Board of Directors
Jim Spadaccini, CEO & Creative Director of Ideum, Inc. – Board President
Justice Richard Bosson, NM Supreme Court, Retired – Board Vice President
Shammara H. Henderson, Attorney at Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward, P.A. – Board Treasurer
Casey Douma, Attorney for Pueblo of Laguna
Jeneva Martinez, Founder of Roswell Homeless Coalition
Regis Pecos, Co-director of the Leadership Institute
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- Administrative Support
- Directors & Managers
- 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
Lauren Winkler is a staff attorney at the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty and is a member of the legal team for the Yazzie Plaintiffs in Yazzie/Martinez vs. State of New Mexico.
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.
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.
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
Supervising Attorney for Economic Equity
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 - Economic Equity
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.
Corinne Wolfe Fellow for Transformative Advocacy
Verenice Peregrino Pompa is the Center's Corinne Wolfe Fellow for Transformative Advocacy. Her fellowship focuses on language access barriers faced by New Mexican families who speak a language other than English.
Policy Analyst - Native American Budget and Policy Institute
As a tribal member of the Pueblo of Jemez, Ms. Yepa works on policy and legal issues through the context of Native American culture, language and tradition.
Ms. O’Keefe was a non-profit arts administrator before making the switch to civil legal services in 2014.
Paloma Mexika joined the Center in 2019 as a Communications Associate. She is passionate about dedicating her life to New Mexico’s future.