Meet the Houston Management Team
Barbara Baldovin – Area Director
Barbara Baldovin, AWFC Area Director in the Houston office, has served children and families for over 20 years. She has worked in all arenas of child welfare to include child abuse/neglect investigations, coordination of foster and adoptive placements, foster home monitoring, case management, foster home development, conducting home study assessments, and providing advocacy in the civil and criminal courts on child abuse cases/neglect cases. Barbara earned her Bachelors of Psychology with a minor in Sociology at the University of Houston. She also holds an LCPAA (Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrators) license. Barbara was the recipient of the “Foster Home Specialist of the Year” award by the Texas State Foster Parents Association. Barbara is committed to the goal of ensuring that a foster child’s physical, emotional, social and academic needs are met while in foster care. She also holds a high degree of respect and admiration for those individuals that come forward volunteering to open up their hearts and their homes to this most vulnerable population. In her spare time, Barbara volunteers her services as a consultant for a National Child Advocacy organization providing guidance on child welfare cases.
Belinda Cornejo – Clinical Director
Belinda Cornejo came to A World For Children with over 20 years experience in the child welfare community. After graduating, she worked with CPS for approximately ten years, gaining experience in investigations, substitute care, recruiting foster/adoptive families and the training institute. Following that, she was offered the opportunity to work with children, who were survivors of sex and human trafficking, through Office of Refugee and Resettlement and with children crossing the border without a legal parent. She has also gained valuable experience and knowledge with other child placing agencies in clinical supervisor and adoption/post-adoption positions.
Belinda is the oldest of four siblings, which gave her the opportunity to act as a parent to her younger siblings. She has a unique background, which helped shape her passion to help the population of vulnerable children. Belinda’s family migrated from Monterrey, Mexico when she was five in hopes of finding and providing their children a better future. They were able to do so and Belinda, in turn, found that she wanted to help others. Belinda loves every opportunity given to me help and impact a child’s life. She is married and was blessed with a beautiful son and daughter (fraternal twins)..