Substitute Care Advisory Council Members (Council)

The Act establishes 9 appointed members to the Substitute Care Advisory Council.

Four members are representatives of specific state agencies;
Five members are appointed by the Governor.

New Mexico State Agency

 

Secretary of Health (DOH)
or the secretary’s designee

Secretary of Human Services (HSD)
or the secretary’s designee

Secretary of Finance and Administration (DFA)         
or the secretary’s designee

Secretary of Public Education (PED)
or the secretary’s designee

 

Appointed by Governor

 Children’s Court Judge

 

Two public members who have expertise in
the area of child welfare.

Two public members who are at least 18 and no
more than 30 years of age at the time of appointment and who were previously in substitute care.

Current Appointment

Thomas Massaro, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer/School Health Officer

Angela Medrano
Deputy Cabinet Secretary

Renee M. Ward, MHA
Deputy Cabinet Secretary

Laura Henry, Vice-Chair
State Coordinator Migrant Education Program and Foster Care Education

Angie K. Schneider, J.D., Chair
Twelfth Judicial District

Vacant
Vacant

Vacant
Vacant

If you are interested in serving on the Substitute Care Advisory Council submit an application: