Board of Directors
Jim Spadaccini, CEO & Creative Director of Ideum, Inc. – Board President
Shammara H. Henderson, Attorney at Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward, P.A. – Treasurer
Justice Richard Bosson, NM Supreme Court, Retired
Peter Mallery, Executive Director of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
Regis Pecos, Co-director of the Leadership Institute
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- Administrative Support
- Directors & Managers
- Fair Lending
- Native American Budget and Policy Institute
- Public Benefits
- Supervising Attorneys
- Workers' Rights
Ms. Manne joined the Center in 2008 as an attorney and has been a key part of its leadership team over the last decade, engaging in the Center’s legal and advocacy work, strategic planning and management.
Ms. Hager has more than 10 years of experience working to advance economic and social justice. As an attorney at the Center, she has worked extensively to increase access to public benefits through administrative, legal, and legislative advocacy.
Director of Development
Since joining the NM Center in 2004, Ms. Leaman has contributed to the Center’s administrative, communications, research, fundraising, and program work.
Ms. Archuleta joined the Center in March 2017 to support the organization’s expanding communications efforts.
Staff Attorney - Education
As an attorney at the Center since 2013, Mr. Sanchez is focused on making a systemic change to the current quality of public education for at-risk students in New Mexico.
Staff Attorney - Education
Ms. Winkler joined the Center in 2015. Before joining the Center, Ms. Winkler worked for DNA-People’s Legal Services in Tuba City and Flagstaff, Arizona.
Supervising Attorney for Healthcare
Mr. Estrada joined the Center in 2013 and currently works on issues of health access, including increasing enrollment in Medicaid and improving access to its services. Additionally, he works to empower New Mexico’s tribal health care systems through education.
Staff Attorney - Healthcare
Mr. Townley joined the Center in 2017 and is a staff attorney working on public benefits issues.
Supervising Attorney for Public Benefits
Ms. Griego joined the Center in 2014. Her primary areas of work include promoting health access and strengthening safety net services for all low-income New Mexicans.
Staff Attorney - Public Benefits
Tim is a staff attorney working in the area of public benefits. Prior to joining the Center, Tim represented injured workers in private practice.
Staff Attorney for Public Benefits
Teague González brings twelve years of experience directly representing homeless and disabled adults and children to the Center's public benefits team.
Supervising Attorney for Workers' Rights
Ms. Welch works to strengthen public enforcement of the minimum wage and overtime laws in New Mexico, promote worker protections such as paid sick leave, and improve farmworkers’ pay and working conditions.
As a legal analyst on the Workers’ Rights team, Felipe Guevara works to improve farmworkers’ pay and working conditions, promote worker protections such as paid sick leave, and strengthen public enforcement of the minimum wage and overtime laws in New
Staff Attorney - Fair Lending
Ms. Cutler joined the Center in 2017 as a Public Service Law Fellow focused on addressing predatory lending practices and protecting the rights of borrowers in New Mexico.
Ms. O’Keefe was a non-profit arts administrator before making the switch to civil legal services in 2014.
Ms. Rost joined the Center in 2018 as the office manager. Before coming to New Mexico, she worked at the International Rescue Committee, the Excellence Center in Palestine, and the Pluralism Project through Harvard.
Paloma Mexika joined the Center in 2019 as a Communications Associate. She is passionate about dedicating her life to New Mexico’s future.