Our Leadership

Casey Stone-Romero

Casey Stone-Romero returned to NMDVR in early 2022 as director. She previously worked in the division from 1997 to 2014, beginning as a receptionist and secretary and quickly earning promotions to training specialist, vocational rehabilitation technician, vocational rehabilitation counselor, and finally, staff development specialist.

In addition to her time with NMDVR, Stone-Romero’s professional experience also includes community inclusion manager and statewide supported employment lead for the New Mexico Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Supports Division, human resources analyst in the state’s General Services Department, and training and development specialist in the State Personnel Office.

A life-long northern New Mexico resident, Stone-Romero earned her master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Texas Tech University’s School of Allied Health Sciences, bachelor’s degree in social work from New Mexico Highlands University, and associate degree in human services from Santa Fe Community College.

Casey Stone-Romero is a Certified Employment Support Professional and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She also holds certification from the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE), a Level Two Pre K-12 Rehabilitation Counselor license, and is a peer reviewer for the National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials.

Ms. Stone-Romero and her husband Jason enjoy camping and golfing. Their son, Tiger, is a high school student in Santa Fe.