New Mexico Indian Affairs Department

2018 State of New Mexico Tribal Liaisons

African American Affairs
Yvette Kaufman-Bell
Executive Director
1015 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Tel: (505) 222-9405

Aging & Long-Term Services Department
Rebecca Martinez
P.O. Box 27118
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Tel: (505)476-4768

Agriculture Department
Anthony Parra
Deputy Secretary/Director
New Mexico State University
MSC 3189
P.O. Box 30005
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8005
Tel: (575) 646-3702
Email: or

Children, Youth and Families Department
Bernie Teba
Tribal Liaison
PERA Building
1120 Paseo De Peralta, 5th floor
P.O Drawer 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Tel: (505) 827-7612
Cell: (505) 412-0093
Fax: (505) 827-4474

Corrections Department
Tex Joey, Native American Program
Coordinator and Spiritual Advisor
P.O. Drawer 250
Grants, NM 87020
Cell: (505) 670-4538

Cultural Affairs Department
Joyce Begay-Foss
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
P.O Box 2087
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2087
Tel: (505) 476-1272

Economic Development Department
Tim Hagaman
Tribal Liaison
1100 S. St Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: (505) 862-2322

Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department
Robert Stokes
1220 S. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: (505)476-3385

Environment Department
Kathryn S. Becker
Assistant General Counsel
P.O Box 5469
Santa Fe, NM 87507-5469
Tel: (505) 827-2054

Department of Finance & Administration
Carmen Morin
Tribal Liaison
407 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: (505) 827-4957

Department of Game & Fish
Jack Young
1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Tel: (505) 476-8141

Regulation and Licensing Department
Victoria Kaniatobe
Tribal Liaison
2550 Cerrillos Road, 2nd floor
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: (505) 476-4550

Department of Health
Aiko Allen
Tribal Liaison
1190 St. Francis Drive
Runnel Bldg. Suite S-4200
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: (505) 827-2627

Public Regulation Commission
David V. Martinez
Compliance officer/Native American Liaison
Consumer Relations Division
1209 Camino Carlos Rey.
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Tel: (505) 827-6967

Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Marcella Benton
Tribal Liaison
P.O Box 27111
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Tel: (505) 476-9690
Cell: (505) 629-9558

State Personnel Office
Maggie E. Samuel
SPO HR Consultant
Tribal Liaison
NM State Personnel Office
2600 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505-3258
Tel: (505)476-7718

Department of Information Technology
George “Gar” Clarke
Geospatial Program Manager
715 Alta Vista
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: (505) 827-1663

General Services Department
Christopher Lee
Strategic Planning Officer
715 Alta Vista
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: (505) 827-1745

Public Education Department
De Alva Calabaza
Tribal Liaison
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: (505) 827-6464
Fax: (505) 827-6668

Higher Education Department
Maria D. Otero
2044 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 228-6083

Human Services Department
Amber Carrillo
Native American Liaison
2009 S. Pacheco Street
P.O Box 2348
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: (505) 476-7203

Taxation and Revenue Department
Peter Breen
Tribal Liaison
1100 S. St. Francis Dr.
P.O Box 630
Santa Fe, NM 87504-0630
Tel: (505) 827-2926

Department of Military Affairs
Steve Latimer
Tribal Liaison
10 Bataan Boulevard
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Tel: (505) 474-1668
Fax: (505) 474-1201

New Mexico Department of Transportation
Ron D. Shutiva
Tribal Liaison
P.O Box 1149 SB-1N
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1149
Tel: (505) 827-5547
Cell: (505) 670-5464

Department of Public Safety
Major Jose Dominic "Nic" Aragon
Zone 2 Uniform Commander
P.O. Box 1628
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Tel: (505) 827-9213
Cell: (505) 225-6288

Workman's Compensation Administration
Craig Kling
General Counsel, Tribal Liaison
P.O Box 27198
Albuquerque, NM 87125-7198
Tel: (505) 841-6071

Office of the State Engineer
Myron Armijo
OSE & Interstate Steam Commission, Tribal Liaison
5550 San Antonio Drive
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Tel: (505) 699-1725

New Mexico Tourism Department
Aimee Awonohopay
Cultural Heritage Coordinator, Tribal Liaison
491 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: (505) 690-8647

Office of the Superintendent of Insurance
Monica Bryant
Tribal Liaison
6200 Uptown Blvd. NE, Suite 100
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Tel: (505) 827-4601
Fax: (505) 322-2962

Department of Veterans Services
Beverly Charley
Tribal Liaison
101 West Animas St. Suite 104
Farmington, NM 87401
Tel: (505) 327-2861

Department of Workforce Solutions
Chris Zafra
State Veterans Coordinator, Tribal Liaison
401 Broadway NE, Tiwa Bldg.
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Tel: (505) 841-8517



IAD Update Instructions for Tribal Liasons:

Click the link below to access the Tribal Liaison update form to be submitted, at a minimum, every quarter to IAD. This form will be used when a Tribal Liaison has any interactions with tribes, nations and Pueblos. Please submit completed PDF forms to Management Analyst, Coralie Whitmore at


Please use the form below if your state agency has changed their tribal liaison. Please submit completed PDF forms to Management Analyst, Coralie Whitmore at

Tribal Liaison Update Info Form


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