LSG & Associates employs over sixty staff members across over eight counties in New Mexico. Each of our employees has a specialized therapy and/or special education background and are passionate about serving students.
Laura Sullivan Gallegos
Laura Sullivan Gallegos, PhD, Executive Director of LSG and Associates Inc., has been working with schools and districts since 1976. She is a Certified Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) trainer and holds a PhD in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology. Her focus is a strengths-based approach to student planning as it impacts the performance of all students and teacher learning. In her 30+ years working with students of all cultures, as well as with urban, rural, and reservation school systems, she has achieved improved outcomes for students and staff. These improved outcomes required a strong focus on effective systems of student service with a goal of long-term success, not merely the bottom line. Dr. Gallegos retired from public education as a special education and health services director in 2003, the same year she was chosen as New Mexico Council of Administrators of Special Education’s Administrator of the Year. She consulted independently until 2012, and in 2014 she founded LSG and Associates, LLC. In the fall of 2017, Dr. Gallegos converted to a nonprofit (LSG and Associates Inc.) to expand opportunities for under-served schools and disadvantaged students.
Erin White Canales, CCC-SLP
Erin White Canales, CCC-SLP, has worked in education for over twenty years. Erin started her career at a non-profit providing respite services to adults. Later, she transitioned to the classroom working as an Educational Assistant while pursuing her bachelors degree in Elementary Education at The University of New Mexico. After graduation she taught first grade for five years. She then returned to school at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) to obtain her masters degree in Communication Disorders, becoming a Speech Language Pathologist. At ENMU she became a published researcher in The Journal of Education with her research titled “The Literacy Outcomes of School Aged Children with Speech Sound Disorders.”
Erin joined the LSG & Associates family in 2015 and has become a vital leader, acting as our Therapy Supervisor. Erin oversees staff and is the bridge between our therapists and contract holders. She enjoys working with a variety of populations and continues learn alongside students, adults, and school districts.
Prior to joining the LSG & Associates family in November of 2016, Barbara obtained her degree in Business Administration and Integrated Studies from Central New Mexico Community College. Within her role as executive assistant, she provides support to supervisors, and other employees by handling a variety of tasks in order to ensure that all interactions between the organization and its affiliates are positive. Barbara runs LSG’s human resource department and payroll, tracks inventory, and assists in training programs. Barbara is currently pursuing a degree in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University. She hopes to work with disadvantaged children in public and bureau schools.