Staff Directory

Office of the Secretary

Lynn A. Trujillo

Cabinet Secretary

Email: lynn.trujillo@state.nm.us

Phone: 505-476-1618

Cell: 505-490-1447

Nadine Padilla

Deputy Cabinet Secretary

Email: Nadine.Padilla@state.nm.us 

Phone: 505-476-1678

Cell: 505-469-3290

Stephanie Salazar

General Counsel

Email: Stephanie.Salazar@state.nm.us 

Phone: 505-476-1681

Cell: 505-690-4079

Kalee Salazar

Special Projects Coordinator

Email: Kalee.Salazar@state.nm.us

Phone: 505-476-1620

Cell: 505-690-3354

Policy and Legislative Affairs Unit

The Policy and Legislative Affairs Unit is responsible for the oversight and implementation of policy & legislative affairs.

Geneva Becenti

Policy Analyst

Email: Geneva.Becenti2@state.nm.us

Phone: 505-476-1626

Cell: 505-795-1775

Communications Unit

The Communications Unit handles public relations, media communications, and requests for public information for the department.

Sherrie Catanach

Director of Communications

Email: Sherrie.Catanach2@state.nm.us

Phone: 505-476-1606

Cell: 505-469-7599

Aurora Martinez

Executive Assistant 

Email: Aurora.Martinez2@state.nm.us

Phone: 505-476-1600

Cell: 505-699-3354

Administrative Services Division (ASD)

The Administrative Services Division is responsible for providing fiscal support and guidance to all programs and bureaus within the department. 

Monica Maestas

Chief Financial Officer

Email: Monica.Maestas@state.nm.us

Cell: 505-690-5694

Lawrence John

Capital Outlay & Tribal Infrastructure Fund (TIF) Administrator

Email: Lawrence.John@state.nm.us

Cell: 505-690-2997

Christopher Jiron

Grants Administrator

Email: Christopher.Jiron@state.nm.us

Cell: 505-437-8134