former Executive Director of the New Mexico Rural Rehabilitation Corporation. She brings to the Board, enthusiasm, drive, a wealth of experience and knowledge of non-profit organizations, and service to the community.

Judith Valade

Board Member and Curriculum Committee Vice-Chair
Professor Valade is a retired college Professor of Developmental Education. She has extensive experience in writing and teaching curriculum and was honored as the 2017 Outstanding Educator by the Kentucky Association for Developmental Education. Judith has a lifelong passion for helping others, particularly those who are disadvantaged.

Dr. Mark Evanko

Board Member, Program Advisor and Medical Director
Dr. Mark Evanko is the neurodivergent co-founder and Program Advisor/Medical Director of Wilderwood. A physician with over 35 years clinical experience, his approach to medicine is informed by a depth and breadth of expertise in both clinical practice and research, with a renowned ability to connect with people. A physician, researcher, inventor, and equestrian, he has an enduring love of horses and a deeply-felt desire to make the world a better place.

Jamie Goldberg

Board Member
Jamie Goldberg holds an AAS degree in Education and is a licensed Associate real estate broker in New Mexico. Mr. Goldberg is also an elected Probate Judge for Valencia County. Honesty, fairness and professionalism are the cornerstones of his business activities and he participates actively in the community with a variety of volunteering activities. When not assisting clients with real estate or working as a probate judge, he can be found riding his mountain bike or running to keep fit.

Heather Castillo

Board Member
Heather Castillo is a retired regulatory compliance officer in the oil and trucking industries, as well as a dressage rider, horse lover, and rescuer of dogs. She previously operated a horse therapy program for disadvantaged children many years ago, and firmly believes that horses hold the key to all sorts of therapy for humans. Ms. Castillo wanted to join the Wilderwood Board for all these reasons, as well as the firm and unwavering faith she has in Wilderwood, both Drs. Evanko, and what they have set out to achieve.

Wilderwood Financials and Documents

In keeping with the transparency required of a 501(c)(3), Wilderwood provides access to the last three years of IRS Form 990 returns, Wilderwood’s letter of determination, Wilderwood’s Whistleblower policy and Wilderwood’s Records Management policy.