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SANTA FE – The Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday announced the retirement of Dr. David Scrase from state government. Scrase has served as secretary of the Human Services Department since the governor took office in 2019 and served as Acting Secretary of...
Governor introduces bipartisan “Land of Enchantment Legacy Fund” proposal for land and water conservation
Historic investment would establish state’s first dedicated funding source for conservation, agriculture, outdoor recreation programs SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced the introduction of Senate Bill 9, the “Land of Enchantment Legacy Fund,”...
Water Protection Division Director - New Mexico Environment Department
The Water Protection Division (WPD) Director works closely with the Environment Department Cabinet Secretary, Deputy Cabinet Secretary and other Division Directors. The WPD Director maintains a robust programmatic portfolio while supporting the Department and Administration priorities, goals and deadlines. The WPD Director oversees 15 programs to ensure the cleanest and safest water supplies for New Mexicans today and into the future through the protection of surface water and groundwater quality. This position supervises the WPD Deputy Director and manages and supports the Ground Water Quality, Surface Water Quality, Drinking Water and Construction Programs Bureaus that collectively include the equivalent of 178 fulltime employees.
NM Commission on the Status of Women, Executive Director
The New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women seeks an Executive Director to help lead initiatives to ensure a prosperous and equitable future for all New Mexico’s women and families. The New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women was created in the mid 1970’s and was recently reinstated with a mission to ensure the success, advancement, health, and equity of all New Mexican Women.
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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