Governor Susana Martinez Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions

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SANTA FE - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced appointments to the Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the New Mexico Arts Commission, the Athletic Trainer Practice Board, the New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care, the State Early Learning Advisory Council, the Economic Development Corporation, the Education Trust Board, the Statewide Independent Living Council, the Juvenile Public Safety Advisory Board, the Massage Therapy Board, the New Mexico Medical Board, the Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, the New Mexico Military Institute Board of Regents, the State Rehabilitation Council for the Commission for the Blind, the State Search and Rescue Review Board, the University of New Mexico Board of Regents, the Veterans' Services Advisory Board, the Western New Mexico University Board of Regents, and the Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement.

Judy Lui of Albuquerque has been appointed to the Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Lui is in private practice at Drs. Lui & Rowe Integrative Medicine Spa. She previously worked as a pediatrician. Lui holds a Doctor of Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Albuquerque and a Doctor of Medicine from the University Of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.

Fred Barraza of Arenas Valley has been appointed to the New Mexico Arts Commission. Barraza teaches as an adjunct instructor at Western New Mexico University. He previously worked for Grant County Senior Services as the director of Home Care Services. Barraza is a United States Marine Corps veteran. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Fine Arts from Western New Mexico University in Silver City.

Timothy Acklin of Las Cruces has been appointed to the Athletic Trainer Practice Board. Acklin is the athletic training education program curriculum instructor at New Mexico State University and the staff athletic trainer for the Las Cruces Vaqueros Professional Baseball Team. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Michael McMillan of Tyrone has been appointed to the Athletic Trainer Practice Board. McMillan is the operations officer and athletic trainer at the Southwest Bone and Joint Institute. Previously, he was an athletic trainer at Gila Regional Medical Center. McMillan holds a Master of Science from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

David Warren of Las Cruces has been appointed to the New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care. Warren brings more than 30 years of experience practicing dentistry. He is active in several national dentistry organizations, including the American Dental Association, American College of Dentists, and Academy of General Dentists. Warren holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri.

Shannon Rivera of Silver City has been appointed to the State Early Learning Advisory Council. Rivera is the interim assistant dean for early childhood programs at Western New Mexico University. She worked as a developmental specialist prior to joining the WNMU faculty. Rivera holds a Master of Arts from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

Matt Geisel of Rio Rancho has been appointed to the Economic Development Corporation. Geisel is the economic development and business relations manager for the City of Rio Rancho. He previously worked with Pulte Homes as the director of sales and marketing. Geisel holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of California in Los Angeles, California.

David Jansen of Albuquerque has been appointed to the Education Trust Board. Jansen is the chief financial officer at Nusenda Credit Union. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Jansen holds a Bachelor of Science from the College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe.

Sarah Michaud of Rio Rancho has been reappointed to the Statewide Independent Living Council. Michaud is the program manager for the Jemez Vocational Rehabilitation Program. She also serves as chair of the New Mexico State Rehabilitation Council and on the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Allies for Advocacy. She holds a Master of Education from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

Aerial Liese of Farmington has been appointed to the Juvenile Public Safety Advisory Board. Liese is an instructor at San Juan College and a columnist for The Daily Times in Farmington. She has also worked as a youth case worker for a private treatment facility. Liese holds a Master of Arts from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas.

Mark Caruso of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque has been appointed to the Massage Therapy Board. Caruso is a private attorney. He served as a New Mexico state representative for District 23 from 1991 through 1995. Caruso holds a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

Elizabeth Harris of Santa Fe has been reappointed to the Massage Therapy Board. Harris is the lead massage therapist at Ten Thousand Waves in Santa Fe. She currently serves as the board chair. Harris previously worked in the entertainment industry as a costume designer and special effects costumer for film productions and television production studios.

Phillip Styka of Corrales has been appointed to the New Mexico Medical Board. Styka is an anesthesiologist, pain management specialist, and critical care physician currently working in private practice. He is also a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology. Styka is a veteran of the United States Air Force and the New Mexico Air National Guard. He holds a Doctor of Medicine from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois.

John Montgomery of Portales has been reappointed to the Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Montgomery is the assistant vice president for research and program development at Eastern New Mexico University. He is also the director of the Agency for Conservation Archaeology. Montgomery holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.

Barbara Trent of Las Cruces has been appointed to the New Mexico Military Institute Board of Regents. Trent is the CEO of Cova Strategies, LLC. Prior to her current position, she was the vice president and manager of Altamira Technologies Corporation and is a former military adviser at the National Security Agency. Trent holds a Bachelor of Arts from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

Coby Livingstone of Santa Fe has been appointed to the State Rehabilitation Council for the Commission for the Blind. Livingstone is the owner of an occupational therapy private practice. She also has experience as a clinical and adjunct instructor. Livingstone holds a Master of Arts from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Marco Lucero of Los Alamos has been appointed to the State Search and Rescue Review Board. Lucero is the Los Alamos County Sheriff. He has been a law enforcement officer since 1988. He attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Ryan Berryman of Sandia Park has been appointed to the University of New Mexico Board of Regents. Berryman will begin his studies toward a Master of Business Administration in the fall of 2015 at UNM. He has been actively involved in UNM athletics throughout his undergraduate career and is the head manager for the men's basketball program. Berryman holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Billy Armijo of Las Cruces has been appointed to the Veterans' Services Advisory Board. Armijo is a veteran service officer at the Las Cruces Vet Center. Previously, he worked as a supervisory mechanical engineering technologist for the United States Department of Agriculture. Armijo is a veteran of the United States Army and holds a Bachelor of Science from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

Carl Foster of Albuquerque has been appointed to the Western New Mexico University Board of Regents. Foster has taught at New Mexico Highlands University and was the manager of curriculum development and evaluation at the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration Emergency Operations Training Academy for Solutions UNITECH. He received his Doctor of Education from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.

Taylor Horst of Albuquerque has been appointed to the Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement. Horst is the risk management director for the New Mexico Association of Counties. He has also worked as the information technology director for the Association. Horst holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.


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