Valerie R. Auger is a partner at Kemp Smith in the firm's Trial Department. Her practice focuses on healthcare liability, wrongful death, personal injury claims, premises liability, insurance defense, and general civil litigation. She handles legal matters from the claims-stage through trial and appeal. Ms. Auger has represented commercial and
Richard O. Martinez was born in El Paso, TX, on February 10, 1955. He attended Father Yermo Elementary, Jesuit and Jefferson High School of El Paso, and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He graduated from UTEP in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Driven
Steve Kontoulis is the Board Treasurer for PdN Children’s Board of Directors. He has served in this capacity since 2017. Steve is the Vice President at BBVA Bank and has been with the bank for 17 years. He works with local medium- and large-sized businesses providing financing, accounting, and services.
Diana Macias Valdez represents businesses in all aspects of labor and employment law in a wide range of industries, including private businesses, non-profit organizations and governmental entities. Her practice focuses on day-to-day, preventative counseling and advising to employers on a wide range of employment matters, including preparation of employment agreements and
Dr. Monica V. Ramirez is an El Paso native, originally a Franklin High School Cougar. She graduated from the University of Texas El Paso with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry. She continued her training at the University of Houston College of Optometry. She interned with Houston Eye Associates,and La
Dr. Kronfol has been with El Paso Pediatric Associates since 2006. She completed her medical school training at the American University of Beirut in 1997 and her pediatric residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in 2000. She came to El Paso after working at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston
Longtime PDN Children’s staffer to retire. Ms. Vargas has been an employee with the center since 2000.