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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver on Tuesday announced the introduction of Senate Bill 8, the New Mexico Voting Rights Act, legislation that will protect and expand New Mexico voting rights, including by expanding...
SANTA FE — Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday announced the introduction of House Bill 4, the Hydrogen Hub Development Act, which will expand the clean energy economy in New Mexico while lowering greenhouse gas emissions through incentivizing low-carbon...
New Mexico Department of Health - Director of Communications
Reporting to the Cabinet Secretary and governor’s office, the Director of Communication serves as NMDOH’s chief communication officer and is a key member of the DOH senior leadership team. This position requires experience and knowledge with internal and external communication in addition to management/supervisor skills. The Communication Director serves as the key spokesperson, media contact and principal advisor to the DOH’s senior leadership team on communications-related matters to ensure all external and internal communications are accurate and in alignment with the department’s mission, vision, and communication plan.
New Mexico Environment Department - Resource Protection Division Director
The Resource Protection Division (RPD) Director is appointed by the Governor and serves at the pleasure of the Governor, and works closely with the Cabinet Secretary, Deputy Cabinet Secretaries and other Division Directors and Deputy Directors. The RPD Director maintains a robust portfolio while supporting the Department and Division priorities, goals and deadlines. This position directly manages and supports the Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, Petroleum Storage Tank, and Department of Energy Oversight Bureaus that collectively includes the equivalent of 138 fulltime equivalents (FTEs). RPD’s budget is approximately $16.5M which consists of state general fund, federal grants, and state special revenue funds.
New Mexico Department of Health - Administrative Services Director
The Administrative Services Division (ASD) of the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) provides the operational infrastructure that supports the divisions in administering programs and services. The department receives approximately $625,000,000 dollars in various funding. ASD’s aim is to maximize accountability of those funds through efficient and well-designed business processes. The Administrative Services Division (ASD) Director for NMDOH is a senior leadership position which oversees the financial stability and solvency for each Division of the agency.
Department of Health
Acting Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D., has had a long career serving in both administrative and clinical roles in health care. Serving as secretary of New Mexico’s Human Services Department since 2019, he has been an integral part of the state’s COVID-19 response. A board certified internist and geriatrician, he was previously the Interim Division Chief for General Internal Medicine and the Chief of Geriatrics at the University of New Mexico.
Public Education Department
Kurt Steinhaus has led a lengthy and distinguished career in New Mexico public education, beginning as a classroom educator and later serving in various roles at the state Public Education Department, including as deputy secretary. He most recently served as superintendent of Los Alamos Public Schools, leading the high-performing district to some of the state’s best graduation rates.
Economic Development Department
Alicia Keyes was previously the film liaison for the city of Albuquerque, a role in which she initiated and oversaw the $1 billion agreement with Netflix to establish a landmark studio, established a workforce training program with both the University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College, and was responsible for all film permitting and recruiting.
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