New Mexico Indian Affairs Department

2017 State of New Mexico Tribal Liaisons

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

Aging & Long Term Services Department
Doug Calderwood
Indian Area on Aging, Tribal Liaison
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Cell: (505) 228-6143
Fax: (505) 476-4750

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
Fax: (575) 646-1841
E-mail: or

Children, Youth and Families Department
Bernie Teba, Tribal Liaison
PERA Bldg.
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
PO Box 2087
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2087
Tel: (505) 476-1272

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

Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department
1220 S. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: (505) 474-9813

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
Rick Lopez
Tribal Liaison
Division Director
407 Galisteo St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: (505) 490-5788

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

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

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

Higher Education Department
Rick Juliani, GEAR UP Division
2048 Galisteo
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: (505) 476-796

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

Human Services Department
Theresa Belanger, Native American Liaison,
Medical Assistance Division
2025 S. Pacheco, ARK Plaza
P.O. Box 2348
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
(505) 827-3122
Fax (505) 827-3185


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

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

Public Education Department
Latifah Phillips
Tribal Liaison
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: (505) 476-0545
Fax: (505) 827-6668

Department of Public Safety
4491 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Tel: (505) 827-9213

Regulation and Licensing Department
Mary Kay Root, Esq.
Alcohol & Gaming Division Director, Tribal Liaison
Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road, 2nd Floor
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: (505) 476-4550

Public Regulation Commission
David V. Martinez
Compliance Officer/Native American Liaison
Public Regulation Commission
Consumer Relations Division
Tel: (505) 827-6967

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

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

Office of the Superintendent of Insurance
Patricia A. Warwick
Tribal Liaison
6200 Uptown Blvd. NE, Suite 100
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Tel: (505) 827-4297
Fax: (505) 322-2962

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

New Mexico Tourism Department
Suzy Lawrence, Tribal Liaison
Tourism Development Coordinator
Lamy Building
491 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: (505) 795-0343

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

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

Department of Workforce Solutions
Chris Zafra, State Veterans Coordinator
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, Dawn Webster at


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

Tribal Liaison Update Info Form