The New Mexico Section of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEI) monthly meeting will be held from 11:40 a.m.-12:45 p.m. on Friday at Copper Canyon Cafe, 5455 Gibson SE. The featured presentation will be Custom Parametric Estimating Techniques Used in the Development of Costs for Manned and Unmanned Space Vehicles by R. Bettinger of Tecolote Research. Admission is free. For additional information, call Michael Ebbers at 505-888-0611.
New Mexico Workforce Connection is hosting a Hiring Event for Live Nation Entertainment from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday at 501 Mountain NE. Live Nation Entertainment has over 300 seasonal positions available for the Isleta Amphitheater Live Nation Concert Series. They are hiring for the following positions: ushers, security, ticket takers, housekeeping, maintenance and fan ambassadors. Interested participants should bring their Social Security card and identification. On-site interviews will be held. Participants can apply online prior to the event by visiting www.livenationvenue.com/isleta-amphitheater. For additional information, call 505-843-1900 or visit www.jobs.state.nm.us.
Peter Holter has been promoted by New Mexico Community Capital to Managing Director – Entreprenurial Services and Program Director of the Native Entrepreneur in Residence Program. Holter has served as interim in the position for the past six months and for two years as lead mentor in the program. He also previously worked for HMI as the CEO for eight years.
Presbyterian Healthcare Services has hired seven new providers. They are:
Scott Dowd, PA-C, emergency department. Dowd previously worked as an EMT-paramedic and Air Force pararescueman for 10 years. He has a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from South College and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Alberto Santos, M.D., board-certified sleep medicine physician for the 4100 High Resort location in Rio Rancho. Santos has a medical degree from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, and completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in sleep medicine, both at the University of New Mexico.
Joseph Onyia, M.D., otolaryngology physician specializing in head and neck surgery at the Physician’s Office Building at Presbyterian Hospital. Onyia has a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and is also board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Salvador Garcia, M.D., rheumatologist at the 4100 High Resort location in Rio Rancho. Garcia has a medical degree from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Miami; and completed a rheumatology fellowship at Baylor College. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Rachael Bettencourt, PA-C, certified physician assistant at the 4901 Harper NE location. Bettencourt will specialize in primary care. She has a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Nova Southeaster University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Bettencourt is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Deepshikha Nag Chowdhury, M.D., gastroenterologist. Chowdhury has a medical degree from Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College & Hospital in Kolkata, India; completed an internal medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J.; and completed a gastroenterology fellowship at Seton Hall University.
Dennis Hurtado, M.D., family medicine physician at the clinic located at 3777 N.M. 528 in Rio Rancho. Hurtado has a medical degree from Howard University and completed a family medicine residency at the University of Alabama Selma Family Medical Center. He is board-certified in family medicine.
The National Hispanic Cultural Foundation has elected three new members to its Board of Trustees. They are Claudia Sanchez, senior business development associate at New Mexico Mutual; Eduardo Schell, sales center manager of Swire Coca-Cola USA; and Robert DelCampo, Ph.D., executive director of innovationAcademy and Rutledge Professor of Management at UNM.
Camp Rising Sun in Albuquerque has been named a recipient of the 2017 Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence by the American Camp Association. The award honors programs that develop effective, creative responses to the needs of people and/or societal problems using the camp environment or programs which demonstrate the positive contributions the camp experience has on the well-being of individuals and society.
The UNM Anderson School of Management Foundation Board has named its 2017 Hall of Fame inductees. They are Larry Chavez of Dreamstyle Remodeling and Doug Cox of Atkinson & Co. Ltd.
The Young Alumni honorees are Christi Blaschke, Presbyterian Healthcare Services; Cristin Heyns-Bousliman, Blake’s Lotaburger LLC; and Rosalyn Nguyen, UNM Health Sciences Center.
The Faculty Community Leadership Award will honor Steven Yourstone, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Marketing, Information Assurance, Management Information Systems & Operations Management.
The 2017 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects has elected two new members to its College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. They are Albuquerque City Councilor Isaac “Ike” Benton, FAIA, and Mark Rohde, FAIA, of RMKM Architecture PC.