Our Team

Who Manages RFTC?

RFTC is an offshoot of Rio Grande Alcoholism Treatment Program, Inc. (Rio Grande ATP, Inc), a nonprofit organization founded in 1978 and providing services in Taos County since 2007. RGATP takes responsibility for administration, fiscal management, and general operations. The Executive Director of Rio Grande ATP is Lawrence Medina, MBA, an experienced senior manager for behavioral health programs in Northern New Mexico. Clinical oversight is by Dr. Ted Wiard, LPCC, CGC. The following Certified Peer Support Worker (CPSW) have been hired:

  • Tommy Tapia, CPSW, Program Manager
  • Elena Carabajal, CPSW
  • Tesha Martinez, PLCSW, LMSW
  • Dr. Ted Wiard, LPCC
  • Steve Fuhlendorf, Community Coordinator

Lawrence Medina, MBA

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Executive Director

Dr. Ted Wiard, LPCC, CGC

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Clinical Director

Tommy Tapia

Program Manager, CPSW

Certified Peer Support Worker

Elena Carabajal


Certified Peer Support Worker

Tesha Martinez


Provisional Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Master Social Worker

Dr. Ted Wiard


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Certified Genetic Counselor

Steve Fuhlendorf​

Community Coordinator

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