Board Members

Veronica Dorato, Esq., President

Veronica Dorato is SCLO’s Board President. Veronica received her B.S. degree in Nursing from the University of New Mexico in 1990, and has been a registered nurse since that time.  Subsequently, Ms. Dorato graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico’s School of Law. During law school, Ms. Dorato was active in the Student Health Law Association and the National Italian American Bar Association.  She also, was an SCLO law student intern. Following law school, Ms. Dorato served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Michael Bustamante of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Subsequently she worked at a prominent insurance defense law firm that focused on personal injury defense, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice and general litigation. She intermittently acts as a visiting professor of Clinical Law at the University of New Mexico’s School of Law. Ms. Dorato is a partner in a law firm that she co-founded and represents individuals pursuing workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. She also serves as guardian ad litem for seniors in guardianship/conservatorship cases.  Ms. Dorato’s hobbies include traveling, running, tennis, and spending time with her family.

Carol Tucker Trelease – Vice President

Carol Tucker Trelease is SCLO’s Board’s Vice-President. She is also the Executive Director of a local family foundation.  In addition, Ms. Trelease volunteers for several organizations including St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, La Vida Llena, Compansion and Choices, and the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico.  Ms. Trelease has received many awards including: the YWCA’s Women on the Move; the Democratic Party’s Outstanding Women of New Mexico; and New Mexico’s Senior Hall of Fame.

Linda Murphree, CPA – Treasurer

Linda Murphree, of Urbielewicz Murphree CPAs PC, has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1982 and has held CPA licenses in Idaho, California and New Mexico. Linda has national accounting firm experience working on public company audits including Boise Cascade Corporation. Her experience also includes nonprofit, governmental and bank industry audit experience. Linda is a member of the New Mexico Society of CPA’s and in conjunction with our ElderCare practice, a member of the NM Association of Continuity of Care (NMACC) and the New Mexico Estate Planning Council.


Marjorie Martin

Marjorie Martin is an attorney currently practicing housing law in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Ms. Martin has worked in public interest law for the past twelve years, and in the course of her career, her work has involved addressing the legal needs of the elderly in matters such as foreclosure, landlord/tenant, Fair Housing, and benefits counseling.

Agnes Vallejos

Agnes Vallejos was the Executive Director of the New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Agnes is a native New Mexican.  She was raised in Northern New Mexico and attended the University of New Mexico where she received a Bachelors of University Studies and a Masters of Business Administration.  Agnes has spent the majority of her career in non-profit settings initially working with emotionally disturbed children and later in elder care settings.

Mary Galvez MA, CMC, NCG

A Nationally Certified Guardian (NCG) and Certified Manager of Care (CMC), Mary Galvez has been providing guardianship and care management services in New Mexico for 13 years. She has over 18 years of professional experience in the healthcare and social work field. The last 16 of those years have been specifically in the area of services to the elderly and disabled population in New Mexico. Mary has also worked and volunteered in public health clinics, domestic violence and homeless shelters, a domestic violence and rape crisis center, internal medicine, homecare administration, hospice and several non-profit organizations. On a personal note, Mary is happily married and has two beautiful daughters. She recently ran her fifth half marathon and is always looking for the next “project” in which she can be involved.

Brad Yablonsky

Brad Yablonsky is a Financial Advisor with UBS Financial Services. His focus is helping clients and prospects in understanding Social Security Maximization Strategies and integrating those benefits with other assets to maximize spendable income and reduce overall risk. Originally from New Jersey, Brad traveled to Albuquerque in 2001 ‘just to visit’, though now proudly calls it home. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and holds Series 7, 66 and Insurance licenses. Brad volunteers for PB&J Family Services, Cuidando Los Ninos and All Faiths Receiving Home. While not working, he enjoys performing and teaching as a drummer and percussionist.

 Kathy Brandt

KATHY BRANDT is a Family Law practitioner who often serves as a Guardian ad Litem in child custody cases involving high conflict families.  She holds an undergraduate degree from Seattle University and a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling and Juris Doctor from UNM’s School of Law. After law school Ms. Brandt clerked for the Honorable Mark B. McFeeley in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and served as a New Mexico Public Defender for eight years. Subsequently she directed the Children’s Safehouse of All Faiths’ Receiving Home. She authored an article,”The Mentally Ill We Will Always Have With Us”, NMTLA, February 1995 and was president of the Albuquerque Bar Association in 2005.  Her community interests include serving on the Sandia National Laboratories Human Studies Board and formerly serving on the Board of Reading Works, Inc., a non-profit agency providing one-on-one tutoring to adults in Bernalillo County.  She was a member of the NM State Bar Leadership Institute in 2004, a former member of the Judicial Standards Commission and a member of Task Force for the 1993 Revision of the N.M. Children’s Code.

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