Dr. Adam Acevedo: Born and raised in Santa Clara, CA. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Portland in Portland, OR and went on to receive his DDS from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA.
Acting Secretary, NM Human Services Department, Santa Fe, NM
Dr. Maya Armstrong is Family Medicine intern at the University of New Mexico.
Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, FHM, FACP, is a general internist and medical educator in the Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of New Mexico.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Faculty, Boston, MA
Hospitalist, Tséhootsooí Medical Center, Navajo Nation
Chair-Elect, Board of Regents, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA
Albuquerque Asylum Seekers Welcome, volunteer physician, Albuquerque,
Administrative Chief Resident, University of New Mexico Department of OBGYN
Dr. Candelaria is practicing at Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of New Mexico, P.A. and at the Univerity of NM Hospital, Department of Dental Medicine and the Department of Surgery.
Public Health Analyst. The New Mexico State Lead for the National Health Service Corps. He is employed by the Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration. He has a BS degree in Legal Studies from the American Military University, Charles Town, West Virginia
Dr. Casados is a Board Certified Family Practice Physician and area native who provides the full scope of adult primary care as well as pediatric care and prenatal obstetric care for patients.
Cynthia Chavers, LMSW, has been a Social Worker with State of New Mexico Protective Services Division for over 20 years.
Dr. David Chen: Is a native of Colorado. He earned his both his Bachelors in Biology and Dental degree from University of Colorado.
Veteran’s Hospital & University of New Mexico
Dr. Brandon Clayton is a native of Utah. He earned his Dental degree from the University of Louisville.
Matthew has a B.S. in Environmental Science and an M.A. in Environmental Education.
Dr. Cuttrell is a retired dental faculty of the University of New Mexico; volunteer lawyer member of New Mexico Medial Review Commission. He attended dental school at the University of Texas Dental in Houston Texas. After 10 years in private dental family practice in Amarillo TX he sold the practice to attend a residency as a dentist in a medical anesthesiology residency program at Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He accepted a teaching position in Cleveland OH with Saint Luke’s Medical Center. He provided anesthesia for dental and medical cases at Saint Luke’s Hospital Lutheran and Fairview Hospital. During the time in Cleveland he became a volunteer faculty with Case Western Dental School. He moved to Albuquerque in 2001 and was part of the faculty to begin the residency program in 2004. He retired in 2023.
Dr. Jay Dainty: Is a dental graduate of Columbia University and his undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University
Mr. Daniel is Vice President of Business Development & General Counsel for Presbyterian Medical Services (PMS), a community health center headquartered in Santa Fe, NM operating 50+ clinics and numerous other health and human service programs including Head Start/Early Head Start, programs serving the developmentally disabled, senior centers, pre-K and home visiting programs.
Dr. Michael Dunn is a native of New Mexico. He received his dental degree from Creighton University.
Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Research at the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). He lead the public policy division at NACHC, which includes Federal Affairs, Grassroots Advocacy, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, and Policy Research departments. He has a BA Degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts Degree in Political Management from The George Washington University, Washington DC.
Jeremiah Dye, DDS
Dr. Dye is the Program Director for the Dental Program at First Choice Community Healthcare. He attended dental school at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in Aurora, CO. He received his BS and MS in Entomology from Texas A & M University in College Station, TX.
Jim Farmer, MPH, is the Director of the Office of School and Adolescent Health, New Mexico Department of Health.
Catherine Flaitz, D.D.S., M.S., is adjunct professor, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, The Ohio State University and soon will be clinical professor, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, The University of Read More
Dr. Flores graduated from Lamar Univ. in Beaumont, TX, with a B.S. in Biology (2001) and a B.S. in Nursing (2004).
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Kayla J. Gallegos, RDH, MSDH, is the Education and Research Chair for the New Mexico Dental Hygienist Association and the State Delegate. She is also a practicing dental hygienist in Read More
Ms. Nicole Gallegos is the Coordinator of the Dental Hygiene Program at First Choice Community Healthcare. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of New Mexico. She helped develop medical/dental integration program at First Choice HOP (Hygienist on the POD) program at four medical sites. She is a clinical public health dental provider providing services in rural areas since 2008.
Dr. Vanessa Garcia: Was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from the University of New Mexico. She received her DMD from Western University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Janis Gonzales is the Bureau Chief and Medical Director for the Family Health Bureau in the Department of Health.
Dr. Hall is the Dental Director at Carrizozo Health Center in southern NM.
Dr. Hamilton is the Lead Pediatrician and Clinical Supervisor at First Choice Community Healthcare. She received her MD from the University of New Mexico and her BA degree in Environmental Studies from Pomona College in Claremont CA. She completed her medical residency in pediatrics at UNM and has been practicing as a board certified general pediatrician in a Federally Qualified Health Center since 2014.
Founder/CEO, HIPAA for Humans
Dr. Patrick Hooper: Was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. He received his DDS from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Professor of Pediatrics and Family and Community Medicine, Clinician Educator
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Dr. Harleen Juneja: Was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. She obtained a BA with a double major in the medical sciences and classical studies from Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. She received her DDS also from Western University
Dr. Kanwal Kirani is a native of Houston. She earned her BBA in Non Profit Marketing and BS in Biology at Baylor University and her Dental degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.
The Behavioral Health Consultant, Shayna Klassen is new to DOH-OSAH in 2018 and brings 12 years of Mental and Behavioral Health experience, concentrating in youth residential treatment services.
Dr. Larragoite attended dental school at the University of California in San Francisco CA. He has been in private practice dentistry for 23 years, on call dentist for 20 years and a healthcare consultant for 10 years.
Jacqueline C. Leifer (Jacki) counsels national, regional and state primary care associations, and serves as General Counsel to the National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. Jacki also advises hundreds of federally qualified health centers (“FQHCs”) and other community-based healthcare providers, health center–controlled networks and managed care companies. Jacki handles a variety of corporate matters, including corporate formation and restructuring, consolidations and affiliations between and among FQHCs, local health departments, health systems, hospitals, rural health clinics, private group practices, oral health providers and behavioral health providers.
Valerie Lopez works for the NM Department of Health, Office of School & Adolescent Health as a School Mental Health Advocate (SMHA) and serves the southeastern region of New Mexico.
My name is Levi Maes, and I am very excited and enthused about the opportunity to come back to my community and serve the great people of this area as your new family doctor and medical director of La Clinica del Pueblo.
Melissa Martinez MD is a Family Physician and Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Centers.
Katharine Martinez earned her master’s degree in public health from New Mexico State University and undergraduate degree in dental hygiene from the University of New Mexico. Katharine is widely recognized for her role as an oral health educator in a hospital setting. Katharine has created a role that incorporates an oral health professional to be a part of the multidisciplinary team that has led to improving patient treatment outcomes and decreasing hospital acquired infections.
Tiffany Maxey is a physician assistant who was born in Wyoming but raised in Silver City, NM, and graduated from Silver High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM as well as a minor in Biology. She then went on to receive her master’s as a physician assistant from Tour Medical School in Henderson, NV where she graduated top 10 in her class.
Dr. Shaughn McCormick is a from Arizona. He earned his DMD from A.T. Still University at Missouri.
Dr. Brittany McDaniel: She was raised in Farmington, NM . She studied Chemistry at the U of NM and earned her dental degree from Creighton University.
Dr. Pablo Medina was born and raised in Houston, TX. He obtained his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from St. Mary’s University and his Masters in the Biomedical Sciences from the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine, both located in San Antonio, TX. He received his DDS from UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry.
Steven G. Meilleur, Ph.D. is President and CEO of PRAXIS Management Solutions, LLC, a virtual training and consulting firm with a team of expert, and experienced associates specializing in human resources, organizational management, risk management, strategic and operational planning, Organizational Development, and more, in the public, private for-profit, and private non-profit sectors.
Susan Merrill is a Medical Social Worker, who works for the NM Department of Health, Children’s Medical Services, assisting families who have a child diagnosed with a birth defect, in accessing services throughout the State.
Born in Hawaii and raised in New Mexico, Clarie brings a deep passion for New Mexico youth, specifically their mental health autonomy and equity. She has years of successful project management experience, including STEAM and SEL programs to underserved youth in rural areas. Clarie joined New Mexico Department of Health, Office of Student and Adolescent Health in 2022 as the Statewide Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator. Clarie is also a Crisis Mentor with the Concussion Legacy Foundation.
Clarie has four grown children, a new grandbaby and two playful pups.
In Clarie’s free time she enjoys time with her kidos, travel, museums and kayaking with her dog Merlin.